Plasterboards-What you Need to Know

If you are thinking of purchasing a home or building of some sort, then its always wise to have it inspected by a professional to make sure there is no problems with structural damage and pests. If you buy a building without having an inspection carried out, it could end up being the most expensive decision of your life. Especially if plasterboard has been used. Plasterboard, although very commonly used in buildings, if not installed properly can lead to a lot of damage, which could ultimately end up costing you an arm and a leg to repair, figuratively speaking of course.

The problem with plasterboard is that it cracks easily if it doesn’t have the control joints properly put in. When used and spaced apart in the correct way(9 metres from floor to ceiling) these control joints can prevent cracking which mostly eliminates the problem. When plasterboard was first used with control joints, the control joints were often used inappropriately, which resulted in cracking and other problems. This is the case with a lot of homes that were built in the early years by builders and also do it yourself handymen who failed to install the control joints correctly. An experienced building inspector can spot these problems fairly quickly. Knowing what to look for is important when buying a building and if you don’t know what to look for then it can cause problems for you if you buy a home that hasn’t been inspected by a professional. Having a building inspection carried out before you buy the property can save you a lot of expense in the long run.

The most common structural problem in a house or building is plasterboard that has been improperly installed. If you don’t know what to look for, then it is not something that will stand out to the untrained eye. Brisbane building inspectors are fully trained professionals who know what to look for and can spot problems with plasterboard and also other structural problems. Getting a professional to inspect a home or building before you buy it will save you money. You can be assured of buying a home or building without structural problems, giving you peace of mind that you are investing your money wisely. For most investors and home buyers, there is nothing worse then buying a home or building only to find out that you have bought yourself a lemon. The only way to be sure that you aren’t is to hire a building inspector to carry out the inspection and make sure there is no expensive structural damage.