Slab Inspection Perth

At SURE Building Inspections we believe foundations are the most important structural component in your home. That’s why it’s important to complete inspection and witness the concrete pour.


Concrete Pre-Pour Inspection

A Pre Pour Inspection, also known as a Foundation Inspection or Footing Inspection, is the first phase and is performed prior to the concrete slab being poured. It involves verifying the condition of the footings and ensuring the area adheres to the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards. We also check that plumbing has been installed underground, verify reinforcement steel installation and take measurements of the marked-up area. AS2870-2011 and the BCA is used for inspection reference.

Our Pre Slab Pour Inspection will include the inspection of (but not limited to) the following:

  • Trenches, stormwater and sewer drains
  • Steel reinforcement and concrete cover
  • Pipe penetrations
  • Termite & vapour barriers
  • Check the formwork

Concrete Pour Witness

A Slab Pour Witness, is where one of our Building Inspectors will be onsite whilst the concrete is being poured into the footing. It is a phase in the Slab Inspection process which ensures the concrete is being poured correctly and allows you to spot and fix issues as they occur, rather than trying to fix them once the concrete slab has set.

Witnessing your slab pour will ensure the following:

  • The concrete is poured efficiently
  • Initial levelling
  • Surface is smoothed
  • No large aggregate near surface
  • Edges are rounded
  • Non slip surface ridges
  • Dampened to cure slowly

Concrete Slab Inspection

The Concrete Slab Inspection is completed once the concrete slab has been poured and set. A Post Slab Inspection will verify whether or not the concrete slab is in accordance with the Building Code of Practice and reflects your new home’s floor plan.

Our Post Slab Inspection will ensure the following:

  • The concrete slab is level
  • It is in accordance to your floor plan
  • No surface cracks
  • The concrete slab is even and has been compacted correctly
  • There is nothing protruding
  • Service pipes are in the correct location
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Stump / Post Inspection

The Stump / Post inspection is completed for homes raised off the ground and fixed to timber or steel stumps / posts. The inspection is completed after installation of all stumps / posts to verify compliance with the Building Code of Practice and your building design.

Our Stump / Post Inspection will ensure the following:

  • Installation per drawings
  • Levels are plumb and aligned
  • Installed services are in correct location
  • Dimensions are correct

Perth Slab Inspection Pricing

At SURE Building Inspections Perth our pricing for Slab Inspection depends on the service timing. All prices are inclusive of GST.

Service Price
Concrete Pre-Pour Inspection$385
Concrete Pour Witness and Inspection$550
Concrete Slab Inspection$385
Stump / Post Inspection$385

Don’t know what building inspection you need for your Perth property?

No problem! Give our friendly team a call and we will be able to guide you through the process to ensure you book the right building inspection for your needs.

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Perth Slab Inspection FAQs

Getting a pre pour slab inspection is recommended because once the concrete has been poured there is no way of finding or correcting any defects in the foundation or footing.

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A cut above the rest

Purchasing or building a property in Perth is a significant investment. At SURE Building Inspections, we are qualified professionals, who conduct detailed and thorough inspections, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. We guarantee that you will be glad you chose SURE Building Inspections to conduct your building inspection for your Perth property.