Mr Inspector is a qualified Building Inspector in Melbourne having completed a Diploma in Building Surveying and been operating since 2004.
The above photograph was taken at a building inspection in Sandringham and shows poor workmanship regarding a plumbing penetration. This has the potential to cause further brick cracking up the wall unless adequately sealed and grouted.
Having your potential home inspected thoroughly before you buy will place you in a position where you can negotiate and also ascertain all the potential costs of any rectification works required. This defect is a relatively cheap and easy fix.