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Building Inspection

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STEAM LIMITED  -  0275 57 87 66 waterdamage me.com www.triplecheck.kiwi     IICRC CERTIFIED CONSULTING WATER DAMAGE TECHNI...
If we think there is further investigation necessary, we will tell you, and we are competent to undertake these investigat...
  There are some minor external cracks in the cladding that can be    xed when the house is next painted, these are to be ...
The paint system is in good condition, and as long as you as the next owner, keeps the paint in good condition, I would ex...
Inspection Benn 5 Bennett Grove Newlands Created  31 10 2015 Last Updated  31 10 2015 Prepared for  Vendor  160  94   0  T...
RESULT  SUMMARY 1.1 The house is not a leaky home   Pass  1.2 The house has not been a leaky home in the past   Pass  1.3 ...
1.17 Tests done comprise  visual inspection, non invasive moisture meter survey of doors, walls and windows, thermal imagi...
2.1 Entry is watertight.  Pass  2.2 Windows in good condition  Pass  2.3 Cladding is in good condition  Pass  2.4 Penetrat...
4.1 Door is in good condition  Pass  4.2 Moisture levels around door are acceptable  Pass  4.3 No breaks in door glass  Pa...
7.6 Window joinery is in good condition  Pass  7.7 No mould present  Pass  7.8 No mould smell present  Pass  LIVING ROOM 8...
9.19 Sealant around wash basins and furniture is working well  Pass  LAUNDRY   GARAGE 10.1 Laundry sinks sealed at wall  N...
11.14 No cracks in wallpaper or plaster  Pass  11.15 External doors are well sealed  Pass  11.16 Moisture levels around do...
14.11 Showers after 8 years often develop leaks, where the internal sealant fails on the left and right hand sides of the ...
BENNETT GROVE Friday, 23 October 2015 Prepared For Vendor Noted 102 Observations  Mike Winton. IICRC Certi   ed Technician...
1 Plants away from house is recommended  2 Drains sealed into drainpipes  3 Good attachments  Page 2 of 35
4 Ideally deck would not be hard against cladding. Readings on the interior did not indicate any issues.  5 External joine...
7 Mitres in good condition  8 Cladding working as designed  9 Girls bedroom is a dry occupancy  Page 4 of 35
10  11 Stairwell Windows No leaks found  12 Moisture content acceptable  Page 5 of 35
13 Moisture content acceptable  14 Master bedroom is a dry occupancy  15 Upstairs toilet is a dry occupancy  Page 6 of 35 ...
16 Moisture content acceptable  17  18 Moisture content acceptable  Page 7 of 35
19 Moisture content acceptable  20  21  Page 8 of 35
22 Moisture content acceptable  23 Shower Moisture content acceptable  24 Shower Moisture content acceptable  Page 9 of 35...
25 Moisture content acceptable  26 Shower well sealed  27 Toilet Moisture content acceptable  Page 10 of 35
28 Moisture content acceptable  29 Moisture content acceptable  30 PVC plumbing  Page 11 of 35
31  34 Vapor reading  35 Vapor reading  Page 12 of 35
36 Vapor reading  37 Environmental readings  38 Moisture content acceptable Blocked weep hole evident  Page 13 of 35
39  40 Moisture content acceptable  41 Moisture content acceptable  Page 14 of 35
42  43  44  Page 15 of 35
45 Moisture content acceptable  46  47  Page 16 of 35
48 Moisture content acceptable  49  50 Moisture content acceptable  Page 17 of 35
51 Moisture content acceptable  52  53 Moisture content acceptable  Page 18 of 35
54 Moisture content acceptable  55 Blocked weep hole When cleaned will return to normal  56 Moisture content acceptable  P...
57 Moisture content acceptable  58  59 Moisture content acceptable  Page 20 of 35
60 Moisture content acceptable  61 Moisture content acceptable  62 PVC plumbing  Page 21 of 35
63 Moisture content acceptable  64 Moisture content acceptable  65 Moisture content acceptable  Page 22 of 35
66 Moisture content acceptable  67  68 Moisture content acceptable  Page 23 of 35
69 Blocked weep hole  70 Vapor pressure  71 Vapor pressure  Page 24 of 35
72 Vapor pressure  73 Moisture content acceptable  74  Page 25 of 35
75 Vapor pressure  76 Vapor pressure  77 Vapor pressure  Page 26 of 35
78 Garage door edge  79 Environmental readings  80  Page 27 of 35
81 Moisture content acceptable  82 Moisture content acceptable  83 Moisture content acceptable  Page 28 of 35
84 Moisture content acceptable  85  86 Gas stove top  Page 29 of 35
87 Gas oven  88 Moisture content acceptable  89 Floor Moisture content acceptable  Page 30 of 35
90 Floor Moisture content acceptable  91 Floor Moisture content acceptable  92 PVC plumbing  Page 31 of 35
94 Moisture content acceptable  95 Moisture content acceptable  96  Page 32 of 35
97 Moisture content acceptable  98 Moisture content acceptable  99 Moisture content acceptable  Page 33 of 35
100 Moisture content acceptable  101 Moisture content acceptable  102 Moisture content acceptable  Page 34 of 35
103 Moisture content acceptable  104 Moisture content acceptable  105 Moisture content acceptable  Page 35 of 35
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Building Science  Aluminium Joinery  Blocked aluminium joinery weep holes, and aluminium joinery without    ashings, is  i...
Appendix With commonly asked questions
Non Invasive Moisture Meter                       used for scanning timber and gib provides a relative reading only scans ...
      Condensation       Condensation occurs when moisture laden air is cooled to its dew point. At the dew point, surplus...
Dew Point      The dew point is the temperature at which the water vapor in a room, condenses into liquid water.       Moi...
Cavity System       battens between exterior cladding and building paper create a cavity that allows water to drain out of...
How can Building Inspectors get it wrong  1.  By taking no environmental readings.  2. Without environmental readings you ...
Positive Pressure Ventilation Systems      Positive Input Ventilation  PIV  systems create fresh and healthy living enviro...
How can I lower the Relative Humidity  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.  Use a dehumidi   er. Use your HRV   DVS system. Use a Positiv...
How do you clean blocked weep holes  1. Get a cheap pipe cleaner, and wiggle in weep holes to unblock. Takes a bout 15 sec...
Other inspectors walk on the roof and climb up in the attic, you didn   t, why not  1.  Roofs are built to last and perfor...
What   s the most important things to do to maintain a home        1. Ongoing regular maintenance. 2. Paint the home every...
Are weatherboards and brick a better cladding system  1. No better, no worse. 2. In a monoclad, if something is wrong, you...
How good is my insulations  1. Probably not as good as you hope. 2. Firstly batts slump over time reducing their effective...