Every monsoon brings us, news about collapsing roofs and walls that flood us with worries about the quality and longevity of our homes. As a home buyer, you wouldn’t buy a home that’s placed in an unsafe building. Also, as a developer, you never want to compromise on the quality of your constructions and the dwellings you build.
Hyderabad continues to witness a boom in the demand for plots and homes. There has been a rise in the number of residential as well as commercial spaces that are now dotting the city and its suburbs. The real estate sector in the city of the Nawabs has recorded a smart recovery despite the pandemic in the last year, with the real estate segment especially outperforming others.
As the demand for housing and apartments in the city grows, it becomes imperative to ensure that the dwellings are of standard quality to ensure everyone’s safety. Besides, investing in property involves a significant amount of money, and it is, therefore, the prerogative of also the buyers to seek and analyse every minute detail that goes into the construction of their homes.
Here are a few tips which would help both developers and buyers gauge the quality of construction.
- Check soil quality:
The strength of your foundation is determined by the quality of the soil it is built on. Soil differs from region to region. Certain soil types do not support high-rise buildings, and if this isn’t assessed timely, the foundation can even collapse. The first step, therefore, is to check the characteristics of the ground soil on which the structure is built.
As buyers, don’t forget to demand a copy of the report and ensure that the foundation isn’t compromised.
- Ensure that the design of structure is verified:
The basic structural design of a building is a key aspect to consider while inspecting the quality of construction. The structure and accurate placement of walls, beams, columns, and roofs bring about the stability and strength of a building. They must be built to ensure maximum safety and rigidity to the building.
As a layman, it would be difficult to understand all of this, which is why home buyers should not hesitate to take expert third-party opinions on this aspect.
- Assess the concrete mix:
This is one of the most important parameters to the quality of construction. Make sure that the concrete mix is of good quality. The strength of the concrete mix used for construction determines the load-bearing capacity of the building. It is hence crucial to ensure that superior quality concrete is used in optimum ratio with sand for construction. Also, make sure the plaster is of standard thickness.
When buying a home, buyers can quickly assess the quality of concrete used by driving a nail into the wall. Knock on the walls to get an idea of their hollowness and width.
- Look out for Emergency exits, fire safety measures:
Safety and security are extremely important. These are the driving factors for the safety of dwellers and should be taken care of. Ensure that the emergency exits are easily accessible to all, robust fire safety measures are in place and aren’t compromised. Further, make sure that the elevators have power (DG) backup, are well maintained and if the building is earthquake resistant.
Buyers should make sure all these measures are intact when buying a home. Ask for a copy of the license and maintenance of the elevator as taken by the developer. Also, look out for the elevator ratio in the residential project.
- Check for leakages, seepages and cracks:
Cracks in walls are a big no! Similarly, blocked drains, leakages through walls, and water seeping through the floor led to faster aging of your construction. They also highlight other problems with the construction that cannot be overlooked.
Buyers should look around the property for cracks, and check whether the bathrooms have any existing leakages before buying.
A number of problems with construction can be avoided solely through observation and quality checks. Following these tips would ensure you have a safe home for your family.
At TMR Group, we make sure that quality lies central to our projects. We undertake timely steps to ensure you have a home that is your safe haven. The Phase-I of the project at Chegunta is already sold out and stands witness to this fact. Become a part of 50 acres of a gated community at TMR Green Meadows, Phase-II and build a safe home for your family. To book your plot today, or know more about TMR and our project, visit www.tmrinfra.com/projects/ongoing/green-meadows/green-meadows-plots-in-chegunta-hyderabad.html