Drainage issues

3 11, 2019

Garage-subfloor conversion

2020-01-05T09:49:32+10:00November 3rd, 2019|Drainage issues, Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Garage-subfloor conversion

Garage-subfloor conversion, in the Pullenvale area, 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 [...]

1 11, 2019

Rusted columns, part 1

2020-01-05T16:53:00+10:00November 1st, 2019|Drainage issues, New house problems, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusted columns, part 1

Rusted columns, part 1, in the Wynnum area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problems: The soil level under this house was lower in parts than the outside levels allowing water to pond around the column bases causing rising damp to rust the column bases. [...]

30 10, 2019

Rising damp-converted garage

2020-01-08T05:47:08+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, Garage conversions, Rising Damp, Termites|Comments Off on Rising damp-converted garage

Rising damp-converted garage, in the Paddington area, an western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Evidence of rising damp: 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 timber, [...]

30 10, 2019

Drainage problem

2020-01-08T05:52:32+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Drainage problem

Drainage problem, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Carina area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Water has ponded around the bases of these steel columns that are supporting a house causing rust that has affected their structural integrity. Some require replacing where [...]

30 10, 2019

Rusted supporting columns

2019-12-26T06:26:39+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusted supporting columns

Rusted supporting columns, from lack of appropriate drainage, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Fractured concrete stumps

2019-12-27T06:20:35+10:00October 30th, 2019|Concrete cancer (spalling), Concrete stumps fracturing, Drainage issues|Comments Off on Fractured concrete stumps

Fractured concrete stumps, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Building Inspections Brisbane. Problem: Significantly fracturing of concrete stumps due to inadequate drainage causing water entry and ponding of water to sub-floor area of [...]

30 10, 2019

Flooding, seepage and drainage problems

2019-12-24T17:03:42+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, Flooding, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Flooding, seepage and drainage problems

Flooding, seepage and drainage problems, identified in a independent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Yeerongpilly, a Southern suburb of Brisbane 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

New house drainage problems

2020-01-03T19:21:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, New house problems|Comments Off on New house drainage problems

New house drainage problems, became a reality for owners of this new property in the West End area. A newly built large house in a inner city suburb of Brisbane. Problems: Lack of railings to side of the steps (for safety) Paved area with less than 50 mm between levels of the outside and inside [...]

9 09, 2019

Using correct product

2020-01-03T19:02:42+10:00September 9th, 2019|Concrete cancer (spalling), Drainage issues, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Using correct product

Using correct product. Some recommendations by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Concrete stumps replaced approximately 4 years ago. A combination of water entry, ponding of water, rising damp, salts in the soil and most importantly, the concrete stumps were not the correct material to use in this particular circumstance. Either steel [...]