Rising Damp

2 07, 2021

Salt damage to brick walls

2021-11-24T14:54:42+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Salt damage to brick walls

Learn how salts and rising damp can cause damage to brick walls. Rising damp and salt causing damage to brick walls. Also learn how this serious fault can be fixed. QBIS. Rectification of damaged bricks, method 1: First locate matching bricks from a fence, barbeque or from another wall that could be replaced [...]

1 07, 2021

Unlicensed inspectors mistakes

2021-11-25T17:43:20+10:00July 1st, 2021|Drainage problems, Rising Damp, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Unlicensed inspectors mistakes

Costly omissions in building inspection reports by unlicensed inspectors. Unlicensed inspectors mistakes that have cost home buyers a lot of money. The above photo showing water under the house was not mentioned in a report carried by an unlicensed inspector working for a large building inspection company. Neither were the following faults. QBIS. [...]

2 07, 2020

Slab rising damp defect

2021-11-27T14:15:25+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Slab rising damp defect

Defect of rising damp to slab. Slab rising damp defect. QBIS. Moisture meter gauge: Although the moisture meter readings were only slightly higher than usual, this can be misleading if it has not rained for a while. There is a high probability that the readings may increase considerably in differing weather conditions. As you [...]

2 07, 2020

Salt damage to brick wall

2021-11-27T14:33:46+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Rising Damp|Comments Off on Salt damage to brick wall

Damage to brick wall from salt. Salt damage to brick wall. This can occur from the type of soil in the area. Also refer to my free information downloads regarding salt attack, for more information. QBIS. Causes of deterioration to mortar between bricks: This problem can also occur from rising damp and salts in [...]

2 07, 2020

Deterioration to concrete slab

2021-11-27T14:18:05+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Deterioration to concrete slab

Concrete slab edge deterioration. Deterioration to concrete slab. QBIS. Heavy pitting has also occured to the slab surface most likely caused by type of soil in the area. The plastic membrane is not likely to have been wrapped around edge of the slab far enough, within the wall cavity. This is a problem I [...]

2 07, 2020

Dry-rot from insufficient ventilation

2021-08-15T18:39:03+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Dry rot, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Dry-rot from insufficient ventilation

Insufficient ventilation causing dry-rot to sub-floor of house. Dry-rot from insufficient ventilation to sub-floor area. QBIS. Soil levels around the house were higher than the sub-floor level, allowing seepage and ponding of water. Mould is forming to the underside of flooring also to framing caused by inadequate sub-floor ventilation can cause serious health problems. [...]

2 07, 2020

Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

2021-08-15T19:04:44+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

Apartment with rising damp and seepage issue. Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment. Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this apartment property. QBIS. The walls where retaining soil were not  appropriately drained and waterproofed, during their construction. Access to rectify the problem could not be achieved [...]

31 10, 2019

Concrete slab deterioration

2021-08-15T19:25:19+10:00October 31st, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Concrete slab deterioration

Concrete slab deterioration. Deterioration to a concrete slab. QBIS. Rising damp to concrete slab edge of a new house causing deterioration. With closer observation you will see pitting of the concrete edge. Problems with rising damp and deterioration: If rising damp occurs to other slab edges where they are supporting timber walls. This can [...]

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