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, not during the alterations, as would be required. The house was being sold as a 2 storey 5 bedroom, […]
Typical high-set house
The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and double brick walls (no cavity) of high-set houses. These problems are the reasons why high-set houses are not suitable for conversion to habitable areas and the brick walls must not be covered with any type of material. Purpose built two […]
These photos show why the outside soil paving levels must be maintained at the proper levels, below any timber and steel of the sub-floor area of a building. Because they are too high it is allowing seepage to cause rotting to timber and rusting of the steel bearer.
You can see by water stains to this […]
Here are photos of a recent inspection of a common area of a multi-storey unit block in the western suburbs. The underground garages have a concrete slab above them with no/or inadequate waterproofing and soil placed over the concrete. Seepage is occurring through the concrete causing deterioration, this will eventually cause concrete cancer, otherwise known […]