Unit problems

1209, 2016

Seepage through balcony slabs above units

September 12th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units

Problems with a recently inspected relatively new unit in the eastern suburbs.

Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them from lack of appropriate water-proofing of the balcony slabs before the tiles were laid over them. Apart from being an ongoing annoyance to owners/tenants, seepage may […]

108, 2016

Retaining walls

August 1st, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Retaining wall problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls


This is why it is important for your inspector to access common property areas of a unit complex. These are photos of a very high boundary rock retaining wall that has moved significantly and is highly likely to continue to move. The wall is not likely to have been appropriately engineered, reinforced or Council […]

2501, 2016

Unit & building movement

January 25th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit & building movement


Building inspection of unit in northern suburb.

Undulation of external walls from movement also causing cracks to internal brick walls of the unit also undulation of the unit slab.


1406, 2015

Unit movement

June 14th, 2015|Importance of photos & access, Movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit movement

Photos of partition fire wall between the units of a relatively newly built complex.

This movement would not have been picked up by anyone not prepared to climb fully into the roof area.


2105, 2015

Unit-balcony problem

May 21st, 2015|Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit-balcony problem

These photos show the balcony slab height as being higher than the interior slab which will allow direct water entry to the unit interior, even in light rain. What makes matters worse is the next photo of relief holes fitted in the brick walls (enclosing the balcony) are far too small and will not work […]