rising damp

1 07, 2021

Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

2021-11-25T17:29:48+10:00July 1st, 2021|Drainage problems, Garage conversions to living areas|Comments Off on Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

Seepage and rising damp in converted garages. Learn why converted garages-seepage and rising damp are not a good mix. Also the reasons why garages cannot be practically transformed into living areas without creating significant problems. QBIS. Serious problems that will occur from rising damp in a converted garage. Will cause rotting of timber. [...]

1 07, 2021

High-set house defects

2021-11-26T11:58:20+10:00July 1st, 2021|High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on High-set house defects

High-set houses and why they cannot be effectively converted to 2 storey without creating serious problems. Conversion of high-set house and defects they iccur. QBIS. Slab of a high-set house with high moisture meter readings. Rising damp most likely from lack of a plastic membrane below the slab. Moisture meter readings where much [...]

1 07, 2021

Non-legal living rooms

2021-11-26T12:16:42+10:00July 1st, 2021|Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-legal living rooms

Misleading advertising of Granny flat not suitable for living use. Non-legal living rooms. Ceiling height of sub-floor granny flat was 250mm below building code requirement of 2.4metres for a habitable area. The prospective buyer was mislead into believing he could rent out a non-legal living area to help pay off the mortgage. Without spending [...]

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

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 [...]

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