High Moisture Reading During Building Inspection

High moisture reading check High soil/gardens covering the brick weepholes & damp proof barrier ? This is the perfect scenario for moisture ingress & concealed termite attack! Concealed weepholes & termite barriers is one of the most common defects we come across and one of the easiest to prevent. Ensure all weepholes are exposed by 75mm clearance @ Gold […]

How do I protect my house from termites?

Low decks, they look great right? BUT do they have adequate termite protection where they abut the house?? If not, this situation may allow concealed termite attack. Many decks cover the physical termite barriers, exposed slab edges & brick weep holes. Ensure you either: Leave a visual gap between the deck & building/slab edge. Or […]

Another Snake in the Roof Void!

Crikey! Check out this little beauty! Always a good adrenalin rush when your torch flashes upon a snake in a roof void ?? The exciting life of a Building & Pest Inspector!

Video of Snake in Roof Void During Inspection – BPI Building & Pest Inspections

Bumped into another little friend today.. got my inner Steve Irvin on lol!

What is a Weep Hole?

Hi guys, just talking about weep holes today. A weep hole is a brick joint that doesn’t have mortar in it. It’s designed to allow any moisture that might get into the cavity, inside the wall, to escape when there’s excess water and also allows air flow in the cavity.

Live Schedorhinotermes Enjoying a Feed.. A Little Too Close To The House For My Liking!

Live Schedorhinotermes enjoying a feed.. a little too close to the house for my liking. Ensure your yard is kept free of untreated timbers, logs & tree stumps and that your termite barriers are up to date. Have you had your property inspected in the last 12 months? Call us today.

Do we see snakes during building inspections? YES!

People often ask.. do you come across snakes? Yes..Yes, we do!! BUT this is the first time I’ve seen one attack something right in front of me!! Volume up!

Amazing Engineering Underneath this House!

The Engineering that goes in to some houses absolutely blows my mind! Steep sloping site & no signs of any significant movement or cracking.. amazing!

Why A Pre Purchase Building Inspection is Soooo Important!

Newly renovated home. Fresh paint & new carpets.. Looks great right? BUT unfortunately this is a great example of why a Pre Purchase Inspection is so important! Here you can see sagging ceiling sheeting, detached ceiling battens, previous water penetration & leaks.. defects like this go unnoticed by the untrained eye of an enthusiast buyer. […]

Dodgy DIY’ers on Renovation TV shows

I love renovation tv shows… watching the stress, the innovation, the end results… But what scares me is the DIYer’s who gain inspiration but fall short on the knowledge & skill required to carry out the work and achieve a safe & high-quality end result. All too often renovations are not built to code, not […]