If you already live in the Adelaide Hills, we probably don’t need to tell you what’s so great about living here. You already know how close we are to nature, how great our markets are, and how many things there are to do around here. However, we do need to discuss something important, especially if
The experience!!! Here at Quality Building Inspections we love to help people through the home buying experience. We will go above and beyond to ensure our clients know exactly what they are buying. We travel across the state including: Adelaide, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Port Hughes, Port Wakefield, Adelaide, North Adelaide, Gawler, Elizabeth, Salisbury, Munno
Welcome to Quality Building Inspections At Quality Building Inspections our number one asset is you. We are here to provide you with a fully comprehensive pre purchase home inspection outlining all defect found. Our aim is too look after you. We have your interests at heart and want to make sure you dont buy a
External cracking! External wall cracking can appear for numerous reasons. Possible causes may be foundation movement, thermal movement and moisture uptake or loss or failure under external loads. Historically from our experiences nine times out of ten storm water is to blame. As an example the caption below shows wall cracking. In this instance the
Thermal imaging is a brilliant tool that shows us heat differentiation. As you can see in the image below, there is a red area and a blue area. The red area in thermal imaging shows us heat, whereas the blue area shows us the cooler parts of the image. In the below image the “cooler
After inspection of the hot water service we found a little leak. Fortunately this was found and the system was replaced.
Displayed in the attached picture is a leaking shower. In this instance the silicone has been removed or deteriorated from the floor and wall junction causing water ingress into the wall cavity. Ideally a waterproof membrane should stop the water from reaching the wall frame work. Not always the case. Top 3 issues with a
Commercial roof space – In the picture below is a box gutter. The idea in a box gutter is to catch all the rain fall from the sloped roof space and guide it directly to the allocated downpipe. As you can see in the picture below the storm water is just sitting within the gutter.
Termites – In the image below is a nib wall in a 14 year old house that has been a feeding frenzy for termites. The damage caused is un-repairable and unfortunately has to be replaced. After further investigation the termites had nested within the walls of the home.
In the thermal image below you can see a large dark circle that has formed in the middle of the picture. This a “Active leak”. In this instance water had penetrated the roof tiles around a flashing. To the naked eye the leak was evident but it did not show the extend of the damage.