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At All Building & Pest Inspections Timber Pest Inspection is a careful and thorough inspection of the property with a focus upon identifying and reporting on evidence of Timber Pest Activity, Conditions Conducive to Timber Pests, Evidence of Pest Management Systems, and Risk Management Options.

We conduct an examination of timber and other accessible materials or areas susceptible to attack by timber pests including: Structural timbers in the framework of the building including bearers, joists & rafters. Joinery including finishes to the building such as moulding, architraves, skirtings, doors, windows & cupboards. Timber products in outdoor areas such as landscaping timbers, fences, logs, sleepers, tree stumps Any other visible susceptible timber materials such as bridges, pergolas, stored items containing cellulose, builder's debris & formwork.

Sounding - Using a taper to identify timber elements which sound hollow or have been damaged.

Probing - Using a probe to identify timber made soft by decay, termites , delignification, or borers.

Electronic Moisture Detecting Meter - Used to identify excessive moisture created by termites or conditions conducive  to timber pest attack.


Timber pests Specifically Addressed are:

Fungal Decay, Wood Borers, Termites, Chemical Delignification, Conditions conducive to timber pest attack, which include: inadequate sub floor ventilation, presence of excessive moisture, untreated or non durable timber used in hazardous areas  , Bridging or breaching of termite barrier systems, inadequate slab edge exposure.

All Building & Pest Inspections timber pest inspections includes inspection of the following areas where appropriate access is available     


Sub-Floors:

  • Visually inspect all subfloor areas including foundation walls, piers, behind plumbing pipes, air/heat ducts, under loose timbers, builder's debris, & stored materials. 
  • Visually inspect and test timber members such as bottom plates, base plates, bearers, joists & the underside of flooring, & all other timbers especially those close to plumbing & drains. 
  • Visually inspect and test all timber members in contact with soil, such as stumps, posts & formwork or any other cellulose containing material. 
  • Visually inspect and test soil around piers & foundation walls, noting the existence & condition of termite shields. 
  • Visually inspect any electrical junction boxes & conduit for evidence of subterranean termite mud-packing or shelter tubes. 
  • Visually inspect and test any other susceptible areas or timber.

Interior Areas:

  • Visually inspect and test interior walls, ceilings, partitioning, stairways, flooring, skirting boards, cupboards, & timbers around windows & doors. 
  • Visually inspect behind plumbing & around pipe penetrations through slab-on-ground construction with particular attention to all timbers adjacent to plumbing or plumbing fixtures. 
  • Visually inspect in & around fireplaces from floor to ceiling as masonry absorbs moisture & fireplaces often contain voids for subterranean termite nests. 
  • Visually inspect and test any other susceptible areas or timber.

ExteriorAreas:

  • Visually inspect eaves, window & door frames & walls, noting obstruction of vents or "weepholes" & signs of activity or excessive moisture such as defective drainage, plugged or damaged gutters & inadequate sealing against moisture. 
  • Visually inspect and test any timber members that rest on or extend into concrete or soil such as supporting posts on decks. 
  • Visually inspect paths & driveways abutting the building. 
  • Visually inspect and test stairways, decks, handrails & external joinery in general. 
  • Visually inspect and test rafters such as those in the carport or garage that protrude from the roof or eaves area. If the building has a flat roof, note any areas that will retain water which could serve as a moisture source for subterranean termites. 
  • Visually inspect and test landscaping timbers, fences, logs, pool surrounds, garden boxes or tubs, firewood, paving blocks, & sleepers.