A house is a home once one starts relating himself to the place. In our previous informative segments, we hovered around everything that a house includes. But we should have pondered upon a significant part of the property. It is the house garage!
Residential property inspections are generally seen to have a thorough look-out at the premises of the property. In the due course, we have often encountered residential properties with a separate segment- probably some nails, equipment, and machinery.
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Today we would like to highlight your attention to the garage along your breezeway. When one gets into the thought process of building a home for oneself, one expects the property to be inclusive of everything. One of the most common expectations of modern house owners today is that their property must include a garage to park their vehicles and give time for maintenance and repairs.
So today, we shall look at what is in a garage inspection and what aspects this covers. The first thing to ponder is the intent that whether your property has a detached garage or a carport, you must ensure that your inspection process does cover rigorous garage snagging too.
In Dubai, approaches for a perfect home are changing swiftly, and people are evolving in terms of the property's designs, decor, functionality, and safety. Therefore, it is common today to find houses with garages constructed alongside the breezeway of the property or the backyards. And when you start with inspecting the garage, the first and foremost thing is to check whether the design complies with the laws of the land, i.e., there is adherence to the building regulations.
As an age-old property snagging company, we have experienced quite a few instances where compliance with the laws has led to demolishing of the garages. And inspections become the point of validation for such structures. Hence, having prior knowledge of land laws can help save you from unauthorized constructions on your property.
Once you have a green signal on the structure and design, the next thing to consider for the garage inspection is to hover over the slope and drainage. A classic garage structure is that with a concrete or tin slab with sufficient space for drainage. When property inspectors enter the picture, they look, evaluate, and examine the cracks and distortion and the slope of the garage too. Drainage becomes an essential factor during the monsoon season, as when the rains hit, there are chances of blockage or overflow of water from the slope of the garage. Therefore, property inspectors thoroughly examine the coordinated function of the slope and drainage together. And this shall also include the detection and valuation of moisture on the slab that could initiate spalling damage and many other related issues.
Once the slope and drainage system is checked and verified, the next step is to check for the structural sturdiness of the garage. The professionals conducting the snagging process check for the overall operational aspects of the garage at this step. This is considered the most comprehensive phase of the entire process as everything, including the mechanical, electrical, structural, and ventilation, is adequately checked at this time. It includes a sincere check on the garage's walls, frames, and ceilings.
After this wholesome check, the process moves to the next stage, where the property inspectors shall pen down every minute observation of the garage into a document that, by now, everyone is familiar with!
Yes, you guessed it right; it is the inspection report that we are referring to!
And with the details and suggestions furnished in the report, you must go ahead with your take on amendments in your garage and include what could benefit you in the long term.
Now that we have familiarised you with what goes behind a perfect garage inspection, we assume you will consider having and maintaining a garage for yourself. But if you still find a moist slope, a cracked drain, or a mould at the side wall; GTA Inspectors are always at the rescue!
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