House Exterior Inspection – Uncover House Problems

Action Property Inspections are the specialists in pre-purchase property inspections in Brisbane and surrounding areas.

As part of a full pre-purchase building inspection, Action Property Inspections provides a house exterior inspection to uncover any additional house problems.  The exterior of the house covers a large and important area and requires thorough analysis. It is also unfortunately the source of many house problems. There is a large difference between a house that appears deteriorated, and one that is actually structurally unsound, hence the need for a property inspection. The following is an outline of the house exterior sections inspected in our pre-purchase building inspection,

External Walls

  • Cladding
  • Wall alignment
  • Decay
  • Ground clearance
  • Inadequate materials used
  • Brickwork
  • Differential or rotational movement
  • Mortar eroding
  • Inadequate weep holes

Painted Surfaces

  • Blistering Paint
  • Surface deterioration
  • Potential for lead based paint

Infill Panels

  • Ground contact
  • Decay damage
  • Loose panels
  • Termite susceptibility

Gable Structure

  • Twisting and decaying barge boards and decorative timbers


  • Water penetration
  • Fascia decay
  • Loose soffit linings
  • Inadequate ventilation

External Stairs

  • Loose treads
  • Uneven or oversized risers
  • Decay damage
  • Unsafe handrails


  • General building compliance
  • Decay
  • Undersized timbers
  • inadequate bracing


  • Decay damage
  • Loose boards
  • Overspaning boards
  • Incorrectly installed decking

Verandah Structure

  • Building compliance
  • Adequate bracing and tie downs
  • Overspaning timbers


  • Rusting downpipes
  • Stormwater collar connections
  • Leaking joints


  • Cracked and drummy floor tiles
  • Hazardous surfaces
  • Surface deterioration


  • Decay or corrosion damage
  • Inadequate head clearance
  • Adequate fixings


  • Decay damage to shutters
  • Unsecured shutters

Fly Screens

  • Bent fly screen frames
  • Torn fly screen wire


  • Limited Inspection