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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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Subfloor – no insulation

  • Insulation was not a requirement when the house was built; insulation was required but never installed; the insulation has fallen out; the insulation has been blown out by wind

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Subfloor – poorly installed insulation

  • Insulation was incorrectly installed, with gaps and spaces, or has been damaged by tradespeople

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  • Wind damage

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Pole foundations – water damage to underside of flooring

Pole foundations – underside of flooring visible

  • Damage to or missing subfloor insulation, or no subfloor insulation was installed originally 

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Timber floorboards, particleboard or plywood springy

Timber floorboards, particleboard or plywood squeaking

Timber floorboards cupping

  • Cupping occurs because boards are drier on one side than the other resulting in uneven shrinkage so cupping may be due to boards swelling if the moisture levels of internal spaces are higher than the moisture content of the boards

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Timber floorboards, particleboard or plywood flooring rotten

  • High subfloor moisture levels 

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  • Cladding leak

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