Do You Have a Leaky home?
Leaky buildings are an increasing problem in New Zealand homes today, requiring specialists to diagnose the cause of the problem and recommend a weather tight solution.
How does a building become leaky?
The problem starts when water penetrates the building envelope or cladding system. The water is then held in the wall cavities in the building causing moisture levels to rise in the timber. This leaves perfect conditions for mould and fungi to grow and eventually eat away and rot the timber framing. This rotting can cause considerable structural damage to the building and can also pose harmful health risks due to the growth of mould and fungi.
How do I know if I have a leaky building?
Unfortunately there may be no obvious exterior or visual signs that you have a leaky building and you will only really notice when the mould continues to grow and starts to structurally damage the building.
If you are unsure whether you have a leaky home, or if your home could be susceptible to the leaky home syndrome, then please call us on . We can undertake a initial diagnosis of your property to determine whether weather tightness is an issue and what the options are for you.
Common signs of a leaky home are a damp smell or the dampness of walls within your home.
How can a building start to leak?
The problem is most common when there is a combination of incorrect cladding, the inappropriate use materials and untreated wood and the lack of cavity use.
Many homes built in the 1990′s did not use the proper cladding that helps with the deflection of water. For this reason, it is important to choose a builder or team that has professional expertise with cladding and waterproofing of your home.
Build Plus have the experience tradesmen and sub contractors on hand to restore your now leaky building back to it’s original weather tight state. It is essential that you start taking steps to resolve the problem as soon as possible before it creates more damage.
How can I fix it?
If you are unsure about your house leaking or you have noticed a few signs that could suggest you have a leaky building contact us for an initial consultation. Professional re cladding is the service you may need to fix your home.
Call the team at Build Plus today on to talk with our renovation and leaky home experts for a no obligation consultation.
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