Decking built too close the ground, at building inspection, without access posses high risk for timber pest activity and deterioration. Unfortunately some decks are installed by owners and or non tradespersons which can lead to major issues by not complying to AS standards and BCA requirements. Maintenance is the key to looking after your property and an inspection carried out by a licensed Builder can help to reduce Major Defects occurring in the future.
Where access was not gained potential defects / termite damage, termite activity/ wood decay, deterioration may exist. There are options for example, installing plaster vents internally to monitor the external framing and or Installation of termite prevention barrier. It is very important that decks are maintained correctly and regular checks should be carried out, if any repairs are required a builder/ carpenter should be commissioned to rectify.
Call DR inspects for your next Building and Pest Inspection in the Gold Coast.