Structural Inspection Report
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A STRUCTURAL INSPECTION REPORT?
The purpose of a structural inspection is to provide advice to a potential purchaser or interested party on the condition of the structure of the property. A benefit to getting a structural inspection as opposed to a full pre-purchase inspection is mainly cost. A structural inspection looks solely at major defects like unsupported roof elements, illegal retaining walls and other structural defects like weakened chimneys etc.
WHO NEEDS A STRUCTURAL INSPECTION?
Generally, a structural inspection is a pre-purchase inspection service, where clients want to be sure of the structural integrity of the property before making a bid. However, our structural building inspection can be tailored to suit a range of differing circumstances, including:
- Assessing the condition of timber stumps and the associated subfloor structure
- Inspecting pest infested areas and assessing any structural damage that may have occurred
- Assessing structural damage that has occurred as a result of impact damage, water damage, general deterioration, etc.
Our structural inspection service is essentially designed to provide advice on the structural integrity of the property, and can therefore be adapted to suit numerous circumstances.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A STRUCTURAL INSPECTION?
As with the majority of our services, our structural inspection service involves thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the property, including the site. Additionally, where safe and applicable, inspection will be carried out on the exterior roof, the roof space and the sub-floor area.
- Identifying any structural defects which pose immediate safety hazards
- Identifying major structural defects which may require significant repair work
- Assessment of conditions which may be conducive to the development of structural defects, e.g. excessive moisture in the subfloor area
- Overall assessment of the structural integrity of the property
Additionally, we provide advice on maintenance and reparation works that may be required throughout the property.
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What others are saying
"Neale was so helpful on the phone even before the report, which was comprehensive and easy to read...I wanted to use a local professional and that's what I got! "May 31, 2014 by Gina HillInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (South West Victoria)
"Engaging Jim's was the decision that saved me from total ruin...My home renovation was turning into a nightmare due to slow and defective work by my builder & I would not have not known how serious the issues were had I not had a professional inspection done."May 12, 2014 by IkkyInspector Name: Jim’s Building Inspections (Hills District, NSW)
"Andrew provided efficient, knowledgeable and thorough inspection of our property plus advice as to how to rectify problems which was invaluable. "May 26, 2014 by Anthea CookInspector: Jim’s Building Inspections (Prospect, SA)
"His willingness to travel outside of the metro area to carry out the Building Inspection was really appreciated. "Jul 08, 2014 by Kathy WoodInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Victoria Park, WA)
"It definitely helped me to understand potential additional costs and priority of work to be done. "Apr 16, 2014 by Jennifer FrahmInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (St Kilda, VIC)
"Jack Oddy come out to my new house and I was impressed with his promptness and attention to detail in taking his time with the inspection and emailing a full comprehensive report."Cheryl, May 2017New home inspection - Pakenham and surrounds