Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector (Diploma Building Surveying) with over 11 years experience conducting detailed and professional building inspections Melbourne wide since 2004.
The photograph above was taken by Mr Inspector during a building inspection in St Kilda, Melbourne and depicts a rear decking with extensive timber rot to supporting timbers. Essentially, although not far above finished ground level, this is considered a safety hazard as well as a structural defect.
It is imperative that these defects are detected before one purchases a home as it has the potential to cause injury upon collapse.
Any Building Inspection should detect, photograph and explain these types of defects in the house inspection reports, including Major defects, Structural Defects, Minor Defects and Safety Hazards.
If you have any questions about building inspections and what they involve, call our qualified building inspectors and we will be able to assist.