Retaining wall

Retaining Wall Failure

A retaining wall is a structural feature designed to prevent downhill soil erosion and soil collapse.

There is a wide range of retaining walls, all of which use the same principle. This is that the earth’s pressure must be offset by an opposing force.

The common signs for retaining wall failure are cracking, tilting, bulging, bowing or buckling. If you are unsure of the integrity of your retaining wall, book in for a building inspection today.

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Neville - Toowoomba Inspector

Toowoomba Inspector Neville Talks Timber Pests & Structural Defects

Meet Neville Grimes – Your Toowoomba Inspector

Next up in our series of building and pest inspectors is Toowoomba local Neville Grimes.

After sustaining a few injuries in his carpentry job back in 2018, Neville decided to move to property inspections. He enjoys the flexible hours which give him more time together with his young family.

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Hidden costs of buying a home

Five hidden costs of buying a home

We are all well aware of the initial costs of buying a home…At least, we think we are. Often it’s where the money is spent that comes as a shock to first – home buyers.

It’s not over once the deposit has been saved and the winning offer made. Below are the five areas identified by experts where hidden costs are likely to exist.

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Time is Running Out

First homebuyers grant deadline approaching

QLD First homebuyers rush to secure $20,000 grant by June 30

First home buyers are racing around the clock to secure the $20,000 Queensland first home owners grant before it is cut by $5000 on June 30. Statewide there have been 4100 grants approved, totalling a whopping $82.5 million. Continue reading “First homebuyers grant deadline approaching”

The Importance Of Gutter Maintenance

The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

Our building reports comment on maintenance issues and recommendations.

Far too often our inspectors will identify this maintenance requirement when conducting inspections. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining a home. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”