Without a qualified Building Inspector in Brighton thoroughly going over your potential home, defects may go unnoticed and you will soon find that they could cost you a small fortune to rectify as indicated by this photograph taken during a recent building inspection in Brighton.
The building inspection photographs is depicting timber decay in the stump footings which is classified as a structural defect. The timber stump footing will require replacement with concrete stumps at a cost of around $15,000 and if not picked up during the building inspection process you would be in for a disappointing surprise.
This defect is a fault of deviation from its intended structural performance and hence, a structural defect.
A thorough building inspection of accessible areas under the home is essential to check for footings rot under the home.