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In addition to structural members of ferrous metal such as steel post & piers and steel frames, there are also many metal items supporting structural elements such as  stirrups, fastenings and brackets even in dwellings constructed primarily from timber or masonry.

For corrosion or rust to occur, both oxygen and water must be present. Application of paints or other coatings protect surfaces from direct contact with air and water.

Corrosion is defined as the disintegration of a material due to chemical reactions with its surroundings particularly in reaction with water and oxygen. Weakening of iron due to oxidation is a well-known example of electrochemical corrosion or rusting which typically produces oxides and/or salts of the original metal.

Most structural alloys corrode merely from exposure to moisture in the air. Corrosion can be concentrated locally to form a pit or crack, or it can extend across a wide area to produce general deterioration.

Galvanic Corrosion:

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two different metals electrically contact each other. The more active metal will corrode at an accelerated rate whereas the less active metal will corrode at a retarded rate.


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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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