Entries by Verity Craft

Building Basics – Roofing

When it comes to buying a home, making sure the roof over your head is sound is a very important – but often overlooked – consideration. The integrity of your home, and the quality of life you have in it, relies on a roof that’s going to keep out the elements. And because replacing or […]

Building Basics – Insulation

When we conduct a thorough property inspection, one of the building basics we are looking for is insulation. We’re looking for whether your potential new home has it, and if so, what type it is – and how it’s likely to be performing. Good insulation acts like a blanket to keep your home warm in […]

Building Basics – Conventional vs raft foundations

Every building needs a stable foundation and it’s important to know what you’re getting before you buy. This is why your property inspector will be closely checking your foundations. Your house might be constructed with a conventional or a raft foundation – but what’s the difference, and why does it matter? What’s a conventional foundation? […]

Building Basics – Understanding Subfloors

When you’re buying a house, pretty much everything (the entire structure!) rests on making sure the foundations are up to scratch. That’s why your house inspection checklist really needs to start at the ground floor – or in this case, the subfloor. The subfloor is the bottom most structure of a floor which is made […]

Building Basics – Understanding Drained Cavity Systems

When you’re buying a house, it’s helpful to know some basic things to look for around the type of construction, to discover if there might be any issues. One of these building basics you might have heard of is the ‘drained cavity’ system. Whether a property has a drained cavity system or not can impact […]

Common problems that pop up in a home inspection report

Every home is different. But when a property inspector puts together a home inspection report, there are a few common problems that pop up more often than others. Being aware of them might help you notice things while you are doing your own viewing, or prepare you for your own home inspection report. Not to […]

How a property inspection report can detect water damage

It’s common knowledge that water and moisture damage is one of the biggest property inspection red flags. But what is water damage, and what should you be keeping an eye out for in a potential home before getting your property inspection report? What causes water damage? Water damage can be caused by a few different […]