Safehome has been carrying out pre-purchase building and pest inspections in Melbourne since 2004.
The photographs here was taken by Safehome’s qualified building inspector at building inspection in Richmond and shows an inadequate footing being used to support the floor frame.
This is non compliant with AS2870 Footings standards and an entire new stump would be need to be installed. This comes at a cost as a soil test would need to be carried out to ascertain the required depth of the new stump and also a permit as it’s a load bearing or structural component.
One can see the benefits of a building inspection by this photograph alone, however people are still buying homes without one. Some are luck and some are not.
The client for this photo above had already bought the dwelling and was wondering why the floor was bouncing.