Seepage

712, 2015

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

December 7th, 2015|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

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, […]

1709, 2015

High-set vs Two storey house

September 17th, 2015|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set vs Two storey house

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 […]

3007, 2015

Seepage

July 30th, 2015|Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage

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 […]

1405, 2015

Seepage problems

May 14th, 2015|Importance of photos & access, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage problems

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 […]