A very common drainage problem that is widely found during pre-purchase building and pest inspections by our professional building inspector on several parts of Melbourne is the ground or paving around the perimeter of the house is not in a slanting position or not sloping away from the base of walls.

After rain if the water does not drain away from the base of the walls, it can produce the following problems :

  • The foundation the walls can be weakened
  • The wet area often leading to foundation shift or movement
  • Clogged water can rise timber pest problems

If such drainage problems are reported in your Pre-Purchase Building inspection report card, you should seriously take into consideration the cost of improving the drainage and repair the problem before you enter in your new house.

Regards: www.caseybuildingconsultants.com.au