Retaining wall problems

1311, 2017

Pre-sale report Case study 3

November 13th, 2017|Flooding, High-set vs 2 storey house, Old building falacies, Pre-sale report, Retaining wall problems, Rising Damp, Roof Problems, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Tips for sellers, Unsuitable veranda floor|Comments Off on Pre-sale report Case study 3

Pre-sale report Case study 3, carried by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service on a house in Fig Tree Pocket, a south west suburb of Brisbane.

A recent pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer house in the western suburbs with serious seepage and rising damp problems also movement of retaining […]

210, 2017

Retaining wall movement

October 2nd, 2017|Retaining wall problems, Stump Movement, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Movement of this sub-floor retaining wall (at street level) is causing pressure against the supporting stumps and the house to move considerably. Rectification and replacement […]

105, 2017

Retaining wall movement

May 1st, 2017|Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Arana Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These retaining walls have moved and would need a large amount of money to remove and replace. Due to limited access with machinery. Therefore replacing […]

1302, 2017

Retaining walls

February 13th, 2017|Importance of photos & access, Retaining wall problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls

Problems identified with retaining walls in a recent building inspection carried out in the Ferny Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Another client saved from costly replacing of retaining walls by Peter Weddell!

These photos show why it is important for your inspector to access common […]

2410, 2016

New retaining walls

October 24th, 2016|Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on New retaining walls

New retaining walls. Problem identified in a recent building inspection, carried out in the Mitchelton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Recently inspected new property in the northern suburbs.

Builders will often terrace the land to avoid the addition cost of constructing a retaining wall over 1 metre in height. As […]

1508, 2016

Unsuitable retaining walls

August 15th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Unsuitable retaining walls

Unsuitable retaining walls. Problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

These types of retaining walls are not suitable for retaining large volumes of soil.

Always check with the manufacturers specifications before building retaining walls using pre-made forms.

Bear in mind also that retaining walls over 1 metre in height  must […]