1402, 2015

Rotting stumps

February 14th, 2015|Cover-ups!, Rotting stumps|Comments Off on Rotting stumps


Concrete is often poured around bases of old rotten and termite damaged stumps to hide the damage. The first photo shows a timber stump that at first glance appears to be in reasonable condition, but the next closeup photo tells a different story by showing the true condition of the stump.

1001, 2015


January 10th, 2015|Cover-ups!, Importance of photos & access|Comments Off on Cover-ups


Here is an example of what some sellers will do for the sake of a sale. From the ground the roof looked as if it had recently been replaced, these close-up photos tell a different story.

The buyer and the agent thought the roof sheeting had been replaced, both were mislead by the unscrupulous […]

108, 2014

Unit movement and importance of access

August 1st, 2014|Cover-ups!, Importance of photos & access, Movement|Comments Off on Unit movement and importance of access

Movement to rear external brick wall of a unit block. Other inspectors don’t look at the exterior of the building, costly mistake for you! 


The brick walls have been covered with render and the cracks have occurred since, indicating that further movement is likely. Also meaning the reason for the render cover was not for aesthetics, […]