Houspect Dilapidation Inspections provide professional and expert reports for property owners and commercial/construction companies in Greater Sydney and regional NSW including Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Central Coast, Newcastle/Hunter and surrounding areas.
If you are planning on renovating or extending a residential or commercial property, or are a commercial company preparing to undertake a civil works or infrastructure program, you will most likely be required by a Development Authority to undertake dilapidation inspections on all council assets within close proximity to your proposed construction site.
During construction, be it a house renovation, new build or government infrastructure upgrades such as sewer, water or road works, surrounding structures can potentially sustain cracking and damage caused by vibrations from digging and excavation, heavy equipment, soil erosion, heavy truck traffic or other such impacts.
The purpose of dilapidation or condition inspections are to identify existing cracks or damage to designated public assets before any work commences. This ensures that any damage to council assets occurring after the commencement of the construction can be identified.
What Does the Report Provide?
A Houspect Dilapidation Inspection report is carried out by one of our qualified building inspectors who will provide an independent, professional document completed in accordance with Australian Standards.
Our experienced inspectors will survey the current condition of all the relevant council assets such as footpaths, kerbing, roads and trees and document any existing defects or damage, such as cracks or subsidence. Your dilapidation report will contain photos of any notable items to provide proof of their existing condition prior to the commencement of the proposed construction work.
These dilapidation reports can help avoid any long disputes over damages that may occur because of the construction work and help resolve potential complaints easily.
About the Houspect Building Inspector
All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide, independent, professional and unbiased information on the condition of all relevant council assets.
What Does Our Council Assets Dilapidation Inspection Cover?
Our Council Assets Dilapidation Inspection includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Road surfaces
- Nature strips
- Retaining walls