While crawling underneath houses during building inspections we often see poor building work. Either builders don’t expect their dodgy work will ever be uncovered or owners and vendors patch things up to make a quick sale without spending money. Whatever the circumstance, most defects are discovered during building inspections. This particular defect was uncovered deep into a subfloor at a house in the suburb of Ivanhoe, in Melbourne. In this case a bearer (a structural component of the floor) was being supported by a stack of loose bricks. This condition is inadequate and is considered a major structural defect. This client was well informed as to the condition of the house at the time of negotiation and went on to purchase it. Learn more about our inspection services by viewing this page. If you would like to speak with us about pre purchase building inspections in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a no obligation discussion on 1300 729 352, or send us an email here.