Floor Level Inspections

Floor Levels: Residential

Fact: Risknet offers more than any other property inspection business in Canterbury

Client feedback: “Stuart, you likely saved us 100 grand! We thought the house was ok but you report clearly showed it was not. Excellent work man” Greg White (buyer, and 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 Total Station. 

Time-on-site: circa 2-5 hours varies with equipment used.
Indicative pricing: circa $1500-1800 +GST. 

Cadastral surveyors can provide an accurate and independent measurement of floor levels for the entire property.  A floor plan provided will show where floor levels differ which will allow the prospective purchaser to make an informed decision.

Highly calibrated equipment and qualified surveyors ensure your property is accurately surveyed.

  • Precise level: accurate to +-1mm (approximate positioning only)
  • Total Station: accurate to +-2mm precise positioning

Floor level observations are made on a 2m grid (approximately) where possible throughout the buildings.  A prism pole is used for all floor level observations where reflectorless measurements cannot be utilized.  A needlepoint adaptor is used to penetrate carpet surfaces through to the floor level below.

Minor corrections, to the recorded height of the target, are made when observations are taken on other hard surface areas, such as tiles and concrete, to allow for their varying thickness. Adjustments are then made to all observations to reduce them to the same plane surface.

Let’s not be naïve. 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.