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2507, 2016

Leaking from bathroom

July 25th, 2016|Bathroom|Comments Off on Leaking from bathroom

Rotting to bathroom floor of a house in the eastern suburbs.

 

1807, 2016

Roof leaking points

July 18th, 2016|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof leaking points

Lack of tray fitted within the brick chimney (during construction). Flashing must also extend up and behind a tray. Bricks are porous and will allow seepage over extended periods of rain to the building interior and possibly cause rotting of timber also ceiling linings.

Down-pipe spreaders, due to concentration of water.

Valleys often leak in a heavy […]

1107, 2016

New house, drainage problem

July 11th, 2016|Drainage, New house problems|Comments Off on New house, drainage problem

 

A newly built large house in the inner city area.

As you can see the steps lack railings (for safety) they also lead down from both sides to a paved area with less than 60mm between levels of the outside and inside with an inadequate drain. This unfortunately allowed water entry to the lower living […]

407, 2016

Dangerous fitting of a rola-door

July 4th, 2016|Dangerous structures|Comments Off on Dangerous fitting of a rola-door

What were they thinking?

The bottom chords (horizontal member) of the roof trusses have been checked out to accommodate the rola-door track above this garage. This has significantly weakened the roof structure which could have allowed the tiled roof to collapse at any time.  This problem was brought to the attention of the seller and fixed […]

2706, 2016

Undersize box gutter

June 27th, 2016|Guttering, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Undersize box gutter

Under size box gutter with insufficient width and depth, lack of relief holes also securing through lower section of the gutter. The roof is also too short, must have appropriate extension into the gutter. Sealant to the sheeting and flashing’s also rotting of the ceiling linings below indicate the gutter has leaked or overflowed consistently. […]

2006, 2016

Problem with pool equipment near brick walls

June 20th, 2016|Pool|Comments Off on Problem with pool equipment near brick walls

This is what damage leaking pool equipment can cause to brickwork. Although this is not likely to cause structural damage, it is not good, especially when trying to sell your house.

When having your pool equipment fitted by an expert, ensure that it is fitted at a reasonable from any brickwork to avoid this happening. If […]