While there are many after sales replacement assurance, certain things cannot be replaced if something goes wrong. Like the steel rod that has been used in your apartment. Impossible to change once built, right? Well, then it is wise to check the quality of the apartment before you purchase. So, how would you know you are buying the right apartment? Allow us to guide you through the key things to consider while checking the quality of an apartment. We have asked for our expert’s opinion on this, and they pointed out the following ones for a quality apartment.
FIRST, LOOK AT THE STRUCTURE
Trust your naked eye and your first gut instinct. Does this apartment building look okay to you? Is it built maintaining the regulations? Some of the significant regulations are
Town Clarence Plan
No Objection Clearance
Receipt of required Government fee
Average road benchmark elevation
Land use within 250-meter radius
Make sure they have kept proper space for ventilation. You can easily understand that by looking at the space leftover between surrounding buildings. To verify all these, of course, look at the RAJUK approved plan of your building as well as your apartment.
CRACKS, DAMPS, AND MOLDS ON THE WALLS
When an apartment is poorly built, either for the plan or the construction materials, it will develop cracks over time. As the structure fails to hold the pressure, it tries to shift weight and hence creates cracks. Therefore, start checking for these as soon as entering the building. Look out on the staircases, then inside the apartment and thus go upwards. Also, check whether the walls have damps and molds or not. Usually, due to poor plaster or inferior plumbing materials, these occur on the walls. Therefore, it is an indication of the quality of the construction as well as the materials. These might vary based on apartment floors.
ARE THE MAIN COLUMNS ALIGNED?
If the apartment building is relatively new, most likely it will not have cracks or damps as they take time to develop. In that situation, you can check the quality of an apartment by looking at the alignment of the main columns. Cases might be that the beams are slightly diverted. Alternatively, the thickness of the beam might not be consistent. Isn’t that worrisome?
FOUNDATION/PILING OF THE BUILDING
This is, to be honest, is the backbone of the whole building and thus your apartment. Therefore, you should understand and check the foundation plan with importance. Know about the diameter, depth and the thickness of the pillars used in foundation. The depth of the foundation varies with the gross bearing capacity of the soil, angle of repose of the soil and density of the soil. In this circumstance, it’s wiser to have an expert on your side.
ASK THE DEVELOPERS TO ENSURE QUALITY OF AN APARTMENT
Lastly, ask the developers straight away and speak your mind. Since you would not be able to check the construction materials used, they are your only source. You would get a rough idea of the quality of the materials and so the quality of an apartment. If you are not buying from developers, the most recent owners are your next choice. The questions should encounter your mind when you confront the respective developer are as follows.
Grade of Steel Bars
Concrete Mix Stone
And Brick Chips Used.
SAFETY FIRST IS SAFETY ALWAYS FOR A QUALITY APARTMENT
Talk about Bangladesh; in recent time, we are facing hazards like earthquake, fire explosions, frequent thunderstorms regarding building structures and ending up causing substantial damages. The type of soil and geographical position of our country are very much prone to earthquakes. Furthermore, you need to inquire about the ignition sources that elicits big fire explosions. You might want to inspect the following ignite sources –
Combustion engines, open fire, hot surfaces, welding sputters
Short circuits, electric arcs, electromagnetic radiation, lightning, electrostatic, heat developed by currents
Friction, ultrasound, compression, sparks from tools, grinding
Spontaneous heating or igniting, catalytic reactions, accelerating exothermic reactions
Do all these seem too much to consider at the same time? Well, you can always leave them to professionals and get access to pre-checked apartments ready for your purchase. Bproperty sales individuals always ensure quality before they finalize the purchase terms. Therefore, you are getting 2 in 1 service from one single expert.That is how Bproperty ensures you get the right property and we satisfy customers, every time!