I'm newly registered to BISF but I've read alot of your guys posts over the past 4 weeks! You guy's are amazing!
So myself and my wife are currently looking into buying a Levitt Cartwright property built in the 1950's.
We were concerned about asbestos in places/throughout so we decided to order a private buildings survey on top of our mortgage evaluation. Long story short, the asbestos is manageable for what we want to do to the property as first time buyers, so not a major issue there.
However, one thing is playing on our minds since the report has come back.. Stanchions.....
I am mildly furious with the "level of survey" done (and it wasn't cheap). This is something we will be taking further, but I thought I'd request all of your expertise and experiences in the non-traditional housing fields.
Below is a quote taken directly from the report.
"In this case, from the limited view available, it can be seen that the original black bitumen coating to
the steelwork has deteriorated and there is some corrosion to the surface. There is the possibility at
least that there is heavier corrosion where the steelwork is bedded into the concrete. In the
circumstances, it is recommended that remedial works are budgeted for within a five year period. Repair will normally involve cutting open the lower part of the concrete panels to fully expose the feet of
the stanchions, cleaning down the surfaces, and then bolting onto the existing steel new purpose-made
steel ‘shoes’. The finishes are then coated to provide damp proof protection and the concrete
reinstated. A typical budget cost at the present time is £3000."
I have attached an image of the "state" of the stanchion, if anyone could advice on the severity of this "corrosion" that would be amazing and I may be able to sleep at night in the near future.
We could absolutely appreciate any help or guidance on the matter!