Visual-Knowing where to look and what to look for is 90% of the Inspection, Thermal imaging, Non-Invasive Moisture Metering.
Visual inspection, Thermal imaging, Semi-Invasive Moisture Metering (Pin probes | Hammer probes), Endoscopic camera through wall sockets and/or drilling 12mm holes in the areas pre identified to be of concern.
Removing sections of Gib board from the interior and/or sections of cladding for the exterior at the points of ingress.
As the name suggests, non-invasive cavity moisture inspection is where our two-person team will visually
Identify the most high risk areas, inspect for defects in the claddings protective layers, use FLIR to check for any moderate to major temperature differentials, then using the lasted moisture detection equipment, we will firstly check with one style of moisture meter that’ reads 0-19mm into the material and double check for moisture using a secondary meter the can detect up to 90mm into the timber frames. This double-blind process creates a semi defined image for us to the extent of moisture ingress. If necessary, our team will also use pin probes and Hammer probes to trace and locate the source of the moisture ingress. (This system minimises the overall impact of not only our inspection on the property but also focuses any repair work to a specific area and not an entire wall) If there is a wall socket in close enough proximity to the affected area, our team will remove the cover plate and inspect the cavity with the endoscopic camera for moisture damage and/or rotting of the base plates. We also take note if the baseplates can be identified as treated or non-treated timber.
It’s at this stage that we like to have the current owners nearby to discuss our findings of any moderate to severe deterioration to the framework so as to make a plan on how they would like to proceed. With permission from the owners will change gears into a semi-invasive cavity inspection.
The semi-invasive inspection is recommended if the moisture ingress doesn’t appear overly extensive. We will drill a series of 12mm holes through the Gib and use the endoscopic cameras to define the damaged areas more accurately. If the area and moisture damage is ruled as isolated and of only moderate priority, we will fill the small inspection holes and recommended a trusted contractor to best resolve the observations.
However, if severe rot is sighted… the current owners may choose to then have a fully invasive inspection done there and then to limit any extra mess. This means removing sections of Gib board from the interior and/or sections of cladding for the exterior at the point of ingress.
So, why should you choose CPRNZ as your weather tightness inspector? Well, as outlined earlier, we have decades’ worth of industry experience. Our founder and owner, Travis Mackay, is incredibly skilled in this area, ensuring that you have access to the best of the best.
We use a two-person inspection system, ascertaining complete coverage of your property. We use the Spectora Inspection software and have completed over 6000 inspections across New Zealand. Our reports focus on every detail (major or minor) while highlighting all the positives of your home or property (not usually completed by inspectors). Following the inspection, you’ll receive a comprehensive report from our team, enabling you to make informed decisions about your prospective property.
I have recently had the priviledge of dealing with CPR on a property we were pursuing. It had a thorough building inspection report, but there were concerns. Travis completed an inspection with us and he was an absolute God sent. He quickly identified concerns and his knowledge and understanding of building practices saved us a huge amount of money which we would potentially have had to spend on repairs, had the deal gone through. We highly recommend his services to any prospective buyer. Thank you CPR. Lifesaving decision. 😀
I’m currently living in Australia and recently ordered a property report with CPRNZ. The website functionality is excellent, making the process very simple. Communication was first class and CPRNZ organised everything with the selling agent. I have ordered multiple property reports in Australia but this was by far the most comprehensive report I have ever seen. The report was completed very quickly, was 200 pages in length and contained over 860 photos. The inclusion of several short videos took this report to another level. Thanks Travis and keep up the great work. Look forward to using you again if the need arises.
Incredible service, prompt, knowledgeable, trustworthy are just a few ways to describe what you will get with Travis at CPR. From the moment you call them, it begins. We asked for a report on a property whilst living in another city & couldn’t have asked for more helpful & trustworthy people. Issues with the property saw CPR follow-up for us & combined with their great local knowledge, they gave us the confidence to go ahead with the house purchase. We fully recommend CPR.
Highly recommended. So obliging, efficient and pleasant to deal with. On the same day as the inspection we received a detailed 126 page report, plus summary – impressively detailed with lots of photos documenting issues. Travis recognised major structural defects, with the house, that the vendors own building report had missed. This saved us huge disappointment and costs if we had unknowingly proceeded with the purchase. I will definitely be using them again in our search.
We are so impressed with the standard and quality of the report we received from our property inspection. CPRNZ is very knowledgeable in their work, their communication is top notch and we would absolutely recommend them. They offer a level of service that is seldom found, and are the most professional tradespeople we have dealt with.
Without a doubt, Travis and his team provide the best building inspection service I have ever had. I used another company a few years ago when I purchased our first home but that one was not even close. Definitely recommend CPR.