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Blocked ventilation openings in foundation walls

  • The soil level has been built up, covering ventilation openings

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  • Paving covers or partly covers the ventilation openings

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Rotted baseboards or subfloor cladding

Cracked or damaged subfloor sheet cladding

Stain failure at base of timber weatherboard walls

  • Cladding covered by soil/foliage

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  • The back surface of boards is too close to the ground, not sealed and absorbing moisture

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Plywood cladding – paint failure at base of walls

  • Cladding covered by soil/foliage

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  • The back surface of boards too close to the ground, not sealed and absorbing moisture

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Subfloor – damp soil

  • Surface water flowing underneath the building if the subfloor ground level is lower than the ground or paving outside the building perimeter, or if the ground slopes towards the building instead of away from it

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  • High water table or natural spring

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Subfloor – ponding water

  • Surface water flowing underneath the building if the subfloor ground level is lower than the ground or paving outside building perimeter, or if the ground slopes towards the building instead of away from it

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  • Blocked or overflowing stormwater drain or gulley trap discharging water under the house

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Subfloor – musty smells

Subfloor – damp stains on underside of flooring

  • Leaking water or waste pipe 

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  • Overflow or leak from wet area fixtures such as bath, shower, handbasin, dishwasher, clothes washer, hot water cylinder

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Subfloor – deterioration of the underside of particleboard flooring

Subfloor – mould areas on underside of flooring

  • Damp subfloor space and/or lack of ventilation

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  • Leaking water or waste pipe 

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Subfloor – timber decay

  • Damp subfloor space, lack of ventilation

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  • Leaking water or waste pipe; overflowing or leaking from wet area fixtures such as bath, shower, handbasin, dishwasher, clothes washer, hot water cylinder

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