North Star Inspections has years of Building and Weathertightness expertise, combined with specialist moisture detection tools offering recommendations, comprehensive reports, and peace of mind.
Water ingression has the potential to cause major deterioration problems and if left undetected without remediation can lead to structural extensive damage, health problems, and be very expensive to repairs.
Pre-purchase Weathertightness Inspections
A Weathertightness Inspection reportprovides:
Interior percentage readings for each room.
Details of moisture ingression findings.
Inspection of all wet room fittings.
Photos highlighting defects.
Comments on the suspected causation and remediation recommendations.
Exterior assessment of potential water ingression risks, and/or shortcomings.
Moisture Issues (Watertightness and Weathertightness)
All claddings types are at risk of Weathertightness failures; not just plaster homes. Cladding junctions are vulnerable and prone to ingression if not maintained or the design and build detail is weak. Joinery junctions, pipe penetrations, deck fixings, roof flashings, ground contact, or even within the joinery itself are all risk areas. Many homes have suffered severe water ingression and damage from tiled deck failures.
Common interior damages are a result of plumbing and shower failures and joinery condensation channel drain blockages.
Good exterior maintenance (keep painted and sealed), keeping joinery drain holes clear of dust and debris, and the home well ventilated goes a long way to reducing the chance of water ingression.