The intending purchaser of this property thought he had better get the cracking in the back wall of the car garage checked out and called IPI.
Inspection revealed that the back of the garage had been built over un-compacted fill. The concrete floor also had significant cracking. The back of the garage was slowly falling down.
Considerable under pinning was needed to effect repairs. Access to the area was limited, that increased the cost of repairs that were estimated to be over $12,000.
A $250 structural inspection saved this purchaser at least $11,750. He did not proceed with the purchase of the property.
If you would like further information we recommend you call your local Independent Property Inspector, David on 0410 358 703.