If we are doing a building inspection in Frankston and there is room to inspect under the floor area, we check it!! The subfloor area is one of the main places we locate structural damage, especially to the stumps and floor frame. The concrete stumps at this house were in a poor condition due to excessive moisture present in the subsoil over a long period of time. Moisture in the surrounding ground will cause damage to both timber and concrete stumps. In this case the stumps had weakened significantly and were crumbling in my hand!! Check out the photos below. Call Building Inspections Australia today if your buying a house in Melbourne, Frankston or the Mornington Peninsula. 1300 274 349.
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Termite Nest Mornington Peninsula
Thermal imaging is also used to check damp areas in walls for termite nests. This photo is of a page in one of my building and pest reports showing a . . . Read more
Fretting Concrete Stumps – Frankston
Pest & Building Inspection in Frankston and surrounding suburbs – Houses that are elevated on stump supports should be inspected for structural damage. Most people think that a house on . . . Read more
Mornington Peninsula Building Inspection – Rusted Floor Supports
During this Mornington Peninsula Building Inspection we found that the steel webbed floor joists were rusting from the coastal salt air, even though they were undercover! The house was only . . . Read more