Building Shockers

Home / Gallery / Building Shockers
Building Inspection Shocker – Football Blocking Downpipe

Football blocking downpipe .

Click To Enlarge

The damage that cellulose insulation can cause when a slow roof leak keeps wetting the insulation and absorbing the moisture until the weight of the insulation is so heavy, the ceiling drops down and makes a very large wet mess.

Building Inspection Shocker – Hole in Concrete Floor Under Existing Shower Tray – No Termite Protection or Vapour Protection

Hole under shower base for waste pipe with no termite protection.

Click To Enlarge

Shade sails fixed to brick veneer close to the top of the wall without any other structural fixing.  When the wind pulls hard on the sail, it will pull the brickwork down.

Click To Enlarge

Long term leaking shower rotting timber walls and timber framed hob.

Click To Enlarge

When your gutters start growing small trees you know you are overdue for a clean out.

Building Inspection Shocker – Gutter Stop End Not Fixed

Gutter stop end not fixed to gutter on new garage extension.

Building Inspection Shocker – Smoke Detector Relocated in Roof Void and Disconnected

Smoke detector moved into ceiling space and not working.

Building Inspection Shocker – Steel Post for Pergola Roof Installed in Middle of Tile Roof Valley

A steel post supporting new deck roof installed in middle of existing roof valley.

20161006_085708

A screw installed through a electrical switch wire on a light switch.

Click To Enlarge

Leaking shower above sub-floor area growing mould on wet chipboard flooring.

Click To Enlarge

Void area created by broken bricks and debris in a concrete filled pier.  Contractors cutting corners can cause defects in structure and hold down.

Click To Enlarge

Rotted away bottom timber plate due to shower leaking over years.

Down Pipe To Nowhere

A downpipe running onto the ground instead of going to stormwater.

Click To Enlarge

Halogen bulb encased in cellulose insulation with no physical barrier around the bulb.  Potential fire hazard.

Click To Enlarge

Roof ridge cap pointing mortar loose and falling out.  Driving wind and rain can cause a leak in this area.

Click To Enlarge

All exposed decking timber and structure should be kept painted to minimise the risk of rotting of structural members.

Click To Enlarge

Gutters and roof valleys should be kept free from leaves and debris for rain to drain freely from roof or overflowing of gutters and tiles may occur.

Click To Enlarge

Leaking PVC pipework enclosed in a ceiling.

Click To Enlarge

Leaking shower with termite mud nest in hardwood timber wall.