1 06, 2021

Seepage above unit garage

2021-07-09T08:58:17+10:00June 1st, 2021|Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage above unit garage

Garage of unit with seepage through slab above garages, of a unit complex in St Lucia, West of Brisbane, Seepage above unit garage, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Photos of a recent inspection to a common area of a multi-storey unit complex [...]

1 03, 2021

Building construction fault to Yeronga Unit Complex

2021-06-28T16:41:22+10:00March 1st, 2021|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Building construction fault to Yeronga Unit Complex

Building construction fault to Yeronga Unit Complex. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Poor construction: Here are photos of what an unprofessional construction looks like. Since the building was constructed the soil has eroded away exposing the lack of proper support below the footings [...]

1 03, 2021

Movement of unit complex in Hamilton

2021-06-28T16:45:28+10:00March 1st, 2021|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Movement of unit complex in Hamilton

Movement of unit complex in Hamilton, a North East suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Undulation to exterior of this unit building caused by movement. Any building inspector that is not prepared to look at the building exterior would miss [...]

2 07, 2020

Balconies with concrete cancer

2021-07-01T07:28:59+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling), Unit problems|Comments Off on Balconies with concrete cancer

Apartment balconies with concrete cancer, in St Lucia, South of Brisbane. Balconies with concrete cancer. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Common causes: Seepage through the concrete to the steel reinforcing causing concrete cancer (spalling). Reinforcing being too close to concrete surface or [...]

2 07, 2020

Foundation movement in townhouses

2021-06-29T06:06:43+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Foundation movement in townhouses

Townhouses with movement of their foundations, How foundation movement in townhouses can be overlooked by building inspectors, if they are not prepared to look at the building exterior. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Here is movement of a brick pier was taken [...]

2 07, 2020

Flooding of an apartment garage

2021-06-29T16:45:53+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Drainage problems, Flooding & effects, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Flooding of an apartment garage

Garage of an apartment, flooding. Flooding of an apartment garage. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  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 area, making [...]

2 07, 2020

New apartment with illegal bedroom

2021-07-03T07:41:18+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on New apartment with illegal bedroom

Illegal bedroom in a new apartment. In New Farm, an inner City suburb of Brisbane. New apartment with illegal bedroom. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  Ceiling height being too low and not complying with building code requirements. No fixed ventilation from exterior [...]

2 07, 2020

Seepage through slab above units

2021-07-03T07:54:49+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through slab above units

Seepage through slabs to ceilings of units below, in Coorparoo, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, Seepage through slab above units. Identified By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Seepage problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slab above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors [...]

2 07, 2020

Non-compliant apartment

2021-07-03T08:00:16+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Illegal structures, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non-compliant apartment

Apartment that was non-compliant for living use, in Clayfield, a northern suburb of Brisbane Non-compliant apartment. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. This unit was advertised as having a self contained unit below it. The seller and agent failed to mention the following in [...]

2 07, 2020

Water entry to an apartment

2021-07-03T08:08:35+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Water entry to an apartment

Water entry from balcony to an apartment,  in Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Water entry to apartment from balcony. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow [...]

2 07, 2020

Defects with apartment balcony

2021-07-04T08:21:13+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Unit problems|Comments Off on Defects with apartment balcony

Defects with balcony of an apartment, in St Lucia, a South West suburb of Brisbane, Defects with apartment balcony. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Poor design defect: The balcony slab height is higher than the apartment interior slab which will allow direct water [...]

2 07, 2020

Apartments with footing movement

2021-07-04T08:22:27+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Apartments with footing movement

Footing movement with apartments, in Bulimba Apartments with footing movement. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  Cracks to back wall of this block of units from footing movement. Other inspectors don't look at the exterior of an apartment building or common property, even [...]

2 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

2021-07-04T08:49:48+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, Poor methods of construction, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

Rising damp & seepage to an new apartment, in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane Rising damp & seepage in a apartment. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  Problem: High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new apartment built [...]

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