Cover-ups!

3 01, 2020

Unit movement-Bulimba

2020-02-24T07:12:12+10:00January 3rd, 2020|Building movement, Cover-ups!, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit movement-Bulimba

Unit movement-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Movement to rear external brick wall of a unit block. Other inspectors don't look at the exterior of the building or common property, even where it is easily accessible. This can prove to be a costly mistake for [...]

1 01, 2020

Leaking roof’s that have been painted over

2020-02-01T08:56:24+10:00January 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!, Roof leaking, Roof Problems, Roof tile coating problems|Comments Off on Leaking roof’s that have been painted over

Leaking roof's that have been painted over, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Peeling of coating: This roof was only coated three months before the photo was taken ! More peeling, different roof. Cover-up: Roof painted over rusting roof sheeting. Rot to roof structure: Damage to roof truss of a valley [...]

1 01, 2020

Coverups-Roofs

2020-02-21T18:33:12+10:00January 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!|Comments Off on Coverups-Roofs

Coverups-Roofs, exposed in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The photo above not only shows paint over rusted roof sheeting but also an improperly fitted roof sheet with its side lap facing up. Side overlaps of roof sheeting must face down into the corrugation of the [...]

1 01, 2020

External wall cladding cover-up

2020-01-18T15:05:26+10:00January 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!|Comments Off on External wall cladding cover-up

External wall cladding cover-up, in the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Be aware that cladding was often fitted to cover rotten or termite damaged timber walls, external and internal.   Cover-up: Often potential buyers are misled by the seller or agent into believing [...]

1 11, 2019

Rusted columns-Middle Park

2020-02-18T05:33:53+10:00November 1st, 2019|Cover-ups!, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusted columns-Middle Park

Rusted columns-Middle Park, a Western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Problem: Additional concrete has been poured over rusted sections of these steel columns. This is not a good idea, further rusting of the columns is causing the concrete to crack (from corners of the columns) Preferable rectification: Remove [...]