When you’ve chosen to have your dream home constructed from the ground up, you’re free from worries about defects and faults, right? It is a common misconception that newly-built properties are safe from significant faults or defects, the truth is that, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
The quality of workmanship, materials used and even environmental conditions can all have an effect on the finished product, and if you don’t discover errors quickly, you may be left with a brand new home that has significantly compromised structural integrity. How’s a new property owner to protect themselves against such potentially devastating errors? Having your slab inspected before you ever assume ownership of the property.
Having Your Slab Inspected to Protect Your Financial Future
For the majority of people having a new home built, investments in real estate will be the largest they make in their lifetimes. For this reason alone, it’s imperative to make every effort to protect those investments.
There are a number of reasons why slabs and structural components fail, and not all can be attributed to builder fault or inadequate materials. Still, the vast majority of significant defects and faults could have been prevented through stage construction inspections. Having your slab inspected after it cures, before other construction work obscures the surface, can help you to avoid a potentially devastating issue in the future.
How to Secure a Slab Inspection
When you’re securing a slab inspection, you want to take the time to choose the professional who will evaluate your property carefully. A representative of the builder, or a tradesperson who also provides repair services, can have a financial stake in the findings of the final report with the potential to cause a conflict of interest. You need a thoroughly neutral and unbiased third party when you’re having your slab inspected as part of a stage construction inspection. Reports provided by professional building inspectors who have no vested interest in the final results are more thorough, and more accurate, because there’s no incentive to either exaggerate or minimise faults.
Don’t let your biggest investment become your greatest source of stress. Invest in stage construction inspections which allow you to have your slab inspected by a professional whose word you can trust, and move forward with the peace of mind you need to enjoy your new home or commercial property. When you have a reputable and experienced professional on your side, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your new property meets the Australian Standard; you’ll know you have a structurally sound, well-built property to be proud of for years to come. Call a professional building inspection company to schedule your stage construction inspections before breaking ground on your new property so you can protect yourself, your family and your financial future.
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