Mr Inspector, a qualified Building Inspector in Melbourne took this photograph taken during a building  inspection in Cheltenham which shows a significantly poor deck footings construction that  is a safety hazard due to possible collapse as the footings were inadequate and non-compliant with Building Code of Australia.

A carpenter had to be engaged and all stump footings removed and adequately replaced.  Mr Inspector inspects all raised areas during the building inspection process including inspecting verandas, pergolas, balustrade safety requirements, decking frames and fencing.

These types of defects are commonly picked up during Mr Inspectors House Inspections and are structural defects which are quite costly to rectify.  It is important to have any home inspected by a qualified building inspector before your purchase.