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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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Rust stains on concrete/concrete block foundation walls

  • Poor quality concrete absorbing water that rusts the reinforcing, which in turns causes the concrete to spall or crack, allowing in more water 

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  • The reinforcing was installed too close to the outer surface of the concrete

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Rusting flashings and metal components

  • Air-borne salt, dust or dirt accumulating under flashings and metal components

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  • Zinc (galvanizing) or aluminium/zinc or zinc/aluminiuim alloy coating has been scratched or eroded, exposing steel

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Steel deck beams – rusting

  • Exposure to air-borne salt, dust or dirt; trapped moisture and dirt

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Steel deck posts – rusting

Steel balustrades and barriers – rust

Veranda beams and posts – rusting of steel

Timber or steel window – cracked or loose putty

  • Putty is not protected by paint and has dried out

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  • The glazing rebate was not primed before the glass was installed

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Timber and steel windows – paint failure: peeling/flaking

  • Thermal expansion and contraction of the frame

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  • Loss of adhesion due to excess moisture in frame

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Steel windows – rusted frames

Steel windows – paint failure: peeling/flaking

  • Corrosion caused by moisture getting under the paint 

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