Homeowners seeking to protect their investment understand the value of routine building maintenance and inspections. It’s more than just the cosmetics and appearance of the house, regular building inspections allow you to know with confidence that the structural integrity of the building is intact. Property owners benefit in various ways
Curiosity and doubt come naturally to human mind. We worry about the quality of the clothes when we go to buy them and so conduct a thorough check. It is the same when shopping for groceries, buying a pet, a car, or pretty much anything that we spend money on.
A building is a significant investment, but it can be risky. Complications may appear during the construction process, and errors might be left unchecked. No matter how reputable a building contractor can be, letting a building project run without a means to monitor every stage is poor management. This is
Although building materials have improved significantly over the years, the materials only work when installed correctly, and even then, will eventually show signs of deterioration. Wet seals or waterproof membranes are no exception. The entire building process is designed to keep moisture away, so if you suspect moisture problems, it’s
No matter how you’re dealing with the real estate market, you need to be informed about the true condition of the properties you’re considering. Building inspections can give you a good idea on the value of your property and on what legal steps you may need to take. Inspection reports
Asbestos is most commonly found in the construction industry, and used as plasters, roofs, or adhesives. Asbestos can also be found in some fireproof items, insulators, and some types of fabric. This material is affordable, resistant, and relatively strong. Asbestos has been used for thousands of years, but it wasn’t
At some point, every homeowner will find a crack on the walls of their house, and this is true even for structures that aren’t built in an earthquake prone area. Wall cracks can be an indication of a major foundation or structural damage. But they could also be the result
Many people want to improve their home by tiling their kitchen, bathroom or outdoor area, however think that the task requires little preparation. This means cutting corners and in turn, sacrificing quality. Look out for dodgy DIY jobs if you’re looking at a new house, or if you’re wanting to