Jun 20

Termites and Concrete Slab Homes

Many home owners assume that a concrete slab and external brick walls prevents termites from accessing their home This is untrue Termites can gain access over the slab edge and can travel through brick mortar joints and weep holes in external brickwork They also gain access through cracks in the

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Jun 20

Building and Pest Inspection

During a Building and Pest Inspection we assess the location of garden beds relative to the property Garden beds are not recommended against the side of buildings Excessive watering can cause a range of moisture related problems If gardens are located against a building they should be kept below internal

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Jun 20

Building and Pest Inspection – Subfloor

Another reason to get a building and pest inspection Sub-floors within houses provide a wealth of information which is useful to prospective buyers The sub-floor can reveal any moisture related problems such as leaking wet areas bathrooms kitchens laundries site drainage issues lack of adequate structural support or subsiding piers/footings

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Jun 20

Wood Decay – What’s the big problem?

Wood decay Wood rot or wood decay is the most common defect found in Sydney properties and is mostly underestimated by homebuyers property owners and property professionals. Wood decay causes significantly more damage in dollar value than termites and can have far reaching structural consequences particularly in external timber structures

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Jun 20

Timber Borers – What are they?

Wood Borers Wood borers are insects that live on timber. Most are related to beetles moths and wasps. Some species attack live trees some dead trees and some live on dead wood. Certain borers can have an adverse affect on the structural performance of timber in use in the construction

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Jun 20

Termites

Termite damage in NSW homes has been estimated to exist in at least one in five homes and approximately thirty percent of homes in Sydney have had some form of Termite activity The CSIRO has rated Sydney as the second highest risk zone in Australia for Termite attack. Economically termites

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Jun 20

Why get a Building & Pest Inspection?

Don't be fooled by new developments property styling or recent renovations. Not all properties are equal and some of the worst defects can be hard to see or easy to conceal. A pre-purchase Building and Timber Pest Inspection is vital to help you understand what problems a building may have

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Dec 11

Why Get a Pest Inspection

Many home owners assume that a concrete slab and external brick walls prevents termites from accessing their home This is untrue Termites can gain access over the slab edge and can travel through brick mortar joints and weep holes in external brickwork They also gain access through cracks in the

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