Stump Movement

1 01, 2020

Rotting stumps

2020-01-18T09:33:20+10:00January 1st, 2020|Stump Movement|0 Comments

Rotting stumps, in the Morningside area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Stumps previously inspected by an engineer doing building inspections that deemed them acceptable! The conclusion in his report identified these stumps (supporting this house) as structurally sound. You make your own judgement by looking at this [...]

1 01, 2020

Rotting stumps

2020-01-18T09:25:34+10:00January 1st, 2020|Stump Movement|Comments Off on Rotting stumps

Rotting stumps, 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 conceal damage. The first photo shows a timber stump that at first glance appears to be in reasonable condition, but [...]

1 11, 2019

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 1

2020-01-24T17:09:19+10:00November 1st, 2019|Buying at auction problems, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Movement, Old building fallacies, Pre-sale building inspections, Sagging roofs, Stump Movement, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections Case study 1

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 1 in Archerfield, a southern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home buyers Inspection Service. Pre-sale building inspection of a house with concrete external and internal walls supported by concrete beams and piers for an interstate owner that had purchased this rental property in 2013, without a [...]

30 10, 2019

New stump problems

2019-12-24T17:23:38+10:00October 30th, 2019|Stump Movement, Sub-floor structure components|Comments Off on New stump problems

New stump problems, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in a Western suburb of Brisbane, Taringa Although the timber stumps were relatively recently fitted to support this traditional Queenslander house, the floor of two levels was sloping in different directions either from movement or poor [...]

30 10, 2019

Stump movement & alternatives

2020-01-01T07:45:36+10:00October 30th, 2019|Stump Movement|Comments Off on Stump movement & alternatives

Stump movement, in the Mitchelton area, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Some examples of stumps with packing fitted to their tops, caused by stump movement.  Packing is usually fitted because of stump movement (that has occurred since the house was originally constructed) or incorrect fitting of [...]

30 10, 2019

Retaining wall movement

2019-12-24T16:36:49+10:00October 30th, 2019|Retaining wall problems, Stump Movement, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a building inspection carried out in West End, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Leaning stumps: Movement of this sub-floor retaining wall (at street level) was causing pressure against the supporting stumps and the house to move considerably sideways. Rectification and replacement [...]