What a building inspection is all about

Building inspections are an integral part when putting a building or home up for sale, purchasing one or building one from the ground up. A building inspection assures those interested that it meets the required safety standards. It also lets the owner know exactly where they should concentrate their efforts on the next home repairs. At BIS Building and Pest Inspections, we conduct building stage inspections and we have six stages, a practice not common with other inspectors. To learn more, read further; 

The Foundation Stage Inspection

To deal with the movement in the ground, concrete and timber piles, various strengthening beams and screw piles are used to provide a stable foundation. At the base stage of the process, the site will be checked for a termite nesting site, check that site is clear of rubbish, and that the under-slab services such as drainage, plumbing and electrical are checked for defects

Frame Stage Inspection

At this stage, the inspection moves to check that the framing is straight, the connection of frame members and that its spacings are adequate with blocking and nogging installed for the wall and ceiling. Check the installation of termite barrier, wall frames are secured to the top and bottom plate. 

The Waterproofing Stage Inspection

This is where they check the roof plumbing and whether its installation meets the required standards. That the ceilings and wall linings are fitted without defects, internal and external paint finish, that the brickwork is straight and the sill bricks are secure. Without solid waterproofing, the timber structures and finishes and the carpet will rot. 

Fixing Stage Inspection 

In this stage of the inspection, the inspectors will check the termite notices, check the structural adequacy as well as the materials and workmanship of the carport, verandah, pergola, shed and garage doors. 

Building Handover

This report will be detailed and will include everything from the outbuildings and site improvements such as the paving surface drainage to the external such as the weep holes and letterbox. This also includes the condition of the brickwork to the balcony, patio, porch and carport. 

Warranty Inspection

This inspection will be conducted 12 months after the handover. This can be termed as a follow-up inspection to detect any further defects that can be rectified within the warranty period. 

Now that you know what an inspection at ABIS entails, don’t hesitate to contact them today.