Are you a Home Owner, Purchaser, Investor or Landlord?
Jeffrey Hills and Associates Pty/Ltd are Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland and Certified Chartered Professional Engineers of Australia. Our company is able to provide expert advice on cracks, structural defects, building defects, compliance and any other structural or civil design matter that affects building and building sites.
Common problems with existing buildings are the occurrence of cracks. Whilst it is recognised in the Australian Standard that all buildings may move during their lifetime, resulting in cracking within a dwelling, it is a question of whether there is or may be an underlying fundamental problem with the foundation.
Our expert structural engineering company is commonly called upon to assess cracks and advise on the cause and possible future problems that may be encountered. To accurately advise on the cause and future potential movement of a dwelling we have developed a low cost system that enables a detailed report to be produced.
Critical to understanding the cause of any cracks that do occur is to measure the actual movement that has taken place.
The system that we have developed is based on the following:
- An accurate laser level survey of the dwelling is undertaken to determine the extent and position of any movement within a dwelling.
- Based on this information an accurate engineering report can then be produced indicating:
- The cause of the problem;
- Whether the problem is long term;
- If the cracking is going to continue;
- If remedial works are required, what they are (including alternative options) and what is the estimated cost of the works.
Once this information is obtained it is then easier to determine the best course of action if either buying a home, selling a home or if peace of mind is required.
Our company has been conducting these surveys and preparing building reports for over 25 years. Our skill is recognised by many Local Councils and State Government Departments including The Building Services Authority who often engage our services in the determination and cause of building faults.
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss any structural engineering matter further then please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 35 15 35.