Where is asbestos in the home

About Asbestos and who it can affect?

DIY renovators Approximately one third of all homes in Australia contain asbestos products. If your house was built before 1990, it is likely that it would have some asbestos-containing materials. Find out more about what…

Asbestos when was it used?

WHEN WAS YOUR HOME BUILT? PROBABILITY OF ASBESTOS IN THE HOME Built before 1985 Highly Likely Built during 1985 – 1990 Likely Built after 1990 Unlikely   About asbestos Asbestos is…

DANGERS that asbestos presents.

Follow footy legend, ex plumber, Kevin Sheedy discussing the dangers of Asbestos.https://www.asbestossafety.gov.au/videos/asbestos-awareness-kevin-sheedy Kevin Sheedy Former AFL Player & Coach When I was a plumber back in the ‘60s…

Stumps subsiding - Floating walls - Termite damage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mRfKmfsRLU This is a pretty extreme example of stump subsidence. Walls appear to be floating. To add to the buildings woes. the bearers directly underneath had termite damage. Was localised to the area…
Differential Cracking

Differential Cracking infographic

This infographic may help to explain "Differential Cracking"
Cracking of Buildings due to Shrink/Swell in Clay Soils

Cracking of Buildings due to Shrink/Swell in Clay Soils

Cracking of Buildings due to Shrink/Swell in Clay Soils 04-TAGcrackinginBuildings There are many potential causes for cracking and approaches to mitigating the problem.
Settlement Cracking in houses

Cracking in buildings

03-CSIROCrackinginbuildingsCSIRO01   Buildings can and often do move. This movement can be up down, lateral or rotational.  Read this CSIRO publication for a good explanation.

Even dogs need stuff at Bunnings

I just thought this was funny. He looked perfect

Hot Water Overflow

Every now and then I see a builder that pays attention to detail. You need to keep the water from the hot water overflow away from the foundations. It's nearly always better to redirect into the storm water system. Here is a a couple of good…

Make sure you get these 9 things in a pre purchase inspection


Caulking Why is it important?

At every building inspection we look for a water tight seal between wet areas and permeable materials. When the caulking has been done by a professional it makes all the difference. It just looks neat and is a work of art, but must importantly…
Asbestos sheet roof

Asbestos sheet roof

Heres what an asbestos roof sheet looks like. Characterised by large profile corrugations, and a woven material like appearance. Always be sure not to disturb, and you need to be aware of its existence. We found this at a recent job in…

An investment home, a pot of gold?

Pot of gold On the way to one of my pre Purchase inspections in Point Cook today there was a very vivid rainbow. Maybe the house was at the end of the rainbow…..ah nope. But can we suggest that we carry out a pre purchase building inspection…