Houspect Dilapidation Inspections provide professional and expert reports for construction and building companies as well as commercial property owners in Greater Sydney and regional NSW including Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Central Coast, Newcastle/Hunter and surrounding areas.
If you are planning construction, renovation or development of a commercial property, or undertaking a civil works program, you will most likely be required by a Development Authority to undertake a number of property inspections prior to any work beginning. A dilapidation inspection is a pre-construction inspection carried out on adjoining properties and council owned assets in close proximity to your proposed construction site.
During commercial construction, be it new buildings or government infrastructure upgrades such as sewer, water or road works, surrounding buildings can potentially sustain cracking and defects caused by vibrations from digging and excavation, heavy equipment, soil erosion, heavy truck traffic or other such impacts.
A commercial dilapidation inspection is intended to protect construction companies and building owners in the case of a claim from any adverse effects or structural damage caused to nearby properties during a construction project. An inspection will identify and report on any pre-existing defects or damage to provide proof of the condition of a property prior to work commencing.
What Does the Report Provide?
A Houspect Dilapidation Inspection report is an independent and expert report provided by one of our qualified building inspectors.
Our experienced building inspectors will survey and document the relevant buildings structures and other associated assets including council assets. The report will provide the current condition and list any existing building defects and include photos of any notable items, such as cracks, gaps or subsidence.
It is also important to remember that if a problem arises a dilapidation report can help resolve disputes between residential/commercial property owners and building/construction companies.
About the Houspect Building Inspector
All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide, independent, and unbiased information on the current condition of the relevant properties and associated assets.
What Does Our Commercial Dilapidation Inspection Cover?
Our dilapidation inspection covers a number of essential areas in neighbouring properties that could be negatively impacted by any nearby construction works. These areas include:
- Internal walls, cornices, ceilings, skirting boards, architraves and flooring are inspected for cracks or defects.
- External walls are examined for cracks, defects, structural movement or subsidence.
- Existing damage, cracks and gaps to concrete driveways, paving, pool areas and retaining walls, as well as damage to fences.