Mr Inspector is one of a few qualified building inspectors operating around Melbourne and assisting home buyers make an informed decision before they purchase a home.

The above photo was taken during a recent building inspection in Gardenvale, Melbourne and depicts a table leg being used as a stump footing – at least they had it varnished.

This shows the importance of having an inspection carried out on a home before you purchase.

The original red gum stumps were decayed and easily wobbled.  Re-stumping was required after obtaining a building permit to do so, but instead this owner had old table legs placed beside the decayed stumps.

The yellow color in the floor bearer is powder post borer damage.