Fixing and Waterproofing Inspection in Melbourne
A fixing and waterproofing inspection is a type of building inspection that focuses on the structural integrity of a property's fixings and waterproofing. This type of inspection is important for new homes as well as older homes that have undergone renovations. This includes items such as:
- Plasterboard installation
- Doors, windows, architraves and skirting’s
- Kitchen, bathroom and stair joinery
- Waterproofing to all wet areas and balconies
The purpose of a fixing and waterproofing inspection is to identify any potential defects or problems that could lead to water damage or other structural issues. This type of inspection is especially important for new homes, as it can help to ensure that the property has been built to a high standard.
- Waterproofing is important for both new and old homes. New homes are often built with waterproofing systems in place, but these systems can fail over time. Older homes may not have any waterproofing systems at all, or the systems that are in place may be outdated or damaged.
- Water damage can be costly and disruptive. Water damage can cause structural damage to a property, as well as mold and mildew growth. This can lead to costly repairs and renovations. Water damage can also be disruptive to your daily life, as you may have to move out of your home while the repairs are being made.
- A fixing and waterproofing inspection can help you to identify potential problems before they become major issues. This can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
- The inspectors at Core Building Inspections are experienced and qualified to identify any potential defects in your property's fixings and waterproofing. We will provide you with a detailed report that outlines their findings and recommendations.
- In addition to fixing and waterproofing inspections, we also offers a range of other building inspection services. This includes pre-purchase inspections, termite inspections, and building condition reports.
Here are some of the most common defects that are found during fixing and waterproofing inspections:
- Improper flashing: Flashing is a critical component of any waterproofing system. It is designed to prevent water from seeping around windows, doors, and other openings. Improper flashing can allow water to penetrate the building envelope and cause damage.
- Damaged or missing sealant: Sealant is used to fill gaps and cracks in the building envelope. It helps to prevent water from seeping through these openings. Damaged or missing sealant can allow water to penetrate the building envelope and cause damage.
- Leaking roofs: Leaking roofs are a common problem, especially in older homes. A leaking roof can cause water damage to the ceiling, walls, and insulation.
- Clogged gutters and downspouts: Gutters and downspouts are essential for directing rainwater away from the foundation of a building. Clogged gutters and downspouts can allow water to pool around the foundation, which can cause damage.
- Water damage to wet areas: Wet areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are particularly susceptible to water damage. This is because they are often exposed to moisture from showers, bathtubs, and sinks. Water damage in wet areas can cause mold growth, structural damage, and other problems.
What is the cost of a fixing and waterproofing inspection?
The cost of a fixing and waterproofing inspection will vary depending on the size and complexity of your property. However, it is typically a relatively affordable investment that can save you money in the long run.
What does Core Building Inspections look for during a fixing and waterproofing inspection?
Our experienced inspectors will carefully inspect all of the following areas during a fixing and waterproofing inspection:
- The quality of the plasterboard installation
- The fit and finish of doors, windows, architraves and skirting’s
- The installation of kitchen, bathroom and stair joinery
- The waterproofing of all wet areas and balconies
We will also look for any signs of water damage, such as dampness, mold or mildew. If we find any defects or problems, we will report them in our detailed inspection report.
Here are some of the benefits of having a fixing and waterproofing inspection:
- Peace of mind: Knowing that your property is in good condition can give you peace of mind and reduce your stress levels.
- Increased home value: A well-maintained property is likely to be worth more than a property that is not properly maintained.
- Reduced insurance premiums: Having a fixing and waterproofing inspection can help to reduce your insurance premiums.
- Prevention of costly repairs: By identifying and repairing any potential problems before they become major issues, you can save yourself time, money, and stress in the long run.
- Compliance with building codes: In some cases, a fixing and waterproofing inspection may be required by law. This is especially true for older homes that may not meet current building codes.