As part of the snagging inspection, our snaggers will check the soil for topsoil consistency. The NHBC say that it should have 100mm topsoil which should not contain contaminants. Needless to say, we rarely find this and whenever we see turf failing to knit (a sign in this weather being it is yellowing) we like to see why...
On an inspection this week our professional snagger identified a moisture patch on a ceiling in the dining room. We were concerned about the high moisture and so the Site Manager visited in concern the ceiling was in jeopardy. He was somewhat unhelpful and said the issue was sorted and we were trying to scare the customer. After a frank discussion, it was agreed to bore a hole in the ceiling...
There was a huge amount of collected water above the ceiling and it continued to drain like this for several hours; the below video shows it still draining after an access hole was cut through to investigate it's origin.
It is a good example where the site managers do not often have the experience to identify underlying serious issues like this, which frankly was dangerous.
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HomeSnag inspectors are experts at inspecting new-build houses. This blog shares real examples to demonstrate the importance of getting your new build house or apartment snagged professionally
"I always insist that there is specific provision for snagging," says Thomas Moran, partner at law firm Speechly Bircham. "Reputable developers do this anyway, but there are all sorts in the market, some big, some small, so you need a contractual promise than within, say, a year they will come back to remedy any minor defects in the finishing."
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