How to see your home through a home inspector’s eyes
What you are about to witness is real. Gauteng Home Inspections visited two newly built homes in the same complex just outside of Pretoria and documented incidences of oversight, shoddy workmanship and complete disregard for building standards and architecturally drawn plans.
According to Marissia Robus of Gauteng Home Inspections the findings from these inspections resulted in the clients cancelling the sales and their commercial bank actually cancelling the bonds. “I am doing more inspections later this week and the weekend,” says Robus. “What the builder tried to get away with is disgusting and shocking.”
Robus says that the best thing is to get a certified home inspector to assist you before you sign off on anything. A great alternative is to arm yourself with the book The Proud Homeowner, authored by Albert van Wyk.
If you are buying, building or doing alterations look out for these potential issues.
Windows and window frames