Unsuitable flooring for use on Verandahs.

Verandahs with flooring that is unsuitable for outdoor use. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS

Unsuitable tongue and grove flooring used on verandahs

Flooring ends show tongue and groove flooring, used on this exposed verandah.

Tongue & groove unsuitable flooring for exposed verandahs

Tongue and groove flooring on a verandah causing seepage and rot.

Unsuitable tongue and groove flooring used on verandahs. Important points:

  • Tongue and groove flooring is unsuitable for use in areas that are exposed to the weather.
  • The flooring must be replaced with appropriate material with gaps, which does not allow the water to be trapped.
  • It is preferable to fit a waterproof membrane between the flooring and top of the floor joists, before fitting and securing.

Exposed verandahs, decks and railings must be periodically checked and maintained to avoid potential for collapsing!

Related information that may assist you.

QBCC verandah-balcony-deck inspection guide

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