Seepage

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

Seepage through a balcony

2020-01-18T08:09:29+10:00January 1st, 2020|Deck & veranda problems, Design faults, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage through a balcony

Seepage through a balcony, in the Sunnybank Hills area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane Identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Seepage has occurred through this exposed balcony to a living area below, causing damage and sagging to the ceiling lining. Two alternatives of rectification: [...]

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 falacies, 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 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

2020-01-17T16:25:43+10:00November 1st, 2019|Disclosure importance, Non compliant, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Stump Movement, Sub-floor structure components|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

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

Seepage problems

2019-12-28T07:20:17+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage problems

Seepage problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the St Lucia area, a  Western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here are photos of a recent inspection of a common area of a multi-storey unit block in the western suburbs. The underground garages have a concrete [...]

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

Seepage-new unit

2020-01-17T14:37:45+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-new unit

Seepage-new unit, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new unit built into an embankment with two sides of the unit being below ground level. The readings [...]

30 10, 2019

Rising damp-seepage

2019-12-30T07:52:45+10:00October 30th, 2019|Rising Damp, Seepage, Understated Inspection Reports|0 Comments

Rising damp-seepage, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Auchenflower area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The following problems were not identified in a previous inspectors report. Their ommisions denied the buyer the opportunity to renegotiate for compensation of rectification costs or to [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage causing damage to concrete

2020-01-19T06:43:36+10:00October 30th, 2019|Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage causing damage to concrete

Seepage causing damage to concrete, in the Fortitude Valley an inner City suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Seepage through paving is causing deterioration of concrete of the sub-floor area below. Although not significant at this stage it will continue and can become costly to rectify the longer [...]

9 09, 2019

Seepage problems

2020-01-02T06:11:30+10:00September 9th, 2019|Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage problems

Seepage problems, in Pullenvale a Western suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problem: These photos show why the outside soil paving levels must be maintained at the proper levels, at below any timber and steel of the sub-floor area of a building. Cause: With the perimeter [...]