Sellicks Beach Building Inspection Before you Buy a New Home
Drive south down the South Australian coastline, and you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a secluded and versatile beach to spend your summer days. Sellicks Beach is no exception. This prized beauty is a real gem of the South, and you’ll almost always have it to yourself. Named after the original landowner, Sellicks beach was settled in the 1840s when the land was once used for grazing and wheat farming.
The area’s proximity to the McLaren Vale wine region and its pristine coastline has made the suburb not only popular amongst holiday goers, but also it’s rural and developing residential area makes it in high demand.
With the beauty of living amongst a heritage seaside suburb comes the issue of maintaining historical rural homes. Majority of the homes constructed in the area would have been built before 1980 without a damp proof course, meaning they have a higher risk of having salt damp.
Salt damp is the decay of masonry materials, such as stone, brick and mortar. It is caused when porous masonry draws in moisture from underlying soils and rocks, as well as the salt contained in seawater. Lack of damp proof courses means that the moisture can travel up the wall freely.
Salt damp can cause your homes structural materials and paint to rot. Which can, in turn, reduce your homes structural integrity. A pre-purchase building inspection will help identify these issues.
Why Sellicks Beach?
Who wouldn’t want to spend their days overlooking the beauty that South Australian beaches have to offer? Summer days can be spent relaxing and swimming on the beach, enjoying the summer heat. While you can spend winter rugged up inside watching the waves come crashing in.
Enjoy a morning Tai Chi session at the Christies Downs Community Centre, only a short drive away, or perhaps go for a run on one of the many walking trails the area has to offer.
Proximity to McLaren Vale
Make the 20-minute drive, and you’re in the heart of South Australia’s wine region. The world-famous wine region is home to the best produce South Australia has to offer. Spend your days wandering through the many eateries; there is sure to be something that takes your fancy.
This picturesque wine region is right on your doorstep, and home to over 140 vineyards, there’s no better way to spend your weekend!
We offer inspection services to the residents of South Australia, including residents of Sellicks Beach and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a quality pre-purchase building inspection in Sellicks Beach, give the team at Detail Building Inspection a call today! It will be a home investment you won’t forget.