604, 2015

Rotting stumps

April 6th, 2015|Cover-ups!, Rotting stumps|Comments Off on Rotting stumps

Rotting stumps, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Sherwood area, a Western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]

901, 2015


January 9th, 2015|Cover-ups!, Importance of photos & access|Comments Off on Cover-ups

Cover-ups, exposed in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]

108, 2014

Unit movement access importance

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

Unit movement access importance. Some recommendations by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service regarding the importance of access around unit buildings in Brisbane:

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 […]