Brett A

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Brett A

11:19 AM, 29th October 2014, About 7 years ago

Structural survey loses sale

Hi Ian,

Yes I have seen the mortgage valuation survey which is why I initially commissioned the structural engineers report.

The adjacent and joining property also has the same slight movement at the same position which the engineer has not made reference to.

I think that the site of the cracking is exactly in the centre of the building and may well be the point at which the original builder has build from the front and the back and have met in the middle as there are slips of cut brick and larger mortar joints. But that's just my opinion.

The engineer has drawn his conclusions from sunken paving at the site of the structural cracking thus "which is indicative of defective drain conditions".
However he has obviously written his report up later from what he thought he had seen as there is no sunken paving anywhere near the vicinity of the cracking or even within the footprint of the building.

On speaking to him he did indicate that he had not been working with the practice for long. I just get the feeling that he has done a one size fits all survey with a belt and braces remedial works.... Read More