Building Inspections

A building inspection is required for many reasons for a home owner, a home buyer, a property investor, a tenant, a property manager, a home renovator, and more.

A building inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property which highlights existing defects or areas of concern. These can include:

  • Structural damage, like cracking and movement
  • Structural failure, or imminent collapse of a structural building element.
  • Deformation, such as abnormal change in shape of a building element.
  • Dampness and the presence of moisture within the building which is causing, or may cause, damage to other building elements.
  • Conditions conducive to structural damage. These can be things like noticeable building deficiencies or environmental factors which may contribute to the occurrence of structural damage.

A building inspection includes inspection of readily accessible areas such as:

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Roof void
  • Roof exterior
  • Subfloor
  • The site

The building report will identify any apparent safety hazards and major or structural defects, including anything that could become a safety hazard or requires works to stop it from damaging the rest of the property.