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

Apartments with footing movement

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! 

Footing movement to apartments

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.

Important point:

The reason for this render cover was not just for aesthetics, but to cover previous movement of this building!

Some related information:

Prevention:

QBCC Guide to preventing structural damage

Subsidence:

QBCC Guide on footing subsidence

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