The Leak Professionals – Blog

Training and information to help diagnose and resolve building leaks once and for all

Why is my building leaking? How can I fix it?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, these are questions I am asked frequently, all too often in an incredibly exasperated tone of voice and accompanied by a somewhat worried look. To the homeowner or resident, a building leak is not only a source of damage to their property, but can be a very traumatic...

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How to tell if your 'Leak Expert' is actually an expert

This should be an easy task, but it isn’t. Just because someone calls himself or herself an expert, it doesn’t make them one. Essentially it comes down to knowledge, experience and reputation. Look for true building knowledge, rather than gadgetsDon’t necessarily be taken in by a ‘leak expert’...

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The top 3 bathroom renovation mistakes

Are you thinking of a bathroom renovation? Be warned. While the ever-growing number of home makeover television programs and glossy magazines feature shiny people remodelling tired bathrooms into gleaming wet rooms, careful planning and expert advice is essential. Here are my own top three...

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Submarines don't leak – So why do buildings?

Before I get sprung – I have to confess – the title was borrowed from an article about leaking high-rise buildings in Hong Kong. The article makes the point that the problem of leaking buildings in modern construction is not limited to Australia. Leaks are one of the biggest issues that...

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How do you know if building advice is actually GOOD advice?

Recently a friend of mine needed to get some advice regarding a tiled balcony which was leaking water into the two bedrooms below it. The house had been extensively renovated a few years before and all appeared OK – there had been no obvious leaks or cracks, until now. But, cracks were starting...

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Does poor building design cause leaks?

This is a question I have been asked more than once by frustrated building owners, even owners of new buildings. Poor design can certainly be a contributory factor in leaking buildings, particularly modern buildings. Surely modern buildings are less likely to leak than older buildings...

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Balconies are the most common causes of building leaks

Over the years there has been a huge growth in the construction of multi-storey private residences and high rise apartment buildings to meet the demands of the ever increasing population. And, one of the most common features of these buildings is balconies. When it comes to constructing...

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