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:
- Building Inspections with general practical advice.
- 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.