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Your defence against damp may be faulty

March 2, 2015
By Adam
Posted in Pre-Purchase Property Inspections
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Your defence against damp may be faulty

Paving around your home does a far bigger job than simply tidying up the look of the house.

Faulty paving is a frequent problem we encounter.

If it is incorrectly or poorly done, water can get through and work its way under the foundations.

Once in a home, dampness is an expensive problem.

The best way to avoid faulty paving is to insist the builder does it at the time of construction. This ensures it falls under the exacting eye of the building engineer and will be of the highest standard.

Doing it some time later to save money could result in a second rate job which may already be too late or in the future, your home could move and crack.

Likewise if you do it yourself.

While you might be pretty handy, it really does need a professional looking at the paving in immediate contact with your house.

Let them do the surrounds of the house and you put in any other paving around the lawn etc.

Remember paving next to the house is not decoration; it is defence.

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Defects found upon inspection that need addressing immediately
Safety hazards that require urgent attention
Major defects that require professional help due to extensive damage
Superficial defects that are classed as normal maintenance
Anything we feel is need for concern
Most Common Defects :
Dampness Issues
Termite Infestation
Fire Hazards
Poor External Surface Drainage
Damaged Roof Sheets Or Tiles
Safety Switches
Leaking Showers & Baths
Smoke Detectors
Major & Minor Wall Cracks
Subsiding Foundations
Defective Gutters
Decayed Boundary Fences
Tree Root Damage
Safety & Electrical Hazards
Bouncy & Uneven Floors
Leaking Hot Water Units
Non Compliant Downlight’s
Active Water Leaks
Salt Damp
Brick & Mortar Deterioration
Subfloor Ventilation
Damp Proof Course

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