EIFS – leaking through cladding

Cause

Cracks in the cladding systems

Repair

  • if water entry is through the cladding is suspected, employ a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) building surveyor to investigate and report

Cause

Paint or sealant failure

Repair

  • if water entry is through the cladding is suspected, employ a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) building surveyor to investigate and report

Cause

No cap or saddle flashings at junctions of parapet and balcony walls

Repair

  • if water entry is through the cladding is suspected, employ a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) building surveyor to investigate and report

Cause

Junctions with other claddings and/or roof poorly detailed/constructed

Repair

  • if water entry is through the cladding is suspected, employ a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) building surveyor to investigate and report

Cause

Omission of head flashings to doors/windows

Repair

  • if water entry is through the cladding is suspected, employ a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) building surveyor to investigate and report

Cause

Minimal jamb flange cover of aluminium windows

Repair

  • if water entry is through the cladding is suspected, employ a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) building surveyor to investigate and report