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TYPICAL BUILDING DEFECTS

Typical defects investigated as to the cause and rectification, other than those noted under other headings, include:

  • Fa├žade and window leaks
  • Brickwork
  • Framing
  • Landscaping
  • Drainage
  • Retaining walls
  • Roofs (tile, metal and slate)
  • Render
  • Timber Flooring

STRUCTURAL ISSUES

Structural issues investigated as to the cause and rectification, include:

  • Foundation movement
  • Slab cracking
  • Brickwork cracking
  • Frame and structure deflection
  • Building failure/collapse
  • Swimming pools

WATERPROOFING

Waterproofing issues investigated as to the source, resultant damage and rectification, include:

  • Internal waterproofed areas such as showers, spas etc.
  • Balconies and decks
  • Swimming pools
  • Tanks and cellars
  • Windows
  • Facades
  • Retaining walls
  • Basements

TILING

Tiling failures include:

  • Cracking
  • Buckling
  • Discolouration

PAINTING

Painting issues covered include:

  • Poor finish and preparation
  • Inappropriate materials
  • Causes of premature deterioration

COST ESTIMATES

When requested, reports are supported with cost estimates for rectification procedures recommended and are based on labour and materials required at current rates.

Quantity Surveying analysis can also be provided for Quantum Meruit claims

EXPERT EVIDENCE

All reports, where requested, can be supported with expert evidence in various jurisdictions including:

  • VCAT
  • Magistrates Court
  • County Court
  • Fedral Court
  • Supreme Court

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