17 12, 2021

What if illegal plumbing has been identified during an inspection or search should I be worried?

2021-12-17T12:33:15+10:00December 17th, 2021||Comments Off on What if illegal plumbing has been identified during an inspection or search should I be worried?

Yes. Council authorities may consider illegal plumbing to be a health risk and do treat it seriously. Council may request you have the plumbing rectified by a qualified contractor or have it removed completely. Plumbing in Queensland, what an owner can and cannot do

17 12, 2021

Will movement of a retaining wall affect my house?

2021-12-17T11:38:16+10:00December 17th, 2021||Comments Off on Will movement of a retaining wall affect my house?

No. So long as your house has been built correctly with its own independent footings for support, or if the retaining wall has been purposely built to support any part of the house. There is, however, a chance of the retaining wall collapsing onto your house, depending upon how close to your house the wall [...]

17 12, 2021

Paving around the house has moved considerably, will this affect the house?

2021-12-17T11:35:29+10:00December 17th, 2021||Comments Off on Paving around the house has moved considerably, will this affect the house?

Definitely not! When the footings have been dug out and laid, loose soil is placed to fill the void and often the paving is then laid over the soil without it being compacted. This is a common occurrence and usually nothing for concern.

6 12, 2021

When should I be concerned about movement of paving?

2021-12-07T14:33:19+10:00December 6th, 2021||Comments Off on When should I be concerned about movement of paving?

When it moves to such a degree that it presents a safety hazard or if any plumbing pipes within it become damaged from the movement of the paving. Plumbing must always have appropriate clearance to allow for the movement of paving.

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