Building Maintenance and Repair: Its Importance & How Dilapidation Survey Can Help

“In Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd, we provide one stop solution from scratch to hatch by providing dilapidation survey services and providing proposal to repair; and of course, we perform our repair services in-house. This will eventually lower down each profit center in the process from dilapidation survey to final repair services which can help your company to save cost. We adopted advanced technologies such as as 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), Infrared Thermographic Scanning, & Drone to help us in dilapidation survey. We have more than 30 years of experience in this industry. Therefore, choosing a qualified contractor that can assess and study the problem completely and recommend the best course of action is important.”

What is building repair and maintenance?

A commercial property is more than just a building and a piece of land. It is one of the investments that has the potential to generate revenue for many years. The type of building, the location of the building, as well as the condition and appearance of the structure, all affect the potential revenue that a commercial property can produce. You can definitely manage the building’s condition and appearance, even though you can’t always control the building’s location or its real design.

An easy and affordable method to safeguard your valued investment and secure its earning potential for years to come is to have regular building maintenance performed by a qualified and experienced contractor. Regular business cleaning and repair on the exterior and interior, goes beyond simple aesthetics to ensure that your commercial property is well-maintained and free from damage, expensive issues, and the need for ongoing repairs.

What are the benefits of maintenance and repair of buildings?

  1. Emergency repairs are more expensive than routine care
    You will always pay more when hiring a contractor or service expert to address an issue that has already arisen than you would have if the issue had been identified and addressed earlier, before it became an emergency. Even leaks can typically be repaired very cheaply if they are discovered early; but, once structural elements have been damaged by water, repairs become far more expensive.
  2. Regular maintenance reduces potential liability
    In the event that someone is hurt as a result of the damage, damaged buildings, pathways, parking lots, and even poorly maintained grounds all raise your liability. A well-kept building is also considerably less likely to be vandalised, especially if the grounds are well-kept, security lighting is installed, and it appears that someone is actively maintaining the structure as a whole.
  3. Budgeting for unexpected expenses is tough, but budgeting for planned maintenance is simple
    Although it is impossible to foresee when the next significant weather event or an emergency situation, buildings that have been well-maintained often sustain less damage than those that already have damage. A routine business maintenance schedule enables you to effectively and correctly budget for all of your maintenance requirements.
  4. A well-kept building conveys a favourable impression of your business
    It’s almost impossible to change first impressions. When a customer views your commercial property, they form an instant opinion about your management, professionalism and your overall attitude towards your business. A building that presents well and is cared for sends a very positive message about all three characteristics while a dirty, old or run-down-looking building can trigger a very negative first impression.

How dilapidation survey can help in building maintenance/repair?

  1. What is dilapidation survey?
    In Malaysia, a dilapidation survey is often referred to as a pre-construction condition survey (or sometimes called structural survey). Before beginning a demolition, construction, or development project, the specialist will conduct a “dilapidation survey” to assess the existing structural condition of of the surrounding buildings and structures. Cracks, settlement, movement, water seepage, spalling concrete, distortion, subsidence and other building defects will be documented in photographs together with notes.

    Any building defects that have developed (or were brought on by the construction activity) since the initial survey or following a construction will be highlighted by a post-construction condition survey.
  2. What is the purpose of a dilapidation survey?
    The goal of dilapidation surveys or pre-construction condition surveys is to provide a precise record of the buildings’ pre- and post-construction conditions. While it is not expected that neighboring construction will cause damage to any building, the survey is undertaken as a precautionary measure. In the event of a damage claim, the survey report prepared by a specialist will be helpful to building owners, contractors, and developers because it contains documented information about the property’s pre-construction condition.
  3. Which building types are examined in this survey?
    Landscape areas, commercial and residential properties, as well as municipal infrastructure, are the main types of buildings that are examined during the dilapidation survey.
  4. How drones can help in the dilapidation survey?
    The traditional approaches to property inspection come with a number of difficulties. These processes are expensive, time-consuming, and risky. Because of this, building businesses are currently searching for cutting-edge techniques to enhance the accuracy and simplicity of their survey. In the building and development sector, drone-based inspections have emerged as a new paradigm since they have greatly increased efficiency and data collecting quality while also accelerating speed and safety. Drones are being used to inspect a wide range of assets, including delivery, aerial photography, surveys, and asset inspection, among other things. They generate thorough and precise inspection data and reduce human error-causing blunders.

    Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd do provide drone-based inspection for building façade and roof. Kindly visit more details at
  5. How 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) can help in the dilapidation survey?
    Laser scans into a Building Information Model (BIM). It collects and documents valuable information in a consistent building database that serves as an accurate basis for engineering, design, and construction. Connecting this data to Facility Management operations eliminates operational risks and accelerates the building process. It allows facility managers and building owners to gain full control over their building services systems in an extremely timely, effective and accurate manner.
    • Can you imagine having hyper vision of all your building’s performance, characteristics, in-use data, maintenance schedules, etc?
    • Can you imagine being able to monitor everything from a single desktop and managing the building’s life cycle performance?

    Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd do provide 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) services for dilapidation survey. Kindly visit more details at
  6. How Infrared Thermographic Scanning can help in the dilapidation survey?
    The infrared camera can be used to identify location that cannot be seen using naked eye. It is used to detect hidden leaks in the building, such as moisture in an inner wall. In addition, infrared camera can provide the accurate or precise location of the damaged pipe and save the need to hack off the walls and floors which incur more cost to repair. The benefits of the infrared camera include: –
    • Detects moisture, dampness or leaking spots in flat roofs, ceilings, behind walls and under floors.
    • The result can be generated quickly.
    • Effective: The area/location can be identified quickly.
    • Efficient leak detection method: Minimize disruption and no damage to the building.

    Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd do provide Infrared Thermographic Scanning services for dilapidation survey. Kindly visit more details at


In Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd, we adopt advanced technologies such as 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), Infrared Thermographic Scanning, & Drone to assist us in providing the dilapidation survey. If you are in the search of a reliably building maintenance service provider in Malaysia, please do not hesitate to contact Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd if you require more information. Our team will be happy and glad to assist you.

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