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Finding Termites And Concrete Cancer In Mount Gravatt Might Be Enough To Make You Rethink Your Purch

 by Gavin Godfrey

21 Apr 2021

Buying a home on a large block of land can be a rewarding experience. There will be plenty of space for everything you could possibly imagine, and you'll be able to shape the property as you desire. However, with large blocks of land comes the possibility of finding large termite infestations. Thankfully, with building inspections in Mount Gravatt and Greater Brisbane from Ironside Building, Pest, & Pool Inspections, you can be certain that we'll find any termites hidden away on your land, as was the case with this Queenslander.

Termites are able to eat an intricate path through any wooden structure, and the terrifying result has a horrible beauty to it. In this building inspection in Mount Gravatt, we were able to find traces of termites in the fence with a path leading to the pergola, and then into the subfloor of the home, where we saw extensive damage. Unfortunately, we were able to continue following the path through into the main body of the home, where the kitchen and bedroom had been feasted on by the pests, and then finally into the roof, where the hardwood timbers had been viciously attacked.

As if that weren't bad enough, there were also large cracks from concrete cancer on the supporting stumps of the home. Concrete pillars are commonly reinforced to make sure they're able to support the home, but when that reinforcement rusts, it can quickly expand, creating concrete cancers. Unfortunately, as with termites, this can be another difficult thing to fix, as it requires a large amount of work to complete repairs effectively and without issue.

We presented the findings of our building inspection in Mount Gravatt to our clients, who were able to consider our work carefully. When they had first looked at the property, they had decided they were going to do large renovations regardless, and so our findings weren't enough to deter them from their purchase. Instead, they simply took the damage into account while negotiating price, and received a better deal for it. If you require any building inspection in Brisbane, get in touch with the team here at Ironside Building, Pest, & Pool inspections on 0416 291 179.

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