Drainage issues

2 01, 2020

Drainage problems with new house-West End

2020-02-22T08:42:01+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Drainage issues, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage problems with new house-West End

Drainage problems with new house-West End, a nearby suburb of Brisbane. Drainage issues became a reality soon after the buyers shifted into this newly built house. After they were pre-warned, by Peter Weddell in his inspection report. Problems: Paved area with less than 50 mm between levels of the outside and inside with inadequate drainage. Water [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage illegal conversion-Pullenvale

2020-02-26T06:09:50+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on Garage illegal conversion-Pullenvale

Garage illegal conversion-Pullenvale, a western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Non-compliant: Ceiling height of this previous garage converted to a living area was well under the requirement of 2.4 metres as required by Council. Moisture meter readings: Showing red and wet indicators with reading of 305. [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp-converted garage-Paddington

2020-02-26T06:11:11+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved|Comments Off on Rising damp-converted garage-Paddington

Rising damp-converted garage-Paddington, a western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Evidence of rising damp causing the carpet to rot: Not only obvious in this photo, but the moisture meter readings were higher than what would be considered normal levels. Rising damp can cause deterioration to [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage-drainage-flood problems-Unit in Yeerongpilly

2020-02-29T09:45:41+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Flooding, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-drainage-flood problems-Unit in Yeerongpilly

Seepage-drainage-flood problems-Unit in Yeerongpilly, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Identified in a independent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Inadequate drainage: The sub-floor level of this unit building was below the ground levels on all four sides also below the flood level in the area, making it reliant [...]

1 01, 2020

Rusted supporting columns-Brisbane

2020-02-18T05:31:19+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusted supporting columns-Brisbane

Rusted supporting columns-Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Another supporting steel column that has rusted way beyond repair. Footings must extend at least 100 mm above the soil level, this is a building code of Australia requirement. Water has accumulated around the base of this steel column causing significant rusting. Significantly [...]

1 01, 2020

Concrete stumps fracturing, Camp Hill

2020-02-12T07:34:37+10:00January 1st, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling), Concrete stumps fracturing, Drainage issues|Comments Off on Concrete stumps fracturing, Camp Hill

Concrete stumps fracturing, Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Building Inspections Brisbane. Severely fractured concete stump: Significantly fracturing of concrete stumps due to inadequate drainage causing water entry and ponding of water to sub-floor area of this house in the Camp Hill area. [...]

1 01, 2020

Drainage problems in Carina

2020-02-04T06:06:59+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Drainage problems in Carina

Drainage problems in Carina, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Ponding of water causing rust around the bases of these steel columns that are supporting this house. This has affected their structural ability in supporting the house, requiring replacing of the columns. Inappropriate footing to soil level: [...]