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Subfloor Flooding In Annerley Is An Easy Way To Leave A Property Seriously Damaged

 by Gavin Godfrey

05 May 2021

Water is probably something you want a lot of in your house. You need it to have showers, to clean your dishes, and to stay hydrated. However, you generally want to keep water out of your subfloor, and you especially don't want to have a large amount of water pooling up in that space. Unfortunately, when we did this building inspection in Annerley, we found signs of extensive flooding in the subfloor, creating a treacherous swamp that was threatening to drag the house down.

This property was situated on a block of land that slopped gently towards the house on all sides, and that meant water was able to collect underneath the building. We were a little worried about what we'd find buried under the house when we went looking, and the findings weren't pretty. Surface damage was extensive in the subfloor area, because surface water had managed to flow in through the slopped land and had begun to collect.

Unfortunately, that flooding was quick to give way to bigger problems. Issues with the footings, which are the large brick stumps of the home, are a common result of the type of flooding that we've found during our building inspections in Annerley and in Brisbane at large, and it transforms the subfloor into a hotbed for both fungi and termites. In this particular house, the footings had sunken, and they showed broad termite damage. With damage like this, the only possible course of action was expensive maintenance and repairs.

We highlighted the damage to our client and explained how they would need to go about fixing the issues, which would be a long and costly process. As a result of our work, our client decided to withdraw their bid, and instead decided to find another property that would better suit their needs. If you require a building inspection in Brisbane, you can reach out to our team on 0416 291 179.

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