It is extremely important to obtain a building inspector who is willing to carry out a thorough inspection of the homes sub floor as this is where Mr Inspector’s qualified building inspectors come across the majority of major problems. After all, the footings are what is holding your house up and must be inspected.
The above photo was taken by Mr Inspector during a house inspection in Gardenvale and shows that the stump footing was never footed properly as it could be moved and wobbled.
Although relatively easy to have rectified, the symptoms of a poorly stumped home or decayed stumps may be bounce in the flooring, wall cracks, ceiling cracks and unevenness in the floor levels which means more expense for you.
As one can see by the above photograph, a thorough building inspection involving assessing the sub floor is essential prior to buying a home.