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Dilapidation Report Brisbane

Do you need a dilapidation report Brisbane? Look no further than All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports!

We service all areas across South-East Queensland and are renowned for providing our client’s comprehensive dilapidation reports next business day. Request a quote from ASBIR for peace of mind. 

What is a Dilapidation Report?

A Dilapidation Report or existing condition inspection report is a specialized building inspection that identifies any existing issues such as cracking, subsidence, building defects or damage.

This report will note the current condition of properties surrounding and adjacent to new construction or works prior to commencement. This is so that any problems or claims that may arise after construction are able to be compared to the pre-construction condition report.

Why do I need a dilapidation report?

Common problems that may occur during construction include cracking, settlement, subsidence, movement, water seepage, concrete deterioration, glass damage; roof damage or deterioration to building elements.

Damage and defects can be caused by any kind of construction, development, renovation or works, including new buildings like unit complexes or high-rise developments, major renovations to existing structures, road building, or other infrastructure.

Damage and defects can also be caused by demolition, use of heavy equipment, piling, vibration, underground tunneling, or excavation, or other traffic or persons onsite during construction.

When do I need a Dilapidation Report?

Before any construction is undertaken you need to determine any possible existing problems, which if not documented prior to construction can cause potential problems and possibly disputes or claims later.

We recommended you book your Dilapidation Inspection after approval has been received but prior to construction.

Retaining wall BEFORE construction next door. 

 

Retaining wall POST construction next door.

Dilapidation Report Brisbane

We service all Brisbane suburbs and all the way to the Sunshine Coast.

Not to mention our team are experienced builders and inspectors, many with commercial construction credentials. ASBIR inspectors are all fully licensed with the QBCC and members of Master Builders.

Let ASBIR give you Peace of Mind, request a quote today or call us for a dilapidation report. 

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of dilapidation reports and building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections and dilapidation reports across South East Queensland. 

We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.   Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of your next demolition or construction works. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

In Summary, ASBIR were great!! Reliable, punctual, affordable, helpful, organised which is greatly appreciated! Hence I referred you on to my friends who also had great things to say with the work you’ve done for them.

Charles W. (Lawnton – Building & Pest) 

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Why do I need a building and pest inspection?

Wondering why you need a building and pest inspection? Check out this short video with ASBIR’s Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman. 

Special thanks to Place Estate Agents Coorparoo for this video in which Fred shares some practical tips for both buying or selling a property.

 

Tips for Selling A Property

Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and ensure that the house doesn’t just look pretty but functions correctly.

In this video Fred recommends making sure all doors and windows, or anything that opens and closes works exactly as it is intended to.

“This also includes checking taps and washers running properly, and that there’s no leaks underneath,” Fred said.

Tips For Buying a Property

“It’s also very important that you do a building and pest inspection to make sure the property is structurally sound and doesn’t have termites.”

These are the things that can end up costing you a lot of money down the track, so you don’t want to be stung paying too much money for a property that isn’t in good nick – or has a lot of surprises.

It’s worth investing in an independent building and pest inspection to get an accurate snapshot of the property’s condition.

Building and Pest Inspections Brisbane

Are you getting ready to buy a new home? Request a quote today or call us on 1300 553 007 for a thorough building and pest inspection by our team of certified inspectors!

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of dilapidation reports and building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections and dilapidation reports across South East Queensland. 

We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.   Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of your next demolition or construction works. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We were very impressed and grateful for the professionalism of Fred in conducting our building and pest inspection on our house.  He was very thorough and explained everything very well during the inspection, not to mention the great written report we received.  This our 3rd established house we have bought but first time using ASBIR.  They are certainly the best we have used and would not hesitate to use again or recommend to anyone else needing skilled professionals who are friendly and knowledgeable and show great attention to every detail.

Ann G. (Karalee – Building & Pest)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Dilapidation Report Sunshine Coast

Looking for a Dilapidation Report Sunshine Coast? A dilapidation report is important when you are planning to undertake any new works which are near or adjacent to other properties or if your property is the one adjoining any planned development or construction.

Why do I need a dilapidation report?

“Works” can cover a wide range of things, including new construction, renovations, services installation, curbing and channelling, pipeline installation and repairs, road construction, footpath construction, retaining wall construction and boundary fence construction.

The types of buildings and structures on which dilapidations may be conducted include houses, units, townhouses, sheds, garages and commercial buildings such as factories, warehouses, shops and offices.

Currently we are booking a week ahead, however we do have some flexibility if your timeframe is shorter, so please call the office as we always work to accommodate our clients.

Who Prepares a Dilapidation Report?

We are renown in the industry for the high quality and professionalism of our written reports and ASBIR can deliver your dilapidation report, including photos, within 1 business day of your inspection. Due to the size of the report files we usually issue the report via Dropbox. You are free to request the addition of as many people as you wish to view the report.

Your Dilapidation Report will be performed and prepared by an ASBIR inspector who is qualified, experienced and fully licensed to perform these inspections.

Dilapidation Report Sunshine Coast

We service all Sunshine Coast suburbs across Caloundra, Maroochy Noosa areas.

All ASBIR inspectors are highly regarded as experienced inspectors and builders, which includes experience in Commercial Construction and ASBIR inspectors are all fully licensed with the QBCC and members of Master Builders.

Let ASBIR give you Peace of Mind, request a quote today or call us for a dilapidation report. 

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of dilapidation reports and building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections and dilapidation reports across South East Queensland. 

We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.   Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of your next demolition or construction works. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

Thank you so much for your service. We would just like to add that your office staff were excellent with direct information and along with the booking process. The price was excellent, you beat many other companies in price by far. My mother and auntie attended the inspection and would like to comment on how nice, helpful, friendly the inspector was and the inspection and report he did were both excellent. He took his time and gave a lot of detail which was great. Our solicitor has also commented on how good the report was and how quickly we received it. We would highly recommend you in the future. Thanks again.

 G & C Parkinson – Coolum Beach (Building & Pest)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Dilapidation Report South Brisbane

Do you need a dilapidation report South Brisbane? All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leader in Dilapidation Reports across South East Queensland. 

In this blog post we explain what a dilapidation report is and when you need one. Got a question? Contact our friendly team for a free quote today

Why do I need a dilapidation report?

A dilapidation report or dilapidation survey helps to protect your interests.  An experienced and qualified ASBIR inspector will take an accurate snapshot of your property or perhaps properties surrounding you, if you are undertaking significant works.  This report will then provide a baseline to determine if the works undertaken having caused any adverse effects to surrounding properties. 

3 Occasions When You Should Book a Dilapidation Report!

  1. Prior to undertaking to demolish an existing building or structure
  2. Prior to beginning a new construction, extension or extensive renovation – especially where excavation and/or compaction is required
  3. Prior to drilling, boring or blasting

Who Prepares a Dilapidation Report?

A dilapidation report should be conducted by a qualified and licensed inspector. Here at ASBIR, our inspectors each have over 20 years’ experience in the building industry and compile the dilapidation report on behalf of our clients. These reports are photographic and notated with the inspector’s findings and recommendations.

Dilapidation Report Brisbane South

ASBIR can undertake a dilapidation report on your behalf – for both residential or commercial properties. Contact Us today to request a quote. 

We service the following South Brisbane suburbs: 

  • Acacia Ridge
  • Algester
  • Annerley
  • Archerfield
  • Belmont
  • Burbank
  • Calamvale
  • Capalaba West
  • Carindale
  • Chandler
  • Coopers Plains
  • Drewvale
  • Durack
  • Dutton Park
  • Eight Mile Plains
  • Fairfield
  • Forest Lake
  • Greenslopes
  • Heathwood
  • Holland Park
  • Holland Park West
  • Inala
  • Kuraby
  • Macgregor
  • MacKenzie
  • Mansfield
  • Mt Gravatt
  • Mt Gravatt East
  • Oxley
  • Parkinson
  • Richlands
  • Robertson
  • Rochedale
  • Rocklea
  • Runcorn
  • Salisbury
  • Stretton
  • Sunnybank
  • Tarragindi
  • Upper Mt Gravatt
  • Yeronga

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of dilapidation reports and building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections and dilapidation reports across South East Queensland. 

We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.   Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of your next demolition or construction works. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

I found your service to be very efficient, organized and easy to use. The building inspector was excellent – very thorough and professional and the administration process was a breeze. It is refreshing to know there are still good services like yours operating.  

Susan W. – (Coomera – Handover Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Dilapidation Report North Brisbane

 

Do you require a dilapidation report North Brisbane? All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) specialise in Dilapidation Reports. Contact our experienced team for a free quote today.

What is a Dilapidation Report?

A dilapidation report (or dilapidation survey) is generally undertaken prior to work commencing, such as demolitions, construction, underground tunneling, or road works.  The dilapidation report can be carried out for the party responsible for the works being carried out, or by the owner of the buildings adjacent to the site for the works.  

What is a Dilapidation Report Used For? 

A dilapidation report is crucial because:

  1. It helps protect you again allegations of damage caused by the works undertaken
  2. Gives peace of mind for the adjacent properties that you are protecting their interest and yours
  3. Expert advice by a qualified professional giving an accurate snapshot of the condition of surrounding buildings and fixed assets

Why Do I Need a Dilapidation Report?

ASBIR senior inspector Stephen Follet said “there is no substitute for having an accurate Dilapidation Report prepared prior to any extensive work being done.  Without a Dilapidation Report, anyone can make any sort of claim they want”

When Do I Need a Dilapidation Report? 

A dilapidation report is recommended when you are undertaking any of the following:

  • Demolitions
  • New construction
  • Extensive extensions or renovation
  • Drilling or Boring
  • Blasting or Excavation
  • Compacting 

Dilapidation Report North Brisbane

ASBIR can undertake a dilapidation report on your behalf – for both residential or commercial properties – with fast turnaround. Our dilapidation reports are completed within one business day. 

Contact Us today or request a quote

We service the following north Brisbane suburbs and more! 

  • Albany Creek
  • Aspley
  • Bald Hills
  • Bracken Ridge
  • Brendale
  • Bridgeman Downs
  • Chermside
  • Chermside West
  • Eaton’s Hill
  • Everton Park
  • Geebung
  • Gordon Park
  • Hendra
  • Kedron
  • Lawnton
  • McDowall
  • Nundah
  • Petrie
  • Stafford
  • Stafford Heights
  • Strathpine
  • Virginia
  • Wavell Heights
  • Zillmere

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of dilapidation reports and building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections and dilapidation reports across South East Queensland. 

We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.   Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of your next demolition or construction works. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

I found your service to be very efficient, organized and easy to use. The building inspector was excellent – very thorough and professional and the administration process was a breeze. It is refreshing to know there are still good services like yours operating.  

Susan W. – (Coomera – Handover Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Rental Property Inspection Report EOFY Special Offer

Rental Property Maintenance Report only $295*

EOFY Special Offer – Save 33% for a limited time only

Take advantage of our end of financial year special offer, book a Building Maintenance Report for your rental property before the end of June and only pay $295 (incl GST), normally $450.

Special offer valid for ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspections conducted between 13 – 30 June 2017.

Want to book a July inspection? Book and pay before the end of financial year to secure this special rate throughout the month of July.

Don’t forget this cost is tax deductible.

What is included in ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspection?

Our highly sought after property maintenance inspection report includes:

  • A detailed independent report containing a summary of the inspector’s findings including relevant colour photos
  • Snapshot of the overall condition of your home
  • Recommendations for rectification of any damage or other defects identified
  • Comprehensive list of maintenance – including those considered urgent or non-urgent
  • Identification of any safety hazards that require immediate attention

Why should you book a Property Maintenance Inspection?

  • Avoid major problems and hefty bills in the long term with preventative maintenance
  • Ensure small things don’t become big issues with early detection
  • Avoid accidents and litigation due to lack of maintenance on your investment property
  • Minimise the risk of fire damage with a maintenance check that alerts you to any potential fire hazards

You are also most welcome to attend the property maintenance inspection of your home or investment property (approx. 1 hour), to walk around with the inspector and ask any questions you may have.

Book Now

To book this inspection or for more information call us on 07 5432 3392 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, click here to book online

*Terms & Conditions

  • Special offer only valid for inspections booked between 13 – 30 June. To secure this special rate for July bookings, inspection must be booked and paid for no later than 30 June.
  • Special offer applies to standard (4 bed, 2 bath) house

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We have found ASBIR to be very professional and the reports we received are extremely thorough.  We are very happy with the service ASBIR offers and will definitely be using ASBIR again in the future!

Mitch and Kelly S. (Burpengary –6 Month Maintenance Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Building Maintenance Report EOFY Special Offer

ASBIR Building Maintenance Report only $295*

EOFY Special Offer – Save 33%

Take advantage of our end of financial year special offer and get a ‘health check’ for your property by booking a Building Maintenance Report for your home before the end of June and only pay $295 (incl GST), normally $450.

Special offer valid for ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspections conducted between 13 – 30 June 2017.  

Want to book a July inspection? Book and pay before the end of financial year to secure this special rate.

What is included in ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspection?

Our highly sought after property maintenance inspection report includes:

  • A detailed independent report containing a summary of the inspector’s findings including relevant colour photos
  • Snapshot of the overall condition of your home
  • Recommendations for rectification of any damage or other defects identified
  • Comprehensive list of maintenance – including those considered urgent or non-urgent
  • Identification of any safety hazards that require immediate attention

What type of Maintenance Inspections does ASBIR offer?

  • Annual Maintenance Inspections
  • Defect Liability Warranty Inspections
  • End of Structural Warranty Inspections

Why should you book a Property Maintenance Inspection?

  • Avoid major problems and hefty bills in the long term with preventative maintenance
  • Ensure small things don’t become big issues with early detection
  • Avoid accidents and litigation due to lack of maintenance on your investment property
  • Minimise the risk of fire damage with a maintenance check that alerts you to any potential fire hazards

You are also most welcome to attend the property maintenance inspection of your home or investment property (approx. 1 hour), to walk around with the inspector and ask any questions you may have.

Book Now

To book this inspection or for more information call us on 07 5432 3392 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, click here to book online

*Terms & Conditions

  • Special offer only valid for inspections booked between 13 – 30 June. To secure this special rate for July bookings, inspection must be booked and paid for no later than 30 June.
  • Special offer applies to standard (4 bed, 2 bath) house

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We have found ASBIR to be very professional and the reports we received are extremely thorough.  We are very happy with the service ASBIR offers and will definitely be using ASBIR again in the future!

Mitch and Kelly S. (Burpengary –6 Month Maintenance Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Pre-handover building inspection Glasshouse Mountains

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) specialise in pre-handover building inspection Glasshouse Mountains.

Building a new home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and want to ensure you’re getting the highest quality workmanship from your builder and subcontractors?

An independent building inspection report at practical completion (PCI) or handover, is one of the most cost effective avenues to give you peace of mind that your dream home won’t cause headaches – both big and small – down the track.

ASBIR recently conducted a handover inspection of a single storey duplex. While there were no major defects, our comprehensive assessment and report did identify a long list of smaller issues including the need to:

  • Adjust door margins and align doors
  • Repair scratches in aluminium windows, door frames and tracks
  • Repair bent skirting and cornices
  • Paint tops of skirting tiles which were visible
  • Paint tops and bottoms of doors to seal against water penetration
  • Install screw caps to match cabinetry to ensure it doesn’t look unsightly

ASBIR Senior Inspector said it’s these little things that can make or break how you feel about your new home when you’ve finally settled in.

“There’s nothing worse than moving into a new property – one that you’ve carefully designed and worked hard to secure – only to feel disappointed with the quality finish,” he said.

Contact us to book a pre-handover building inspection today.

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

I found your service to be very efficient, organized and easy to use. The building inspector was excellent – very thorough and professional and the administration process was a breeze. It is refreshing to know there are still good services like yours operating.  

Susan W. – (Coomera – Handover Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Ningi pre-purchase building inspection report reveals balcony damage

When purchasing a house, unit or apartment with a raised deck, verandah or balcony it is vital to ensure that it is safe.

A recent building inspection in Ningi by All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) discovered extensive issues to the entire verandah structure.
 
In fact, Senior Inspector Fred Broekman recommended that the area should be cordoned off and not used until urgent rectification works had taken place.
 
“Very rarely do we see decks or covered entertaining areas in such disrepair.

“The general condition of the covered patio was so poor – including evidence of water penetration, severe wood decay, rust, cracked floor tiles and concrete – that it posed a significant safety hazard to any occupant or visitor to the home,” he said.
 
Regular building inspections are essential to ensure structural safety. These inspections will check strength and straightness, construction, gaps, decay, corrosion (rust) and termites.
 
As standard in ASBIR’s pre-purchase building inspection reports, our extensive assessment for outdoor patios or entertaining areas includes:

  • Checking the decking boards and the butt joints in the boards;
  • The handrail and bottom rail to post connections;
  • The balustrading to rail connections;
  • The joist to the house and the joist to the deck connections;
  • Plates to house connections;
  • Bearers and supports and footings. 
  • Plus the inspector will always check the underside as well for decay and termite damage.

Furthermore, for decking adjoining a pool or spa, balconies exposed to the elements or properties near the coast it’s also essential we check for rust of the fixings and connections (nails, screws, metal brackets, bolts etc).

What are the signs of verandah or patio damage?

According to Fred, you should be concerned if you notice any of the following:

  • Blistered paint
  • Changes to the timber such as depression, sagging or loose timbers
  • Termite mud tunnels
  • Fine sawdust around timber
  • Build-up of soil around base of timber, and
  • If you hear any creaks or groans.

Regularly monitoring the condition of your outdoor patio will not only give you peace of mind, but can save you a fortune in repairs or replacement in the future if issues go unnoticed.
 
When in doubt, don’t hesitate to call in the building inspection experts such as ASBIR to provide an independent assessment of your verandah’s condition. Contact us today. 
 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

Fast response from company, simple easy to follow process to complete booking. Detailed report delivered on time.  Company reacted quickly to our urgent request for an inspection. Very happy to use next time. Thanks a lot!

Greg N. (Manly West – Pre-purchase Building Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Should I be concerned about cracked concrete? 

Generally speaking, many visible cracks in concrete are actually safe. It’s natural for hairline or superficial cracks to appear over time as the concrete and ground below settles. In fact, it’s very rare for ASBIR to complete a residential or commercial building inspection that is completely free of any concrete cracks.  

So when should you get an expert to assess if there’s a bigger issue at play?  

As a rule of thumb, if a crack wider than a debit card and if it runs the depth of the concrete it could be a sign of a bigger, structural problem and should be investigated further.  

Five common reasons concrete cracks  

Here are the most common reasons concrete may crack:  

1. Shrinkage 

Concrete shrinks as the excess water evaporates and the concrete dries and hardens. Unfortunately some contractors will add too much water to the cement mix making it easier to pour and handle, but more  vulnerable to cracking. 
ASBIR Inspectors recommend control joints, or the grooves you see at regular intervals along the concrete, to help relieve the pressure that leads to cracking.  

2. Settlement  

Concrete typically takes at least a month to settle and really harden and should be “cured” during this process, which means regularly moistened. It’s important to note weather can also affect the settlement or hardening process. 

3. Heavy loads 

Concrete cracks caused by heavy loads are usually structural cracks and should be checked by a structural engineer. They are caused when the concrete has been overloaded or the slab has insufficient support. 

Always be mindful about the weight or load of trucks or vehicles driving over existing concrete, or speak to your concreter before you pour a new slab or driveway about how it will be used to ensure the concrete won’t be compromised down the track.

4. Corrosion 

Corrosion occurs in concrete when the steel reinforcement (rebars), laid before the cement is poured, are installed too close to the surface of the slab. They can rust which will can lead to concrete staining and cracking.  

5. Movement of the surrounding soil 

This typically occurs when areas surrounding the concrete have not been properly retained or landscaped, or the concrete footings have not been installed correctly. 

What type of concrete cracks require repair?  

The most common concrete issue that requires attention is when the concrete surface, most often a driveway or pathway, has subsided and creates a trip hazard.  

Subsidence occurs when the ground below caves in or sinks.  

When this occurs in a driveway or pathway, this biggest concern is getting it repaired to ensure your family or any visitors to the property don’t hurt or injure themselves.  

Although more rare, subsidence can also occur in the concrete slab of a house or building. This can result in significant structural damage to the entire property. As evidenced in this recent Building Inspection Report we conducted in Bellmere, Queensland

Subsidence is usually evident by the changes or movement of soffit sheets, moulding and brickwork that ‘subsides’ lower or moves away creating gaps in brickwork or potentially pulling paster ceiling and cornices away from other walls.  

What should I do if I notice cracking in my concrete?  

Any cracking should be monitored over time for further movement and rectified urgently if it becomes a trip hazard. 

If you’re concerned that any part of your concrete may have subsided, we recommend contacting us for an independent building inspection as the first step.

Depending on your personal circumstances – whether you are the home owner or tenant – you may be able to claim any damage on your insurance.  
Whatever you do, don’t overlook subsidence issues as they will only cause more headaches down the track. 

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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