Case Studies

The following are the findings from Building, Pest and New Home inspections carried out around Melbourne and Bayside locations.

Case 1: Even New Homes Can Have Defects
We inspected a brand new house recently. This home had no plumbing waste connected in the Ensuite. This was found when inspecting under the subfloor which was at a very shallow part of the house. This may have gone unnoticed for sometime as owner would not have thought to check this. Therefore the waste would have flowed into the natural earth causing all sorts of problems. Subsequently the builder was called and the waste pipes installed and connected. A mistake that could have been disastrous but fortunately picked up by Damien our Inspector. The point being made here is that even a new home can have problems.

Case 2: Flooding Damage Found in 1.9 Million Dollar Home
subfloor of boutique property in melbourne's inner cityWe identified a Melbourne house bought for 1.9 million. There was extensive flooding damage through a broken pipe and poor drainage. This property is extremely conducive to timber decay and termite and pest activity.

 

 

 


Case 3: Is Your New Home Breeding Termites?

timber and assored debis discovered during building inspection in MelbourneWe are finding more and more property owners storing timber cuts and debris under their homes. Along with unseen leaking pipes this area is a haven for termites.

 

 

 


Case 4: Are Coptotermes Living In Your Home?

Coptotermes can damage timber fast Frankston/Mt Eliza area has become extremely popular for coptotermes which are a very aggressive termite and can cause a great deal of damage in a short period of time.

 

 

 


Case 5: Is Your New Home Structurally Sound?

The modification of the roof truss has made the roof unstableWhilst inspecting a roof cavity we found a truss cut out for a vent.This is just one of many examples of what appears to be a well maintained solid property. In this instance the roof is unsafe!

 

 


Case 6: Early Detection Will Save You Your Savings

Recently I discovered a termite nest in a bay side weather board property the size of two soccer balls. Due to early detection we were able to control the termites and prevent the inevitable destruction of the dwelling resulting in a small termite treatment cost ($2000) and no structural damage to property

 

 


Case 7: Small Holes Can Lead To Big Problems

Termite damange to window and wallAfter noticing a small hole in an architrave on a recent inspection we were able to discover termite damage which had extended from ground floor bottom plates and studs into first floor studs.
I am convinced that without detecting and treating the termite nest that this property would eventually collapse as it had very little support left. Repair cost estimated at $20,000

 


Case 8: Stumps and Bearers

It is common to find gaps between bearers and stumps in subfloor which
can usually be packed with non compressionable materials.

 

 

 


Case 9: Exposed Wires

Dangerous wires found under a house during a building inspection in MelbourneDiscovered in a inner Melbourne bayside location, exposed wires which can be a safety hazard are being found more often in subfloor areas and roof cavities and should be concealed.