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What is a Damp Proof Course and why is it so important

What is a Damp Proof Course and why is it so important

WHAT IS Damp Proof Course? Damp-proof course (DPC) means a continuous layer of impervious material placed in a masonry wall or pier, or between a wall or pier and a floor, to prevent the upward or downward migration of water. DPC is a horizontal barrier in a wall designed to resist moisture rising through the structure by capillary action - a... Continue reading...

building and Pest Inspection Melbourne

building and Pest Inspection Melbourne

Building and Pest Inspection Reports Melbourne  Building and Pest inspection checklist and cost. Nowadays, Building and Pest Inspections have almost become a prerequisite to buying a home in Melbourne. This is wise considering that this is one of the biggest financial decisions you're likely to make. That's why a detailed, independent... Continue reading...

Treatment of Timber Rot

Treatment of Timber Rot

Establish the full extent of the outbreak, which may initially be concealed from everyday view i.e. under floor boards, in roof voids and even behind household furniture. All affected timbers need to be cut out and removed including 300 - 450mm beyond the infected area to allow for possible further contamination. All surrounding timbers... Continue reading...

What is Dry and Wet Timber Rot?

What is Dry and Wet Timber Rot?

Timber damage is mainly caused by fungal decay. Dry and wet rot are rarely seen in isolation. They are usually a result from another defect, such as, poor flashings, leaking pipes, leaking shower recess or broken roof tiles. Timber rot can be caused by a combination of tree elements. Warm moderate temperatures (over 40 deg C, will kill... Continue reading...

Termite attack Maintenance Checklist

Termite attack Maintenance Checklist

You should check your home regularly for anything that may attract termites. Northan House Inspection Melbourne offers flowing tips are designed to reduce the risk of infestation and damage, not stop termite attack!! Plumbing leaks, drainage problems and roof leaks should all be dealt with quickly, as damp conditions attract... Continue reading...

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