Don’t Be A Drip! Get Under the Subfloor!

Drip.. drip. drip.. crawled under your house lately! No? Don’t blame you! At BPI we leave no stone unturned, if it’s accessible & safe, we will inspect it. This is an example of a leaking waste pipe which has gone undetected for a long time because it was in the dreaded Subfloor.

Do Termites Eat Treated Timber?

Termites won’t eat Treated Timber… FALSE! Yes, you are better off using treated timber but it does not mean you are not at risk of termite attack & decay. Here is a retaining wall which has suffered termite damage, decay & movement. This is due to age, poor construction & poor drainage. When looking at […]

DIY Tiling in the Bathroom…a Defect We See All The Time!

DIY Tiling… one of the scary defects we come across time & time again! Was the bathroom even waterproofed? Were the tiles adequately fixed? Was the grout mix adequate? Beware the DIY Bathroom.

The Advantages of Cypress Pine Timber

Can you see it?? To the untrained eye, this is a typical roof space But this house has been built out of Cypress Pine timber. Cypress Pine is Termite Resistant and has a Class 1 Natural durability rating. Now, this doesn’t mean you won’t have termite issues with your property, but in many cases, it […]

The Moisture Meter – Why Is It So Important?

What is this device and why is it soo important? This is a moisture meter. At BPI, all our Inspectors use it to detect leaks, damp issues and termite activity. In this picture, we are testing the walls at the rear of the shower to aid in identifying… you guessed it! A leaking shower! Thankfully, […]

Rising Moisture Found By Thermal Imaging Camera!

A great example of the Thermal Imaging Camera in action! Here we have located rising moisture in the base of a blockwork wall covered by plasterboard. BPI inspectors use Thermal Camera during all Inspections to aid in detecting moisture issues, leaks & termite activity. ????

Beware of Decay to Timber Support Stumps!

Always watch out for decay to timber support stump/post bases! On the surface, they may look great.. but it’s what is concealed beneath that could cost you $$$. When probed, this timber support stump base was severely decayed with little to no solid timber left… an additional 7 stumps were also located. At BPI, we […]

Gardens Against Buildings | A Breach for Termite Barriers

What’s wrong with this photo? Gardens against buildings are one of the main reasons termites gain concealed access to your home potentially causing thousands of dollars in damage. Gardens breach termite barriers, cover brickwork weep holes & retain moisture. Sure they may look great but it is not worth the risk!

An Unwanted Water Feature! Burst Water Pipe Causing heaps of $$$

An unwanted water feature! Ever wondered why your water bill is high? These homeowners were unaware of a burst water pipe which had been leaking under their house for quite some time! When brought to their attention their reply was… “Nobodies been under the house in years”. If you haven’t had a Building or Termite […]

Thermal Imaging Identifying Moisture Ingress Through Blockwork 

Thermal Imaging identifying moisture ingress through block work. The moisture had caused damage to the plasterboard & once removed, concealed mould was present. All BPI Inspectors use Thermal Imaging during all inspections free of charge!