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Timber slat decks – deterioration of decking/cladding

Timber slat decks – water leaking into house

  • Water is tracking along the bolts used to fix the deck to the wall cladding/framing

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  • The decking/framing is hard against wall cladding

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Waterproof decks – deterioration under cantilevered balcony

Waterproof decks – the deck is springy

  • There is damage to the substrate and/or framing due to water entry through the membrane or through adjacent wall claddings 

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  • The substrate material is not thick enough to span the rafters/joists

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Tiled waterproof deck – water leaks

Roof flashing buckled

Sheet membrane roofing springy or spongy to walk on

  • Damage to the substrate and/or framing due to water entry through the membrane or through adjacent wall claddings 

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  • The substrate material is not thick enough to span rafters/joists

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Popped nails in substrate under a liquid-applied roofing membrane

Roof leaks (visible as wet framing or water path stains)

Roof space – rusty fixings

Rafters or ridge beams sagging

  • Rafter spans too great for the timber size and/or roofing type, or roof framing has been overloaded

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  • Poor quality timber, or cracked or broken timber

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Texture-coated fibre-cement – vertical cracking at sheet joints