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2205, 2017

Seepage through balcony slabs above units

May 22nd, 2017|Importance of photos & access, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units

Seepage through balcony slabs above units identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Coorparoo area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them from lack of appropriate water-proofing […]

1505, 2017

New house fault

May 15th, 2017|New house faults|Comments Off on New house fault

New house fault. Insufficient flashing’s around windows, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing’s around openings and rely too much on sealants.

Sealants will deteriorate […]

905, 2017

Illegal structure

May 9th, 2017|Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structure

Illegal structure identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Wynnum area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Fact is, that too many Illegal structures have been built in Queensland, this does not make it acceptable.

If ignored it can affect your resale also your insurer […]

105, 2017

Retaining wall movement

May 1st, 2017|Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Arana Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These retaining walls have moved and would need a large amount of money to remove and replace. Due to limited access with machinery. Therefore replacing […]

2404, 2017

Stump movement

April 24th, 2017|Stump Movement|Comments Off on Stump movement

A recent house inspection carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, resulted in the following. The following are some examples of stumps with packing fitted to their tops, due to stump movement. 
Packing is usually fitted due to stump movement (that has occurred since the house was originally constructed) or incorrect fitting of the stumps. The latter […]

1704, 2017

Roof truss problems

April 17th, 2017|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

Roof truss problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Ferny Grove area, a       Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These roof trusses are sagging considerably also with dislodged gang-nails (securings to joints between the web member and the top chord of […]