Unsafe with wood rot or not high enough (too low to be safe).
Decks and Stairs
Poor fixing to dwelling - wood rot and rusted legs.
Not closing correctly.
Leaking flashing and broken tiles.
Rusted blocked gutters and downpipes - especially leaking box gutters.
Rooms Below Ground Level
Poor waterproofing and surface drainage.
Does your Water Heater have a tray? Water heaters are problem areas because they are often hidden away. They can leak usually within 5 years. These are notorious termite attractions.
- Wet walls
- Wet floors
- Wet timber frames
A leaky shower base can be a hidden termite trap. Even modern homes have been known to have leaky shower bases creating problems.
Minimum cost in fixing leaky shower $3500-:
- Remove tiles off Floor
- Remove tiles one row above floor
- Remove shower screens
- Difficult to match tiles - matched tiles add to cost