Expert Repair & Remedial Building Services in Perth
Remedial and repair work (remedial building services) can be any work undertaken by a registered builder to rectify or remedy work previously performed by a builder or contractor.
Remedial repair work for the home can range from poor or incomplete workmanship to general deterioration.
Remedial repairs usually fall into the following categories:
Slab crackingOften, concrete will usually crack due to moisture evaporation from the slab. Another common cause can be lack of steel reinforcement, expansion/contraction or settlement
Alternatively, there may be a lack of adequate steel reinforcement or expansion/contraction issues. Either way, professional investigation is always required.
Roof deflectionRoof deflection is commonly known as ‘roof sag’ or ‘roof creep’ and is generally caused by roof members losing their structural strength.
This problem is usually resolved by installing additional support within the roof space and carrying out an investigation of the roof cover to ensure it remains intact.
Retaining wall failure
Water ingress repairs are often but not limited to poor installation or design. Most commonly associated with rooves or windows in a specific location.
RoofCaused by insufficient roof pitch design to remove water from the roof effectively. It can also be as simple as a cracked tile/dislodgement of tiles, insufficient flashing or poor installation of flashings.
Any roof that has water ingress needs immediate investigation to avoid further serious damage.
Some signs of concrete failure include flaking, cracking, rust stains leaking from the concrete and bubbling of concrete or render. Concrete can also crack due to steel expansion.
Concrete cancer repairs
Cracked water pipes can be damaged during construction and may not be noticeable until much later. Tree roots are also a common cause of water damage and can cause significant damage. When not fixed, water can leak under tiles in wet areas and into other areas of the home causing skirting and any timber flooring to swell.
Further investigation is always required.