PRE AUCTION BUILDING INSPECTIONS MELBOURNE
PRE AUCTION INSPECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
Give yourself peace of mind knowing that your property has been thoroughly inspected by qualified experts.
Going to an auction and placing a bid for the property of your dreams, can prove to be very risky business. A million thoughts run through your head, as you try to determine if the property is worth meeting or exceeding your budget, or does it have some hidden undisclosed faults that can turn it into a money trap?
Once that hammer falls, and you are the highest bidder at the auction, it is highly unlikely that your request to make the sale conditional upon having a building inspection carried out will be granted.
Before you place that winning bid, spending a few dollars now and arranging for a Pre-Auction building inspections report can end up saving you thousands of dollars for repairs of undetected damage in a few years time. Don’t play Russian roulette with your financial future, make an informed decision by knowing the real condition of the property first.
“But the auction is only 48 hours away! Is that really enough time to have a report ready?”
We work six days per week, and ensure that one of our inspectors can visit the property, carry out a full and detailed Pre-Auction inspection, and provide you with a report, with accompanying photographs all within 48 hours.
Rest assured knowing that we provide an honest, authentic report and inspection of all properties.
We have no relationship or affiliation with any estate agents, vendors, or builders, and only work with your best interests and investment in mind!
CRACKS TO WALLS
Cracks to walls are unsightly, but they may also be a sign of severe structural issues afoot in a house. So, how do you tell if a small crack will turn into a huge major crack on your lounge room wall as time passes?
The freshly-painted walls you admired in the open-for-inspection may be concealing a possible structural defect or a fracture.
It is vital to understand whether a wall crack is easily repaired with a little bit of strategically placed filler along with some paint or if expensive structural repairs in your house are called for.
Underestimate the seriousness of cracks in walls and you may end up with spending thousands to repair
Wall cracks fall into three Major classes:
1/Interior wall cracks for example cracks at the plasterboard or gyprock;
2/Exterior wall cracks like cracks in the brickwork, surface or rendering of walls
3/Cracks in foundation walls.
All three could be severe and symptomatic of structural collapse. How severe the issue is can only be evaluated by studying:
The positioning of the wall crack;
Whether it’s a jagged, flat or vertical wall crack;
Whether there’s separation from the materials used to build the walls or separation of the wall out of the frame;
Exactly what led to the wall crack;
Whether the cause is continuing and/or whether there’s very likely to be a recurrence down the track
Gaping fractures are an indication of a severe structural issue.
Zig-zag fractures or stair-step cracks from the mortar line from the brick walls of your premises may point to a structural flaw on your premises.
The issue may be especially serious when you’ve got a whole separation from the cement or mortar between bricks.
If it is possible to see through a fracture or if a broken brick can be wiggled or eliminated is definitely time to predict the pros as a matter of priority.
Tracking down the cause or causes of wall cracks is your very first step in creating any assessment regarding the seriousness and expense of fixing wall cracks. Probably causes may include a few of the following:
Cracks to ceiling and wall
Some level of excavation of the soil is generally necessary when a house is first constructed.
Just how much excavation will be required will vary with the kind of house you are constructing.
Some kinds of homes need more dirt disruption than many others in the class of their structure especially if your land is steep.
This procedure can take weeks or months to happen. Natural settling will frequently cause narrow vertical cracks instead of large jagged cracks which is not an issue
Minor settling is a standard process that happens over time. But, significant downward movement from the dirt (subsidence) beneath a wall can cause structural faults. Substantial subsidence can occur when dirt is washed off or compacts too much and collapses.
Sink holes are a stunning illustration of this.
A reactive soils are clay soils that swell when wet and shrink when they are dry.
Non-reactive soil types include gravel and sand. Soil testing can help in identifying if your soil is responsive and may be contributing to the wall cracks.
Climate and seasonal adjustments, like drought and flooding, can lead to dramatic contraction and growth or changes in the water table below a property resulting in wall breaking.
If you reside in a place like a new property or in near proximity to a building site or a quarry you might experience wall breaking.
Using heavy machines, vibration, and excessive mechanical compaction of the ground or hammering (using explosives to excavate) can cause your walls to crack.
In the same way, ground tremors and earthquakes, even although a rather rare incident in Australia, may also donate to wall cracks emerging.
For any advice ring George on 0450 632 867