Structural defects that can be dangerous in some cases and should never be ignored. If you find any concerning signs of structural defects at your own property or are looking to purchase a new property with structural concerns, it is important to obtain a structural inspection and report from a qualified structural engineer.
The earlier a structural fault can be identified and resolved, the safer and less costly it is to repair and maintain, preventing larger and more costly problems from arising.
What does a structural inspection and report involve?
A structural engineering inspection may be required for a number of reasons, including:
- Identification of structural defects and checking the structural adequacy of a structure
- Assessing ongoing development works to ensure that no additional hazards are developing
- Complying with council’s requirements or need for further information
A structural inspection may include a specific structural component (such as the balconies, balustrades or cracking due to settlement in the walls) or the whole structure. During the inspection, the structural engineer will record any structural defects and assess if the components or the building is structurally sound. A structural report is then prepared, providing advice as to the cause of the problem and making recommendations for repairs or remedial works if required.
These reports are usually technically investigative yet easy to understand, with clear descriptions and photographs so that any findings and recommendations are easily referenced.
Trust Neilly Davies for your next Structural Inspection and Report
With over 35 years in the industry, even though we cannot say we have seen it all, we can confidently say we have seen most of it. Our team of structural engineers are knowledgeable in almost any given situation from residential homes to strata properties, industrial precincts and large infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
We are trusted by residential, commercial and government clients because our professional advice is always be based on firm research and sound assessment, accompanied by a detail structural report.
For more information about our structural inspection and reporting services as consulting engineers, call us now on 1300 730 340.