Floor Level Inspections

Floor Levels: Residential

Client feedback says it all: Risknet offers more than any other property inspection business in Canterbury.

“Stuart, you likely saved us 100 grand! We thought the house was OK but your report clearly showed it was not. Excellent work man” Greg White (buyer, and not surprising a repeat client). 

Checking the Floor levels in any post-quake Christchurch and wider Canterbury property is a critical part of robust property due diligence. We can flag potential problems with a specific dwelling, and guide our clients through the process, whether they are buying or preparing to sell.

Risknet Limited provides a floor level benchmark that may well prove to be a game changer for current disputes, price negotiations or for any future insurance claims. We Check Before your Commit. Check it. Record it. Keep it.

Risknet offer options for measuring and recording floor levels:

A Technidea trained Technician using a Zip level Pro: Accuracy 3mm +/-
Time on site circa 90 minutes plus a report and floor plan. To NZIS methodologies .

Talk to Risknet on 022 609 6026 Payment options may also be available.

This survey includes the collection and recording of key data points and plotting these onto a floor plan.

To provide a higher level of protection for the prospective purchaser in the event of future predicted seismic events. 

Want even more? How about we use a third party provider with a Total Station. 

Risknet works with Cadastral Surveyors who can provide varying options for Residential and Commercial applications, including levels, verticality and dilapidation surveys. Time-on-site: circa 2-5 hours varies with equipment used.
Indicative pricing starts from $1500 +GST. 

Let’s not be naive. Future events are not only predicted, but they are also expected.

Winston Churchill famously stated “Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it” 

For us to not learn from or at least acknowledge, the issues many thousands of residential and commercial owners faced in the wake of the Canterbury Earthquakes, would demonstrate ignorance, beyond comprehension.

The term ‘Historical settlement’ in reference to post-event floor levels, has been broadly used by both EQC and Private Insurers to minimize their collective exposure to claims.

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) states the following.

Building damage can be divided into two broad categories: damage that was caused solely by earthquake shaking; and damage that resulted from ground deformation including liquefaction, lateral spreading or landslip. While shaking damage to dwellings has been observed on the flat, the February and June 2011 aftershocks, in particular, caused significant shaking damage to hillside houses. The observed high vertical accelerations were responsible for severe damage sustained by tile roofs and brick veneers, and unreinforced foundations were often severely cracked.


Risknet Floor Levels