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 […]
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 […]
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.