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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 […]

1306, 2016

Galvanized and Zinc roof sheeting & flashing’s

June 13th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Galvanized and Zinc roof sheeting & flashing’s

Corrosion has occurred between the galvanized & zinc roof sheeting and flashing’s of this central suburb house, roof.

When replacing metal roof sheeting or flashing’s, always replace them with the same product to avoid corrosion between them, never a mixture, unless there is a gap between them.

606, 2016

Roof truss problems

June 6th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

As you can see in the photos the roof truss gang nails (securing’s that hold the truss together) are coming away from the timber members (chords). This is very Dangerous and could lead to collapse of the tiled roof at any time and cause serious injury or fatality to anyone below.

Fortunately for the owner the problem was […]

3005, 2016

Roof access & problem

May 30th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof access & problem

How would you be if your inspector did not get on the roof of this house. I’m sure you would want to know about the roof condition! This roof could not be accessed or assessed from the inside due to being a cathedral ceiling. Don’t be conned by inspectors that claim they can check out […]

2305, 2016

Sagging gable overhang

May 23rd, 2016|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Sagging gable overhang

Not a recommended method of roof construction. The gable overhang extends past the external wall forming the eaves. The reason for sagging is due to the offset of the outriggers, with the gable overhang being too great. A preferred method would have been with the first truss being lower so the outriggers could have extended […]