Rusting supporting columns

2803, 2016

Drainage problem

March 28th, 2016|Drainage, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Drainage problem

Ground levels to the perimeter of this house are higher than the sub-floor soil levels, this is allowing water to enter and pond to the sub-floor is causing rusting of the steel supports of the building. The street level is the same height as the sub-floor area, not allowing an effective drainage system to exit […]

2803, 2015

Rusting columns within slabs of a sub-floor extension

March 28th, 2015|New renovation problems, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusting columns within slabs of a sub-floor extension

 

Rusting has occurred to this column within the slab edge of a relatively new sub-floor extension. This can cause cracking of the slab and allow potential termite access to the house as effective termite barriers cannot be fitted. This is very common building practice, but should be outlawed. This can easily be overcome during construction […]

1403, 2015

Rusted supporting columns from lack of drainage

March 14th, 2015|Drainage, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusted supporting columns from lack of drainage

Rusted steel columns from water entry and ponding of water to sub-floor area of a house in the eastern suburbs. This shows the importance of drainage around a building. It is highly recommended replacing the columns with hot dipped galvanized columns with concrete mounds around their bases, they have a far greater life expectancy.

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