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105, 2017

Retaining wall movement

May 1st, 2017|Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Arana Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These retaining walls have moved and would need a large amount of money to remove and replace. Due to limited access with machinery. Therefore replacing […]

2404, 2017

Stump movement

April 24th, 2017|Stump Movement|Comments Off on Stump movement

A recent house inspection carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, resulted in the following. The following are some examples of stumps with packing fitted to their tops, due to stump movement. 
Packing is usually fitted due to stump movement (that has occurred since the house was originally constructed) or incorrect fitting of the stumps. The latter […]

1704, 2017

Roof truss problems

April 17th, 2017|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

Roof truss problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Ferny Grove area, a       Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These roof trusses are sagging considerably also with dislodged gang-nails (securings to joints between the web member and the top chord of […]

1004, 2017

Flooding-effects

April 10th, 2017|Flooding, Importance of photos & access|Comments Off on Flooding-effects

Flooding-effects identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

There are different types of flooding, the main ones being what occurred in the 1800’s, 1974 and more recently in 2011 & 2013.

Most are unaware of local flooding that occurs much more often and possibly a number of […]

304, 2017

Understated inspection reports

April 3rd, 2017|Buying at auction problems, Costly mistakes, Importance of photos & access, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Understated inspection reports

Understated inspection reports. Here is a classic example why it is dangerous to accept a building report from a seller and/or agent before an auction.

Problems identified by Qld Home buyers Inspection Service in a recent building inspection, that were either understated or not identified in a report supplied to a prospective buyer from the vendor (seller):

Numerous items in […]

2703, 2017

Thermal imaging cameras

March 27th, 2017|Thermal imaging cameras|Comments Off on Thermal imaging cameras

Thermal Imaging cameras facts! Thermal imaging devices are handy as a tool to verify what the inspector would already know but must not be relied as the only means to determine a problem, they can be mislead the buyer into thinking there is nothing wrong, this can be a very costly mistake! Thermal Imaging devices have been designed to pick […]