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Caboolture Building Inspection Unearths Sub-Floor Issues

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) regularly conducts residential and commercial building inspections across the Caboolture and North Brisbane region.

One recent residential report discovered substantial sub-floor issues that required urgent repairs.

“Many home owners and landlords neglect the sub-floor area without realising it can be the origin of many problems within a building,” said local expert and ASBIR Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman.

In order to accurately assess any potential damage or issues, our inspector needs to gain access to the sub-floor in order to detect footing issues, damp issues, wood rot and borer damage – either to the floor itself or the floor frame, along with leaking showers and concealed termite entry points.

Analysis of the sub-floor is routine in ASBIR’s comprehensive building inspections and critical for older homes where potential issues may have gone unnoticed for a number of years.

“In this case, the building was constructed on brick stumps and we identified more than eight cracked brick piers that required urgent repairs and replacement,” Fred indicated.

“We also noticed the underfloor soil was damp, suggesting that water runs through the sub-floor area. This water ponding in the sub-floor areas may adversely affect concrete footings over time.

“Our recommended approach was to continue to closely monitor the area and investigate modifications to divert water away from under the house in order to prevent long-term damage,” he said.

This Caboolture building inspection report also found that no ant caps had been installed.

“Antcapping is a crucial step to help minimise the likelihood of a concealed termite attack. It’s important to note that antcapping doesn’t necessarily prevent termites entering a structure, however, when fitted correctly they force the termites to build mud tunnels around the visible sections that will help with early detection,” Fred suggested.

ASBIR always recommend home and building owners engage a Licensed Pest Inspector, particularly if it’s not possible or practical to install antcapping retrospectively.

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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Firstly I would like to say that we were both impressed by the time Fred the inspector arrived. He went into detail with everything over the home. He explained a lot of things we would never have thought of. He was not afraid to let us know of details that could cause us problems or any issues with the house.  He was up front and honest with a lot of things. His patience was fantastic as well, since I had my two young children excited and moving around a lot through the place. Safety was one of the first main key things he pointed out in the inspection of the home.  We were quite satisfied with his work. We would gladly recommend All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports to anyone in the future.

D & S Dixon (Brassall – Building & Pest)

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Building Inspection Caboolture Reveals Roof Defects

Pre-purchase building inspections reports are a critical step in the due diligence process when buying a home in South-East Queensland.

A recent Caboolture property inspection was a prime example of this, revealing roof defects and subsequent structural and paintwork issues that the new owner would need address to bring the home up to scratch and prevent further deterioration.

Among the issues identified in All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) comprehensive 81 page assessment, one of the biggest areas of concern was the poor condition of the roof, the need for a rust treatment to the roof, and the subsequent damage roof leaks had caused to the property.

There were a number of locations throughout the house where the roof had leaked, including the chimney area and bedrooms. There was evidence of current water penetration through the bedroom ceilings, with ASBIR recommending a roof plumber be engaged to investigate further and pinpoint exactly where repairs would be needed.

Moisture damage was noted to the some roof rafters, along with internal and external walls in the sleep-out rooms and roof repairs required to this section of the house.

According to ASBIR Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman, potential buyers should be armed with a thorough understanding of the condition of the home they are looking to buy, before a contract settles.

“Potential buyers can easily fall into the trap of assuming that a roof leak may only require isolated repairs to that section of the home.

“However, if the problem has been left unattended for quite some time – as was the case with this home – we usually identify a raft of issues throughout the entire property including wall damage and structural issues to framework, flooring and paintwork that can lead to a much bigger repair bill than anticipated”.

ASBIR’s report also found that roof flashing had not been installed, enabling moisture to penetrate into the garage and deteriorate the paintwork. While the framework was not very stable, with post deterioration that would also require repairs. 

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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We had a wonderful experience with ASBIR, service was great both from office staff to the onsite inspector. Everything and everyone was prompt, well organised and very helpful.  Would absolutely recommend ASBIR to others and will keep you in mind for future inspection needs.  Thanks!

Nicole G. (Lutwyche – Handover/PCI) 

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Pre-purchase Building and Pest House Inspections in Sandstone Point

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) conducted a building and pest house inspection in Sandstone Point on behalf of a prospective buyer looking to settle near Bribie Island.    

ASBIR owner and Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman said finding your dream house can be a thrill, but it’s also easy to fall head-over-heels with the design or layout without looking at the structural condition of the property.    

“To the naked eye, a house may look perfect but it’s crucial you book a qualified building inspector to assess the state of the dwelling and determine if you’re likely to be up for costly repairs now or in the future.”   

In this instance, the comprehensive assessment of the internal and external areas revealed tile defects throughout the main thoroughfares and wet areas.   

“We identified drummy tiles in the kitchen, hallway, bathroom, ensuite and toilet. These tend to occur when the adhesive between the tile and floor has not adhered properly during installation, or where the tile has come loose from the adhesive over time.  

“This type of tiles can usually only be detected by the drummy or hallow noise they make when tapped, and there may not be any visible damage but will eventually need to be re-fixed once they come loose.”  

This particular inspection also revealed wet rot decay to timber eaves and fencing around the home.   

If you’re looking to buy a home, Fred recommended that you invest in a pre-purchase building and pest house inspection before your contract goes unconditional.  

“It’s a small outlay upfront, and one that could potentially save you thousands. Not to mention a pre-purchase building inspection can help avoid the headache – and heartache – of hefty repair work to your dream home,” he said.  

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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We had a wonderful experience with ASBIR, service was great both from office staff to the onsite inspector. Everything and everyone was prompt, well organised and very helpful.  Would absolutely recommend ASBIR to others and will keep you in mind for future inspection needs.  Thanks!

Nicole G. (Lutwyche – Handover/PCI) 

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Building and Pest Inspection in Morayfield Reveals Live Termites

A recent residential building inspection unearthed a live termite nest in the rear garden just metres from a high-set home.

All Suburbs Building and Inspection Reports (ABSIR) conducted the pre-purchase building and pest inspection on behalf of the prospective buyer and recommended urgent treatment before making a decision to proceed with the purchase.

ASBIR owner and senior Inspector, Fred Broekman, said it was a prime example of why you shouldn’t fall into the trap of signing a house contract without getting a building and pest inspection done before you make your final decision.

“A comprehensive building and pest inspection before the contract goes unconditional will give you a clearer picture as to whether the property has been well-maintained, or if you’re looking at costly repairs – such as termite damage – now or in the future,” Fred said.

In this instance, visible evidence of termite damage such as mud tubes and damaged timbers were found, but perhaps more concerning was that extensive termite damage might also be concealed.

“It was apparent from our inspection that the structural integrity of the house had been compromised. The affected timber posts were in direct contact with the building structure, allowing termites to easily move between the two,” he said.

ASBIR recommended immediate intervention by a qualified pest management company to treat the live termite nest, while the report also highlighted the need for modifications to ensure that the affected timbers would no longer be in direct contact with the ground or foundations of the house.

The inspection also noted conditions that would be conducive to further termite issues. One example being unsatisfactory or missing antcapping which if installed or repaired could help decrease the risk of termite infestation.

In addition to visible evidence of termite damage, ASBIR’s extensive 108 page combined building and pest report also identified a number of defects throughout the interior and exterior of the house requiring attention. This included wet rot decay in the timber stairs and fence palings, dangerous trip hazards in the outdoor pavers, and rust in internal wet areas such as bathrooms.

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 Institute of Building Consultants 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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Thank you very much for the professional, friendly and efficient service your company has provided.  It was a pleasure to deal with you. The process was easy and quick and I was impressed with how promptly we received the report the day after the inspection.  We highly recommend ASBIR. Continue with the fantastic work!  Regards from a very satisfied customer.

Elaine – (Morayfield – Building & Pest)

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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