What is Slab Edge Dampness?

Slab edge dampness will occur when moisture from various sources is absorbed into the concrete. At first, the dampness affects only the surface layer. However, with repeated and prolonged exposure, the moisture begins to seep in and slab edge dampness occurs. The effects of the slab edge dampness are exacerbated if the concrete used in [...]

What is Delignification and How Can You Prevent It?

Timber makes for a very strong, solid and durable building material but have you ever posed to think why this is so? The timber consists of millions of fibres that are held together by a naturally occurring organic polymer called lignin. It is the natural glue that binds together the millions of fibres that stretch [...]

The Importance of Carrying Out Timber Pest Inspections

One of the key measures that you should undertake on your property or a property piece that you are planning to purchase is timber pest inspection. This assesses the extent of pest infestation in the timber used in your house. There are rules and regulations that should guide the conduct of these inspections. In Australia, [...]

Preventing Mould Growth in Your Home

Mould growth is inevitable in the natural environment. Outside the home, it even serves an ecological purpose helping break down organic matter. In structures, however, it can be your worst nightmare. As long as there is mould growth on your structures, you can be sure they are undergoing a slow disintegration and will soon be [...]

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging is a technology that has been used since the 1950s to detect infrared radiation and convert the electrical pulses generated into an image that can be interpreted easily by humans. Thermal imaging lets you “see in the dark” so to speak because the infrared radiation that is visible to the thermal imaging camera [...]

By | 2018-05-02T14:44:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments

Post Storm Building Inspections

The integrity of your building could be severely compromised by heavy storms such as heavy rains, hailstorms or strong winds. While we often forget about storms as soon as they subside, they generally inflict serious damage on the structure of the building which can deteriorate with time and degenerate into even more costly damages or [...]

By | 2018-04-18T14:13:25+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments