Rising Damp

19 01, 2020

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

2020-01-19T06:30:30+10:00January 19th, 2020|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Sagging roofs, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house. Building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service This post highlights serious associated problems that often occur from this type of conversion.   Can the problems be economically rectified ? Definately not, without removing all of the lower floor and rebuilding! [...]

1 01, 2020

Fracturing of new concrete stumps

2020-01-24T17:30:09+10:00January 1st, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling), Drainage issues, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Fracturing of new concrete stumps

Fracturing of new concrete stumps, in the Wavell Heights area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane Some recommendations by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Concrete stumps that were replaced approximately 4 years ago. A combination of water entry, ponding of water, rising damp, salts in the soil and most importantly. These concrete [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage-subfloor conversion

2020-01-20T16:16:02+10:00January 1st, 2020|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 01, 2020

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 3

2020-01-18T10:51:57+10:00January 1st, 2020|Flooding, High-set vs 2 storey house, Old building fallacies, Pre-sale building inspections, Retaining wall problems, Rising Damp, Roof Problems, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections Case study 3

Pre-sale building inspections, Case study 3, in Fig Tree Pocket, a south west suburb of Brisbane. carried by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service on a house Examples of how a pre-sale inspection report by Peter Weddell can help current home owners, considerably. Pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp-converted garage

2020-01-20T19:04:36+10:00January 1st, 2020|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 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 [...]

1 11, 2019

High-set vs two storey house

2020-01-05T17:09:12+10:00November 1st, 2019|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set vs two storey house

High-set vs two storey house. Problems identified in building inspections around Brisbane, Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Typical high-set house Problems: The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and double brick walls (no cavity) of high-set houses. These problems are the reasons why [...]

1 11, 2019

Non-habitable sub-floor

2020-01-21T07:22:30+10:00November 1st, 2019|Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on Non-habitable sub-floor

Non-habitable sub-floor, in Kelvin Grove an inner city suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  The prospective buyer of this property was under the impression he could rent out the non-habitable sub-floor area of this heritage listed house to help pay off the mortgage. Without spending too much money [...]

30 10, 2019

Rising damp causing deterioration

2019-12-27T06:16:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp causing deterioration

Rising damp causing deterioration to edge of a garage slab in a relatively new house identified in the Springfield Lakes area 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage-rising damp

2019-12-24T16:49:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Poor construction methods, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage-rising damp

Seepage-rising damp problems, identified in a 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 into living area: Seepage and rising damp has occurred through this retaining wall located on two boundary sides of this property through to bedrooms of [...]

30 10, 2019

Rising damp problem

2019-12-24T17:19:24+10:00October 30th, 2019|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp problem

Rising damp problem, identified in inspection of a garage in a relatively new house carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in a Southern suburb of Brisbane, Sinnamon Park Moisture meter gauge: The moisture meter readings are higher than usual to edges of this garage slab. Readings should be around [...]

30 10, 2019

Salt damage brick walls

2019-12-30T18:57:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Salt damage brick walls

Salt damage brick walls, in the Chapel Hill area, 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

High-set house problems

2019-12-30T17:53:50+10:00October 30th, 2019|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

High-set house problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Aspley area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Undulation of the upper level external brick walls indicating footing movement. The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor area) as a [...]

30 10, 2019

Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate sub-floor ventilation

2020-01-18T10:01:50+10:00October 30th, 2019|Dry rot, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate sub-floor ventilation

Dry rot-rising damp-inadequate sub-floor ventilation, in the Cannon Hill area, 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 caused by inadequate sub-floor ventilation can cause serious health problems: Forming to [...]

30 10, 2019

Salt damaged bricks

2019-12-24T18:41:15+10:00October 30th, 2019|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Salt damaged bricks

Salt damaged bricks and mortar. Identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Mount Gravatt area, 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 [...]

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 [...]