Structural Engineering Solutions For Strata Complexes

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Structural defects in strata complexes both new and old, if not rectified quickly may lead to further deterioration, and collapse. Or even create a potential safety hazard for occupants and third parties.

Typical examples include subsidence and cracking, concrete cancer, and other waterproofing issues. If not addressed in a professional manner with a strata structural engineering report and repair strategy, the risks of ongoing complications may be significant.

Good Intentions but Unclear Advice

Many building inspection companies have good intentions in attempting to resolve your strata issues, however the advice provided is not always clear and concise. This can sometimes be attributed to their qualifications and/or their limited exposure and experience of building defects, and how to correctly diagnose the problem.  

Furthermore, building inspectors are not always qualified to provide detailed rectification strategies, in the case of significant structural defects and where design work is required. 

Strata structural issues are more common than you may think, and the discovery of structural issues such as cracking and subsidence can be rectified and, in most cases, a cost-effective solution for can be found.

Getting the right advice in a timely manner is key to resolving any issues.

What to do if Your Strata Complex Has These Things

If your strata complex in Perth has cracking, subsidence or any other more complex Structural Defect, the following options are available:

  1. Building Inspections with general practical advice.
  2. Engineering Structural Inspections with detailed and cost-effective rectification solutions.

In the majority of cases and for the more complex issues, the solution would require the involvement of an Engineer with extensive hands on and practical building knowledge.

Home Integrity have a Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer on staff who is also a Registered Builder. He can inspect, clearly explain issues and reasons for failure, design an appropriate remediation strategy. Furthermore, he can provide details for relevant specialist trades to undertake remediation scope.

In the building above, our structural engineer was able to design remedial works to rectify this structural defect with minimal cost and impact.

At Home Integrity, our focus will be to ease your concerns and solve your problems as quickly and cost effectively as possible.      

If you require any of the above services or further information please click here or phone Anne on 08 6184 5624.

What Are You Looking For?

Pre-purchase inspections

Identify major defects or issues that could impact your new property’s value and liveability.

Construction Progress Inspections

Identify major defects early before your build moves to the next stage.

Strata Inspections

Providing a clear understanding of building maintenance requirements.

Owner Builder Inspections

Offering a second set of qualified eyes to assess the work of your trades.

Termite & Timber Pest Inspections

Qualified timber pest inspectors who will inspect every room for termite activity.

Building Disputes

Our team is here to help you with your building and construction dispute.

Defect Inspections

Determine any faults or defects in a building with a qualified building inspector.

Hi there, 

We see you have added an Electrical, Plumbing and Gas inspection (EPG) with a Pre-Settlement inspection. 

Please note these are very similar inspections, just performed at different times. The EPG occurs during your pre-purchase inspection, while the Pre-Settlement occurs 5-7 days before settlement. 

If you require both please proceed to check out. Alternatively, remove one and continue.

If you would like further information, please call our office before proceeding to check out on (08) 6184 5624