Before investing in your dream house, it is crucial to carry out a quality check on the construction quality and a host of other safety features. A slightly watchful eye is all that it takes to ensure your safety! For instance, seepage or peeling walls is not a good sign. Besides, it is also essential to check the quality of the lifts, whether the building is earthquake-resistant and has all the precautions to prevent the outbreak of fire.
Below is a checklist of some basic features that must be checked to ensure the safety of an apartment:
Assess the quality of the cement mix: The strength of the concrete mix forms the foundation of the load-bearing capability of the building. A self-check of hammering a nail into the wall exposes the power of the mix. If the nail drives in quickly, the concrete is not strong to bear any substantial impact.
Determine the soil quality: Black cotton soil and clay-rich soils are not recommended for high-rise buildings. The stability of the soil is crucial for its strength and durability. Therefore a soil test becomes an important safety measure.
Examine the plaster coating: Poor plaster coating may indicate water seepage or inferior quality materials that may have been used to construct the building. Looking for cracks in walls and corners is the easy way to point out and rectify these flaws in construction.
Monitor the wall thickness: The wall thickness of the property should physically match the figure listed in the sale deed. Knocking with knuckles can give away false wood walls that might affect the strength of the building.
Check the quality of fittings and fixtures: Checking the electric and water fittings are always prudent. Any water leakage or open circuits should be reported since they can be life-threatening. Anti-skid floors and premium quality bathroom fittings and sanitary wares are also essential for a safe and healthy home.
Be aware of the rules
Any new buyer must be aware that Section 14 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, states that the promoter’s responsibility is to rectify any structural defect within five years to ensure the construction quality is not compromised. So it is always prudent to bring any “flaws” to the developer’s notice for the sake of your safety!
Arrjavv: Safety first
As one of the leading real estate developers in eastern India, Arrjavv thrives on the safety of its patrons as one of its top-most priorities. Thus the Group leaves no stones unturned to ensure the well-being of all the inhabitants in all their residential projects built in prime locations in Kolkata and across the State. To maintain brand value, all their homes adhere to the building laws in place and ensure quality amenities such as sustainable quality of construction, ergonomic designs, and state-of-the-art fittings for washrooms and kitchens, including tiles and other flooring materials. No wonder the number of happy customers for this Group is steadily increasing!