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Buying A property? What’s Covered In Building And Pest Inspections?

Building And Pest Inspections – What Do They Tell Me?

The house you’ve fallen in love with on sight can harbour many hidden problems. That’s why building and pest inspections are an absolutely critical step to take BEFORE you purchase a property. Action Property Inspections offers the most comprehensive assessment of your prospective home. Take a look at what’s covered.

Allotment inspection

Natural elements and extreme weather take a toll on a property over time. From deteriorating paths to compromised structural integrity, problems big and small arise without proper maintenance. Allotment inspections help to reveal any issues with areas like driveways, fences, free standing structures and trees.

Garage inspection

Garages built on a concrete slab can have issues with moisture penetration which lead to deterioration. Garage inspections check for slab cracking and other problems as well as checking the frame is sound and the garage door fully operational.

House exterior inspection including decking, pergolas and verandah structure

The exterior of a house can be the source of many problems and the deterioration that’s visible often tells only a fraction of the story. That’s why a thorough inspection by an industry professional is vital. An good exterior inspection covers desking, pergolas and verandahs. External wall alignment, decaying decks and rusting downpipes are just a few of the issues to look for.

House interior inspection

Excessive undulation of your floorboards can indicate bigger problems. Windows can be subject to cracks and decay, wobbly ceiling fans require attention and stairs with loose handrails can be a disaster waiting to happen. For your safety and comfort, a detailed inspection of the house interior is a must.

Kitchen and bathroom inspection

Careful inspection of internal wet areas of the home is paramount. The nature of these areas leaves them vulnerable to serious damage including corrosion, decay and moisture penetration. Meticulous inspection of leaks, rusting and other common problems in your bathroom, toilet, kitchen and laundry is just part of the service.

Roof exterior inspection including chimney

Where safe access is possible, Action Property Inspections will assess your prospective property’s roof cladding, gutters, TV antenna and chimney.

Roof interior inspection

A full pre-purchase property inspection requires careful assessment of the roof interior, checking the condition of ceiling linings, the roof structure and checking for any signs of decay. This can also include ensuring your insulation is intact, and not created from any harmful materials.

Termite and pest inspection

Avoid buying a property whose structure has been jeopardised by termites and other pests by undertaking a thorough assessment. Compromised termite barriers and ant caps are just two of the things these inspections evaluate. Additional assessment by a specialised pest inspector is advised.

Underfloor areas inspection

Inspection of underfloor areas of a house is crucial to determining the structural integrity of your prospective property. Supports, tie downs, concrete slabs and foundation and retaining walls are all thoroughly assessed.

Building and pest inspections protect your investment and ensure the comfort and safety of anyone living in your property. Don’t take any risks!

For the most comprehensive building and pest inspections in Brisbane, trust Action Property Inspections. Call today for a quote.


About Andrew Mackintosh

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.