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Issues with Houses

An inspection can turn up some interesting issues with a property that if left unchecked can result in an expensive repair.

 

Have a look at the photos below for a few insights

 

water damaged eave found during pre purchase building inspection

This mark found on the underside of an eave turned out to be a water leak through a damaged flashing on the roof.

Cracked roof tiles found during pre purchase building inspection

Cracked tiles on a roof left unrepaired can result in serious water damaged to your ceiling.

Damaged lead flashing found during pre purchase building inspection

This lead roof flashing has some rather large tears in it due to a degradation of the flashing through age and exposure.

 

This will result in water ingress into the roof space during rain.

Damaged ridge capping mortar found during pre purchase building inspection

Damaged ridge capping mortar can allow for water ingress and pests to enter into the roof space

Rusty Roof Valley gutter found during pre purchase building inspection

Rust starting to appear in the roof valleys.

 

It?s important to ensure that there is no build-up of vegetation in the valleys.

 

Check them regularly

Termite Damaged wall investigated after pre purchase building and timber pest inspection

Here is massive termite damage in the wall cavity.

 

This house had regular Pest inspections and this is what resulted in a 6 month period between inspections.

 

The resulting repair required the complete removal and replacement of all wall linings, timber framing and skirting boards.

Water damaged floor boards found during pre purchase building inspection

Water damage to the floor boards as well as termite damage

Termite damaged house discovered during a building and timber pest inspection

Even although this picture looks like a new house build it wasn't.

 

It was actual a rebuild after the house had been severely damaged by termites.

 

The only components of the house that didn?t need replacing where most of the bearers a few hard wood timber studs around the fire place and a tiny double brick toilet in the centre of the original house.

 

The owner had to pay for the full reconstruction of his home out of his own pocket.