Drainage

1601, 2017

New house drainage problems

January 16th, 2017|Drainage, New house problems|Comments Off on New house drainage problems

New house drainage problems. Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, Building Inspections Brisbane.

A newly built large house in a inner city suburb of Brisbane. As you can see the steps lack railings (for safety) they also lead down from both sides to a paved area with less than 60 mm between levels of the outside and inside with […]

1710, 2016

Garage-subfloor conversion

October 17th, 2016|Drainage, Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Garage-subfloor conversion

Garage-subfloor conversion problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

All of the lower floor area of this large western suburb house had been converted from a garage-storage to a habitable area.

Water has seeped through the walls, rising damp has occurred from the slab, ceiling heights are too low […]

1010, 2016

Rising damp in converted garage

October 10th, 2016|Drainage, Garage conversions, Rising Damp, Termites|Comments Off on Rising damp in converted garage

Rising damp in converted garage, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Rising damp is not only obvious in this photo, but the moisture meter readings were considerably higher than what would be considered normal levels. This can cause deterioration to timber, likely to attract termites and can cause […]

2609, 2016

Drainage problem

September 26th, 2016|Drainage, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Drainage problem

Drainage problem, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Carina area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Water has ponded around these steel supporting columns causing rust. Some require replacing where they are significantly rusted, this can be costly.

Ground levels to the perimeter of […]

1611, 2015

Using correct product

November 16th, 2015|Concrete cancer (spalling), Drainage, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Using correct product

Using correct product. Some recommendations by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

These concrete stumps were only replaced about 4 years previous to when these photos were taken. A combination of water entry, ponding of water, rising damp, salts in the soil and most importantly, the concrete stumps were not the right type […]

1307, 2015

Fractured concrete stumps

July 13th, 2015|Concrete cancer (spalling), Drainage, Fractured concrete stumps|Comments Off on Fractured concrete stumps

Fractured concrete stumps, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Photos of significantly fractured concrete stumps due to inadequate drainage causing water entry and ponding of water to sub-floor area of this house in the Camp […]