Termites

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

Termite damage coverup

2019-12-24T08:38:22+10:00October 30th, 2019|Termites|0 Comments

Termite damage coverup, in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Access: Termite damage within this roof required physical access by the inspector as it could not be identified from the roof access hole and other areas were mostly covered by insulation. Very costly mistake! Many building [...]

30 10, 2019

Roof termite damage

2019-12-28T07:47:18+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Termites|Comments Off on Roof termite damage

Roof termite damage, identified in a building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Building Inspections Brisbane and Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Although these photos were taken in 2005 they are still relevant. Important: I do not claim to carry out pest inspections, as it is a specialized field. Make sure your pest inspection is [...]

30 10, 2019

Termites-treated timber

2019-12-24T18:52:41+10:00October 30th, 2019|Termites|Comments Off on Termites-treated timber

Termites-treated timber, courtesy of  Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Important to know: Unfortunately too many people seem to think that termites will not damage treated timbers and cypress pine. Some pest control operators also think the same way, how misinformed they are. Well think again! Here are just a few examples [...]

30 10, 2019

Termite damage disclosure

2019-12-24T11:12:13+10:00October 30th, 2019|Disclosure importance, Termites, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Termite damage disclosure

Termite damage disclosure. An important factor in helping the sale of this property go through smoothly, in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This shows the importance of seller and agent disclosure that helped this previously termite damaged house sale proceed. Without disclosure the contract [...]

30 10, 2019

Termite barriers-soil clearance importance

2019-12-24T12:10:33+10:00October 30th, 2019|Termites|Comments Off on Termite barriers-soil clearance importance

Termite barriers-soil clearance importance. Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These are photos of a large exposed deck and house without appropriate termite barriers and sufficient ground clearance, of a large, relatively new and expensive house in the Ormeau area. It would cost a substantial amount of [...]