Footing movement with apartments, in Bulimba
Apartments with footing movement. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.
Cracks to back wall of this block of units from footing movement.
- Other inspectors don’t look at the exterior of an apartment building or common property, even where it is easily accessible.
- This can prove to be a costly mistake for you!
The brick walls have been covered with render and the cracks have occurred since.
- This is an indicator that further footing movement is highly likely.
The reason for this render cover was not just for aesthetics, but to cover previous movement of this building!
Some related information:
QBCC Guide to preventing structural damage
QBCC Guide on footing subsidence
For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. qbis.com.au