Mr Inspector is a renowned and trusted building inspector in the Mentone area, known for his expertise in house inspections.

In a recent inspection, Mr Inspector came across slightly uneven floor levels in the property (see picture above). Recognizing the importance of identifying the cause of this issue, Mr Inspector emphasized the need to access the subfloor during the inspection.

Mr Inspector explained that uneven flooring can be caused by various factors, such as stump footing rot, poor re-stumping, or differential settlement in the home’s footing system. Common causes of footing settlement include tree root problems, excess water drainage into the subfloor from broken stormwater pipes or disconnected downpipes, and poor external drainage where the land slopes towards the home.

Rectifying uneven flooring can range from simple solutions like packing between the bearer and the stump to level the floor, to more complex and costly tasks such as re-stumping the entire home. In some cases, during inspections where exposed floorboards are visible, Mr Inspector has come across a 10 to 15 mm gap between the skirting board and the floorboards throughout the home. This could be due to the removal of carpets, making the gap visible, especially if it is consistent throughout the property.

To ensure accurate and reliable answers regarding defects in a property, Mr Inspector’s qualifications and expertise as a building inspector in Melbourne are invaluable. Hiring Mr Inspector for a house inspection in the Mentone area guarantees a thorough assessment of the property and accurate identification of any issues or defects present.