Modern property inspection requires the latest in technology.
It can be used to detect problems in a property that cant be seen with the naked eye. For such a large investment it is inconceivable that you would conduct a property inspection without the use of modern technology that is available today. Here is a few examples of technology we use.
The two pictures above show the exact same area of a room. The picture on the right ( taken with a normal camera) shows a standard cornice and ceiling of an older inner west house. All looks good.
The picture on the left (taken with a thermal imaging camera) shows excess moisture along the cornice (the black section in the middle of the pic).
This could be a roof leak or external water ingress.
Moisture on its own can do damage but the biggest risk is termites, borers and fungal wood decay are attracted to high moisture areas.
This could have been missed by an inspector without a thermal imaging camera. Don’t get an inspection without one!
Termites detected inside a wall using a bore scope.A borescope camera allows us to see inside walls or any area that is inaccessible to the eye and out of sight. Just the places termites love to be.
Above is a picture of termites found inside a wall using a borescope camera.
The moisture meter allows us to measure the level of moisture in any building material.
Moisture can affect a building cosmetically, structurally and attract termites.
A home’s worst enemy is excessive moisture and detecting this early can save you a lot of grief and (of course) money.