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External Secondary & Finishing Element Defects

The Building Inspection includes the following External inspections:

  • Masonry walls ( incl. face brickwork, block work, external render or stucco) for bricks fretting & spalling, mortar eroding, blocked/obstructed weep-holes, cracking brickwork, corrosion of embedded steel, arch bars or lintels & associated cracking, movement, crazing & surface cracking, sheet spalling.
  • External cladding for wind damage, rotten weatherboards, warping/ splitting and corrosion
  • Damp-proof course / flashing for fixing, damage, corrosion, being loose, dislodged/deteriorated
  • Windows/window elements for gaps to wall structure, sealing to junction between frame and wall, state of glazing putty, weathering, rotted timber, corrosion
  • Door Steps for damage, cracking, thresholds cracked due to bad bedding practice
  • Slab floor finishes (balconies and patios) for damage, lifting and cracking
  • Paintwork for effect of lack of painting on water-tightness of external walls & parapets, blistering, flaking, cracking, peeling
  • Chimneys for lack of chimney support, continuity & intactness within roof space, intactness above roof line, missing chimney pots/cowls, dislodgement or deterioration of flashings, mortar erosion, metal flue corrosion
  • External joinery ( e.g. barge boards, gable ends etc) for fixing, badly weathered or rotted timbers
  • Garage doors for fixing, badly weathered or rotted timbers, corrosion, damage
  • Underside of roofing for corrosion, deterioration, watertightness
  • Roofing for corrosion secured fixing screws, lifting, damage, watertightness, pointing, state of ridge tiles, shell ends, barge tiles
  • Skylights for leaking, damage
  • Valleys for fixing, corrosion
  • Flashings for being loose, dislodged or deteriorated, damage
  • Rainwater goods ( including gutters, downpipes, and rainwater tanks) for fixing, damage, corrosion
  • Eaves Linings for fixing, damage
  • Roof insulation for fixing, damage
  • Roof sarking for fixing, damage
  • Vermin proofing / bird-proofing (mesh and plates) for fixing, damage, corrosion
  • Termite shields for fixing, damage, corrosion
  • Small retaining walls (non-structural) for cracking, movement, tilting
  • Paths and paving for cracking, breaks, evenness
  • Driveways for cracking, breaks, evenness
  • Stairs and handrails for corrosion, rotted timber, safety
  • Steps for cracking, breaks, evenness, safety
  • Fences for fixing, being plumb, cracking & movement, badly weathered or rotted palings, corrosion, damage
  • Site drainage for defective piping, possible drainage problems if the inspection is conducted during a prolonged dry spell

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.

Service Areas

Area Map The Peninsula Moreton Bay Area East Brisbane Redland Bay Area Gold Coast Ipswich Brisbane West Brisbane Northside Brisbane Southside Logan City

ABIS The 1st Choice in Building & Pest Inspections