We report on all visible major structural defects in our structural building inspection report. In Victoria, a major building defect is defined as one of sufficient magnitude where rectification has to be carried out in order to avoid unsafe conditions, loss of utility or further deterioration of the property. Downpipes not connected to stormwater discharge can be a major defect as water may flow under the home, causing footings subsidence and therefore further deterioration of the property. Other major defects include leaking shower bases, as this defect can cause timber fungal decay (rot) to the floorboards and the floor frame. See one of our building structural inspection photographs below.

Some major defects can be construed as Structural defects. Excess water ponding under the home has the potential to cause differential settlement cracking, stump rot and therefore structural damage. If it is rectified early there may be no problems.

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House Inspection in Mentone – Wall Cracks

Mr Inspector’s experience and knowledge enables him to adequately assess wall cracks and advise on the seriousness of them. The above photograph was taken by Mr Inspectors qualified Building Inspector during a house inspection in Mentone and depicts wall cracking in brick veneer home....
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House Inspection Springvale – Cracked Walls

Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector in Melbourne and took the above photo during a building inspection in Springvale. The house inspection Photo shows re-pointed wall cracks above a window.  Re-pointing is carried out on cracks in brick mortar and involves the re-inserting...
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Building Inspection Black Rock – Leaking Shower Base

This is a photograph taken by Mr Inspector, a qualified Building Inspector, showing a leaking shower base found during a house inspection in Black Rock. We often observe old and current leak damage from showers and washing machine connection leaks during our building inspections...
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Building Inspections St Kilda

Rising Damp Problems Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector carries out building inspections in the St Kilda area and rising damp is one issue commonly seen.  The above photograph shows moisture readings on a lower wall during one of our St Kilda building inspections....
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Building Inspections Sandringham – Leaking pipe

Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector in Sandringham believes that most building defects are found under the house due to the area rarely being inspected. The above is a photograph taken during a building  inspection in Sandringham showing a leaking pipe found during a...
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Building Inspections Bentleigh East

Roof Inspection Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector took the above photo during one of his many building inspections in Bentleigh East.  The importance of a house inspection carried out by a qualified building inspector can not be overlooked, especially under the home and...
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House Inspections Cheltenham – Rusted Roof

Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector in Cheltenham, Victoria and took the above photograph during a building inspection in Cheltenham showing a rusted roof. Mr Inspector’s house inspections sometimes reveal a beautiful new roof when we arrive at the inspection and park out...
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Inspection Cheltenham – Roof Flashing Defects

This is a photograph taken by Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector during one of his building inspections in Cheltenham.  It shows flashing gaps which will allow and have allowed water penetration into the roof void and damage to the ceiling linings. Mr Inspector...
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Building Inspections Highett

Stump Inspections Mr Inspector is one of a few actual qualified building inspector in Melbourne. The above photograph was taken by Mr Inspector during a house inspection in Highett and shows a rotten timber stump footing. You can see that the timber stump footing...
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Building Inspection Middle Park – Masonry Brick Damp

Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector took the above photograph during one of his building inspections in Middle Park.  It depicts damp and age damage to a masonry brick wall. Some older homes we see during our building inspections in Melbourne show deterioration of...
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