Rising Damp

1 01, 2020

Seepage & rising damp-Fortitude Valley

2020-02-29T09:46:58+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Poor construction methods, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage & rising damp-Fortitude Valley

Seepage & rising damp-Fortitude Valley, an inner suburb of Brisbane Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in the Fortitude Valley area, an inner suburb of Brisbane Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this property. The walls where retaining soil [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp salt damage-Chapel Hill

2020-02-26T06:18:07+10:00January 1st, 2020|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp salt damage-Chapel Hill

Rising damp salt damage-Chapel Hill, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Above photo shows significant deterioration to bricks of an external wall from rising damp and salts in the soil. Salt damage brick walls, examples. Significant deterioration of bricks to external walls of this house [...]

1 01, 2020

Dry rot, rising damp, inadequate ventilation-Cannon Hill

2020-02-23T08:13:25+10:00January 1st, 2020|Dry rot, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Dry rot, rising damp, inadequate ventilation-Cannon Hill

Dry rot, rising damp, inadequate ventilation-Cannon Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Soil levels around the house were higher than the sub-floor level, allowing seepage and ponding of water. Mould is forming to the underside of flooring also to framing caused by inadequate sub-floor ventilation can [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp problem in Sinnamon Park

2020-02-10T06:00:33+10:00January 1st, 2020|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp problem in Sinnamon Park

Rising damp problem in Sinnamon Park, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Moisture meter gauge: The moisture meter readings are higher than usual to edges of this garage slab. Readings should be around 80 with indicators showing green (left) and dry (right). Concrete deterioration: As you [...]

1 01, 2020

Salt damaged bricks-Mount Gravatt

2020-02-26T06:06:50+10:00January 1st, 2020|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Salt damaged bricks-Mount Gravatt

Salt damaged bricks-Mount Gravatt, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Salt damaged bricks can occur from the type of soil in the area. Also refer to my free information downloads regarding salt attack, for more information. Problems: Deterioration to mortar between the bricks can also occur [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp & deterioration-Springfield Lakes

2020-02-21T05:45:37+10:00January 1st, 2020|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp & deterioration-Springfield Lakes

Rising damp & deterioration-Springfield Lakes, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This may also cause rot to the lower wall frame (bottom plate) over time if a plastic membrane has not been fitted between them. If you look closely at the photo you will [...]

30 10, 2019

Concrete slab deterioration

2019-12-24T18:39:26+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Concrete slab deterioration

Concrete slab deterioration, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Springfield Lakes area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problem: Rising damp to concrete slab edge of a new house causing deterioration. Problem: Concrete slab deterioration to edge of a garage slab in [...]