Rain revealed roof problems at this property in South Brisbane.

 by Gavin Godfrey

23 Nov 2023

Sometimes, unexpected events bring the best surprises in our lives. Like when a friend visits just when you plan to see family or meeting the job manager at the supermarket after applying to work there. Similarly, for a homeowner, luck struck during a South Brisbane building inspection when the rain just wouldn't stop.

During our inspection in South Brisbane, the rain was pouring heavily, which helped us uncover some unexpected issues. Initially, the house seemed impressive, and we didn't anticipate any problems despite the persistent rain. However, the continuous downpour revealed water seeping through the roof space via the tile clips, causing leaks all over the ceiling.

Our team identified 23 instances of water entry throughout the ceiling. We used thermal imaging cameras to pinpoint the areas where water was dripping through. Upon inspecting the roof space, we meticulously checked each tile and the insulation for signs of dampness and moisture to assess the extent of the damage thoroughly.

Having found these issues during the South Brisbane inspection, our client faced a tough decision. Although the damage wasn't beyond repair, the fixes wouldn't come cheap. Fortunately, thanks to our comprehensive inspection, the client negotiated repair costs with the previous owner as part of the final settlement. With that sorted, the client happily proceeded with the property purchase without any regrets. For building inspections in Brisbane, reach out to Ironside Building, Pest & Pool Inspections at 0416 291 179.

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