2208, 2016

High-set house problems

August 22nd, 2016|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

Undulation of the upper level external walls at the stump level indicating movement.

The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor area) as a living space for renting. The main reason this house would not be suitable for the buyers intentions is the fact that it is a high-set house (lower level […]

2501, 2016

Unit & building movement

January 25th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit & building movement


Building inspection of unit in northern suburb.

Undulation of external walls from movement also causing cracks to internal brick walls of the unit also undulation of the unit slab.


3011, 2015

Dangers of buying over internet!

November 30th, 2015|Bathroom, Beware of buying over internet!, Deck & veranda problems, Importance of photos & access, Leaking causing rot, Movement, Roof Problems, Wiring|Comments Off on Dangers of buying over internet!

Packed stump from significant movement

A recent inspection of a property in the Ipswich area for an interstate buyer that had not seen the property apart from photos posted on the internet. Fortunately the client had the common sense not to go with their building inspector and favorable report. The report saved her from making a […]

1406, 2015

Unit movement

June 14th, 2015|Importance of photos & access, Movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit movement

Photos of partition fire wall between the units of a relatively newly built complex.

This movement would not have been picked up by anyone not prepared to climb fully into the roof area.


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, […]