Before purchasing a property, you should always have it inspected by an Expert. It may even be a requirement of Home Insurance providers or Mortgage lenders that a Structural Report is obtained as part of the purchasing process.
A comprehensive Structural survey of the property can give you piece of mind that the structure is safe, or help uncover any work that needs to be carried out, allowing you to make a formal decision on whether or not it is a suitable investment.
A structural inspection is a thorough evaluation and assessment of a building's structural components and systems to determine their condition, integrity, and safety.
Safety: To ensure that the building's structural elements, such as foundations, walls, columns, beams, and roof systems, are in good condition and capable of supporting the intended loads safely.
Compliance: To assess whether the building complies with local building codes and regulations related to structural integrity and safety standards.
Identification of Defects: To identify any structural defects, weaknesses, or damage caused by factors like age, wear and tear, weather, or poor construction practices.
Recommendations: To provide recommendations for repairs, maintenance, or structural improvements needed to address any identified issues and ensure the ongoing safety and stability of the structure.
After completing the inspection, the Structural Engineer compiles a detailed report outlining their findings, including any issues discovered and recommendations for repairs or improvements.
This report is valuable, as it helps you make informed decisions regarding the structural integrity of the building and any necessary actions to maintain or enhance its safety and stability.