Rising Damp

603, 2017

High-set house problems

March 6th, 2017|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

High-set house problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Aspley area, a       Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Undulation of the upper level external walls at the stump level indicating movement.

The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor […]

711, 2016

Rising damp-seepage

November 7th, 2016|Before employing an inspector, Rising Damp, Seepage, Understated Inspection Reports|0 Comments

Rising damp-seepage, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Auchenflower area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These problems that were not identified in a previous inspectors report. The costs of rectification were high and incurred by the buyer.  

The following suggestions have been compiled […]

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-converted garage

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

Rising damp-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 health problems […]

1909, 2016

Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate ventilation

September 19th, 2016|Dry rot, Rising Damp, Ventilation|Comments Off on Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate ventilation

Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate ventilation, problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Cannon Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate ventilation. Ground clearance and rising damp causing dry rot to sub-floor timber of a 1950’s cavity brick house. Rust marks […]

3005, 2016

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

May 30th, 2016|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Sagging roofs, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house. Recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service

Inspection recently carried out on a high-set house that was supposedly converted to a 2 storey house. The house had been inspected by a certifier only once, on completion of alterations to the lower floor area, […]