Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector conducts building inspections around Melbourne and the above photograph was taken during a building inspection in Aspendale. It shows a broken storm water pipe.
It is likely that it was damaged during construction and not replaced. Technically a major defect due to the potential of further problems arising, it is relatively easy to rectify and should be fixed as soon as possible to avoid potential footings settlement. A licensed plumber should be engaged to repair the damage so no excess water gets into the homes footings.
Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying which makes him one of the few in Melbourne who are Qualified to carry out building inspections as per the Building Act 1993. He is also qualified in Timber Pest Inspections (Cert 3), Pool Barrier Inspection (Certificate 11077454) and Non-Friable Asbestos Awareness and removal.