A home in an unsafe building is not what you would want for your family to live. Nowadays when you hear of accidents happening like collapsing buildings you get afraid. So, if you are checking out villas or have already bought a villa watch out! Better to do a quality check just to be on the safer side.
You will be able to notice things which tell you about the construction quality of a building by being a bit observant. Even if you are not able to notice anything you still need to ensure that the house you are buying is newly constructed.
The construction quality checking can be done by looking at the paint and plastering on the walls, installation of tiles on the floors and walls etc. doors and windows, Water fixtures, sanitary installations etc. also need to be checked. There should not be any peeling or seepage plaster from the ceiling or walls. A buyer should check all these things before buying. Even if a buyer has already bought the property, he can bring these defects to the builder’s notice.
Check the elevators are working, fire system and also if the building is earthquake resistant. Soil testing should be done before the construction begins & you can ask for a copy of the test report from your developer.
RERA and structural defect liability
According to the Section 14 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, it is clearly stated that it is the promoter’s responsibility to rectify any structural defect within a period of five years.
Here is a checklist of things to check the construction quality of a home for new homebuyers:
- Home construction should be checked at the time of booking
- Check the quality of the building material
- Good construction makes sure the safety of a building
- Wet areas should be checked like bathroom, kitchen etc
- Check for leakages and patches on walls
- If a nail does not enter a wall easily that means it’s strong
- Check the slopes of floors and see if water flows into drains
- Rub the plaster from the walls to evaluate quality
A strong building can be built only using good quality construction material. If the construction is poor even a new building can get damaged. With good quality construction, then even old buildings can have a long life.
You can check the previous projects by the builder for construction quality assessment. Check for leakages on the exterior or interior areas with a physical or visual inspection. Apart from this, you can check for nearby construction activities which may damage your building.
We at Vishraam Builders, one of the best construction companies in Thrissur, hope that this insight has been of help to you. Book your apartment or villas in Thrissur with us and get a strong safe home.