Foundations & Footings
External and internal walls are visually checked for cracking or signs of movement.
The physical appearance of bricks used and the correctness of the laying of brickwork is thoroughly checked.
Mortar is checked for signs of visible imperfections, weakness or crumbling. Asimple test is conducted to assess the strength or mortar. A further check by an accredited testing laboratory may be recommended.
Damp Proof Course (DPC)
A check is conducted to determine the presence of a DPC. If the omission of a DPC appears to have caused dampness, we advise you and provide solutions on how to treat this problem.
Plumbing works, fixtures & fittings are visibly checked for good working order. Any visible leaks, drainage problems or other defects such as lack of water pressure or slow drainage are noted.
Poor site run-off or lack of connection of downpipes to stormwater drainage that results in obvious boggy areas is noted.
The condition of the meter and switchboard, powerpoint testing and visual examination of wiring in the roof space, where accessible, and elsewhere, is checked to assess the state of electrical wiring. A further check by a licensed electrician may be recommended.
The roof covering and its associated plumbing (flashing, gutters, downpipes) are visually inspected to detect any defects, such as broken tiles, leaks or blocked downpipes.
Roof & Sub-floor Structure
Visual inspections from access points are undertaken to determine the condition of the structural components. Any apparent signs of sagging, lack or support, moisture, rot or faulty services are noted.
The presence and adequacy of roof space insulation is reported on, where accessible.
Imperfections, inconsistencies in paint finish are noted.
Floors, skirting, architraves, walls, cornice, ceilings, doors, cupboards, appliances, etc.
All visible defects are noted and reported.
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