As your inspection to purchase was a probably a quick 10 minute look around, you saw that you wanted to buy the property. It had everything you were were looking for in a property. But did it have what you couldn't see. This is where a house inspector comes in with our 90 minute inspection.
We check for dampness in the house walls with special moisture meters.
Also checking for underfloor dampness caused by failed water proof membranes in the wet areas and surrounding rooms.
Inside the roof cavity is checked for failed timberwork and termite damage.
On the roof inspection for roof gutter flow, damaged roofing, timber rot and cracked flashings.
The site is checked for fencing issues, termites in surroundig trees, excessive ground movement and paving condition. Collapsed paving is a sign of storm water pipe joint failure which is quite common as most storm water was DIY when the Golden Grove area was developed for example.
All internal rooms are examined for issues such as patched walls, to determine why the wall was repaired. Ceiling sag from popped screws is quite common in houses built between 2001 and 2009 and can be an expensive repair.
The house is given a good look over and a report is written up on the day of the inspection.
House inspectors should be insured, licenced and have building trade qualifications, with years of experience. I know I do and I am here for you.
A building inspector should have a thermal camera, moisture meter, cavity camera gear with him at all times. I also carry laser measuring equipment, laser levels, a ferroscan to enable checking for the depth of steel reinforcement and even a gas detection meter.
At $350, my service is still affordable as I only run a home office and I am not paying huge franchise fees, like many other inspectors.