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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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Profiled steel cladding – dust, dirt, air-borne salt

  • Lack of rain washing, or soffit prevents rain washing at top of walls

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Profiled steel cladding – scratching

Profiled steel cladding – dents/impact damage

Profiled steel cladding – corrosion: white rust

  • Corrosion of the zinc when water is trapped between sheets at laps and joints, or during storage prior to installation

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  • Insufficient rain washing 

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Corrosion: red rust on galvanised mild steel cladding

  • Galvanised coating has eroded to expose bare metal

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  • Profiled metal cladding is in contact with or has run-off from cedar or redwood, or timber treated with copper-based preservative treatment 

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Red rust on zinc/aluminium or aluminium/zinc alloy-coated steel

  • Corrosion of the steel when zinc/aluminium alloy coating has eroded to expose the steel

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  • Cladding material in contact with or has run-off from cedar or redwood, or timber treated with a copper-based preservative treatment 

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Profiled steel – localised corrosion at the base of walls

  • Cladding covered by soil/foliage

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  • The back surface of the cladding is too close to the ground/touching the ground and not drying properly

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Profiled steel cladding – peeling, flaking or cracking paint