214 South Terrace, Como WA 6152
This brick and tile home in Como, Perth was checked by our Building Inspector Justin, this week. Brick homes in Perth have a range of common or expected defects that are mostly simply due to the age of the properties. When completing a building and pest inspection on brick homes around Perth we always look for:
- Internal plaster cracks
- Exterior step cracks affecting the brickwork
- Mortar decay occurring to the exterior brick work
All of these building problems are common in homes of this age and expected to be found. The extent of the problems can be exacerbated by factors like: proximity to the coast, site drainage, any water leaks or rising damp issues, any movement in the subfloor structures and a lack of maintenance over time.
When buying an older brick home in Perth owners should expect the need to deal with brick work cracks and plaster repairs as part of any improvements over time. If left unmanaged and unmaintained brick work issues can allow water ingress ot the property, cause windows and doors to jamb or become stuck, allow pest ingress and at the far end of the scale may also result in structural failures, especially if the cracking is around critical structures like chimneys and parapets.
For more information on the severity of brick work cracking the AS4349.1 has an appendix which provides specific guidance and consistency in how building inspectors code brick work cracking.
For more information about the Building Inspection Report on this property in Como, Perth, the report may be purchased and downloaded immediately online and you can then ring and speak with directly with our Victoria Park Building Inspector Justin.
For more information on this Como home, go to: http://www.stevendavisrealestate.com.au/house/sales/214-south-terrace-como/3640652.aspx
To buy and download a copy of the Building Inspection Report available now on this home CLICK HERE.
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