Defect Inspection and Building Defects Report
Why Get a Building Defects Report and Defect Inspection?
A Building Defects Report and Defect Inspection will tell you everything you need to know about a property’s structural integrity and identify any major or minor defects. This includes anything from cracks in the pavement and damaged gutters to major damage that could potentially be a fire hazard or contribute to structural collapse.
Through the report, our inspectors will give professional advice and opinions on all the defects identified throughout our inspection. We will provide you with a thorough written report with photographic evidence on all the defects identified throughout our inspection, where possible we will make recommendations on how to fix the defects found and provide you with estimated costing’s (if requested).
Our building defects inspection will ensure you pay less in repairs moving into the future, as small problems can be identified and addressed at an early stage, preventing larger, more costly problems from arising.
The report will also determine any building defects that can be dangerous in some cases and should never be ignored and fixed immediately. Fixing any faults before they escalate is a great way to save money. The sooner you identify the problem, the more affordable it will be and less costly in terms of repair costs later on down the line.
What is a Building Defect?
A building defect is an imperfection or lacking that causes the property with the defect to fall short of perfection.
Defects are very common in newer homes up to 10 years of age as they tend to arise during the periods after a new property is built, as not all defects are found in a building completion report which is completed after construction.
Some defects are found months or potentially years later as many faults are concealed and/or come after living in the property. For example, water leaks, the most common fault, are usually found months after a new property has been built. This is because water isn’t in use until you physically live in the property and leaks can’t be assessed in a building completion report.