Safehome’s qualified building inspectors recently carried out a building and pest inspection in Sandringham.
The photograph here depicts timber rot in a joist under the bathroom which is an issue commonly found when inspecting under the house.
The main reason for these leak defects to be located is that inadequate water proofing of the wet areas was carried out during construction and this defect is one of the most prevalent in Victoria.
The costs to repair these defects an range from $3000 to $10,000 depending on the extent of rot to the floor and the floor frame.
It is highly recommended to obtain a pre-purchase building inspection prior to buying a dwelling because once you have bought it, the problems are yours. There is absolutely no way you can have the previous owner repair of pay for repairs.