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Structural Cracking and Movement

Structural Cracking and Movement is where non flexible elements of a building break apart forming a crack. Cracks can open or close depending on the forces and movement that caused the cracks.

Cracking to buildings are usually caused by one of the following:-

  • Movement to the foundations of the building
  • Expansion and contraction of building elements in response to changes in temperature
  • Changes in the loads on structural elements as a result of modifications to or use of the building
  • Damage to a structural element (corrosion, impact damage, termite damage, fungal decay, etc)
  • Drying and shrinkage of timber elements
  • Compaction or settlement of structural elements over time.

The inspection include checking for these conditions in:

  • Roof Structures: Concrete roof slabs, masonry parapets and gable walls. 
  • Wall Structures: Masonry, external render & stucco, internal solid plaster, internal lath and plaster, fibre cement sheeting, rendered wall board, plaster sheet & plasterboard
  • Floor Structure: Reinforced concrete constructions

For further information on cracking & movement follow this link Cracking & Movement

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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ABIS The 1st Choice in Building & Pest Inspections