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Garden soil mulch built up against or too close to cladding

Swimming pool leaks

Swimming pool distortion when empty of water

  • Soil/ground water pressure on pool which is greater than weight of empty pool

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Swimming pool vinyl liner ripples/distortion/degradation

Swimming pool filter pumps not working

Concrete floor slabs – not enough ground clearance to floor level

Crack(s) in foundation walls

  • Settlement due to ground subsidence or shrinking/expansion of clay soils

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  • Insufficient depth of footings for ground conditions

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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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Blocked drainage slots along bottom of drained cavity cladding

  • Gardens built up against the cladding

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  • Build-up of dust/sand/dirt/debris from insects in the bottom of the cavity

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Rusty nail fixings on exterior walls

  • Heads of fixings are not protected by putty where punched and stopped 

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  • Incorrect fixing type used for environmental conditions, cladding type or finish 

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Framing outline is visible on the cladding on cold mornings

  • Condensation is forming on cladding where there is insufficient or no insulation – when walls are uninsulated or have insufficient insulation, the area of cladding between the wall framing may become colder than where the cladding is fixed to the framing resulting in condensation forming on the cladding in a pattern. 

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  • Condensation forming at the framing locations when the wall is well insulated - this means that, due to thermal bridging, the framing is colder at the framing locations than where there is no framing, so moisture condenses at the framing locations 

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No head flashing to window/door openings

  • It was not installed when constructed – for a period during the 1970s and 1980s sealant was sometimes used rather than a metal head flashing 

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