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Our Team Found Damage Lurking Out Of Sight In A Bardon Property

 by Gavin Godfrey

22 Mar 2021

Water can cause incredible destruction before you even realise anything is slightly wrong. Unfortunately, as a consequence, it's easy for bathrooms to hide extensive damage that you won't notice until you buy a property and move in, as was the case in this Bardon home. If you want to avoid the headache of discovering water damage hidden in your bathroom, you can rely on the team here at Ironside Building & Pest Inspections to help.
If a renovation isn't completed correctly, you might not find out what damage it is hiding until it is far too late.  Recent renovations had been completed at the Bardon home in question, but our client felt it best to undergo a building inspection before purchase, just in case. Our team is dedicated to finding any flaw in your potential purchase, whether it be obvious marks on the exterior of the property or something concealed in the sub-floor and roof voids. Because not every building inspector is committed to exploring these hard-to-reach spaces, we were able to provide a valuable second opinion for this client: the sub-floor was extensively damaged.

Due to wide-reaching membrane failure in the bathroom, water had leaked through into the sub-floor, creating a potential headache for any owner. This moisture had caused damage to both the chipboard flooring underneath the bathroom as well as it's flooring joist, which is a crucial component supporting the bathroom floor. Due to the incredible extent of this damage, if the client were to go through with their purchase, the only suitable repair option was an outright renovation of the entire bathroom.

As a result of our investigation, our client was left with a hard choice. They could still go through with their purchase, but they would be faced with a high repair cost down the line. Fortunately, they were able to factor that cost into their negotiations and quite happily bought the property. If you'd like to perform a building inspection of your own, give our team a call on 0416 291 179.

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