Rusting columns from design fault
Rusting columns from design fault. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.
Rusting column within slab to corner of a sub-floor extension.
Problems with columns rusting from faulty design:
- Rust has occurred to columns within the slab edges.
- This will cause cracking of the slab as further rusting occurs.
- Likely to allow potential termite access to the house.
Effective termite barriers cannot be fitted with this method of construction.
The problem of rusted columns can easily be overcome during construction. With a little bit more thought going into the process and with minimal additional cost. Although this is very common building practice, it should be outlawed!
Some information that may be of use
QBCC Standards & Tolerances Guide
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