TOP 7 CAUSES OF MOLD IN HOUSES A professional building inspection reports any visual and hidden mold problems in the house. In nature, mold is essential to decompose organic material and does not cause any problem for humans. But inside the house, not only mold look ugly and smell bad but it poses a serious health risk for your family. Mold spores are everywhere floating in the air and start… Read More »TOP 7 CAUSES OF MOLD IN HOUSES
5 THINGS ABOUT PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTION A pre-purchase building inspection is optional in theory but Building Inspection Council has observed catastrophic consequences of skipping pre-purchase building inspection and would highly recommend one before making the final decision. Here are 5 things a buyer should be aware of about the pre-purchase building inspection. 1. What is Pre Purchase Building Inspection? In very simple words, a pre-purchase building inspection is a building… Read More »5 THINGS BUYERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTION
BUYING PROPERTY IN WYNDHAM – WHY PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTION IS A MUST? Thinking of buying in the City of Wyndham, a building inspection in Wyndham Vale before signing on the contract can protect you. The city has seen one of the highest growth in recent years. Lower average median prices have attracted many buyers and a building inspection can help you to know more about the property. Building Inspection Council will highly recommend… Read More »BUYING PROPERTY IN WYNDHAM – WHY PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTION IS A MUST?
HOW DO BUILDING INSPECTORS DETECT WATER DAMAGE? Water damage is the number 1 building defect (Read ” 15 Top Building Defects Found During Building Inspection” for other defects) found during building inspections in Australia. More than 46% of properties have been found to carry this defect which is almost half of all the houses. The worst thing about the water damage is that water can get anywhere – from ceiling… Read More »HOW DO BUILDING INSPECTORS DETECT WATER DAMAGE?
WHAT ARE THE ROOF DEFECTS FOUND IN BUILDING INSPECTION? 23% of houses have been found with defective roof covering when inspector during the building inspection. Broken tiles, missing tiles, problems with roof sheeting are some of the common defective roof examples. Any defective roof covering problems can directly lead to water penetration from outside, damage to the ceiling, insulation damage, and mold in the roof cavity. The average cost of… Read More »WHAT ARE THE ROOF DEFECTS FOUND IN BUILDING INSPECTION?
NUMBER 2 BUILDING DEFECT IN AUSTRALIA – WALL CRACKS The 2nd most common building defect found during building inspection is cracks in internal and external walls. More than 40% of houses are plagued with cracks in the walls in Australia. Every house has cracks but most of the cracks are superficial and need to not be worried about. But some types of cracks could be dangerous for the building or… Read More »NUMBER 2 BUILDING DEFECT IN AUSTRALIA – WALL CRACKS
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS? The main and foremost purpose of the building inspection is to give property buyers the information required to make an informed and confident decision of the purchase. The building inspection focus on the major defects that can cost the buyer a lot of money or may leave the building unsafe to live in. The other purpose of the building inspection is to verify… Read More »WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS?
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN THE WALLS? More than 40% of houses in Australia are inundated with walls cracks (Source). Not all the cracks are a threat to the building but there may be some cracks that can be due to serious underneath defects. Building Inspection Council has observed that walls cracks can be expensive and even leave your home unsafe to live in. A building inspection will… Read More »WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN THE WALLS?
WHAT ARE STRUCTURAL DEFECTS IN BUILDINGS? The purpose of the building inspection is to advise potential home buyers on the condition of the property. The inspector identifies any minor (scratched paint, minor cracks, rust ) and major defects (safety risk, structural defects) in the property. The structural defects are difficult to identify for untrained buyers and can cost huge sums or make your home uninhabitable. Building Inspection Council provides information… Read More »WHAT ARE STRUCTURAL DEFECTS IN BUILDINGS?
NUMBER 1 BUILDING DEFECT – WATER DAMAGE According to research, internal water leaks and water penetration from outside are 1st and 3rd most common building defects found during the building inspection. More than 40% of inspected properties have these defects (source). These defects mean water damage to the property. One of the reasons that a water leak can be so destructive is that it can go unnoticed for a long… Read More »NUMBER 1 BUILDING DEFECT – WATER DAMAGE