As part of a pre-purchase building inspection, Action property Inspections conducts a comprehensive assessment of underfloor areas.

The underfloor area is where the house is supported, making it a vital stage in the inspection process.  Components such as stumps, retaining and foundation walls, and tie downs are important sections of the underfloor inspection as they are vital to the structural integrity of the building. Read on to discover what else we check,


  • Stumps
  • Spalling damage
  • Decay
  • Settlement
  • Lateral movement

Tie Downs

  • Inadequate or missing tie downs
  • Rusting strapping
  • Cyclone rods

Termite Barriers

  • Ant Caps
  • Breached and incorrectly installed termite barriers
  • Conducive termite conditions

Bearers and Joists

  • Undersized timber sections
  • Excessive deflection
  • Incorrect connections

Foundation Walls

  • Tanking barrier failure
  • Separating or inadequate engaged piers
  • Cracking

Retaining Walls

  • Cracking
  • Decay
  • Subterranean drainage
  • Outward movement


  • Broken boards
  • Borer damage
  • Loose boards


  • Decaying bearer connections
  • Delignification
  • Showerflashing decay

Concrete Slab

  • Cracking
  • Slab edge moisture penetration