Restore trust and value to your monolithic cladding with accurate moisture detection and treatment
Our technicians inspect where the building might leak and then begin testing moisture contents and timber condition. Our technicians are trained not to be fooled by long dry summers or new paint jobs or even houses recently repaired. It’s important to know whether the house leaks and if so how bad? Maybe its got a leak or two but its NOT a leaky building. It is important to know whether the timber framing is treated and to what level and if historical leaks have already caused some decay damage. The Mdu Probe inspection system is used to find this out without destroying your home (avoids messy cut-outs and holes in claddings). No need to play Russian Roulette or accept reports with 6 pages of disclaimers. Boiled down these are the important facts:
- What are the moisture contents (is it a leaker – and how bad?)
- Does it have decayed framing (been leaking in the past – so does the damaged framing need replacing?)
- Is the timber treated to provide some level of protection (or does that mean risk or does it need more treatment) and
- Do you have a plan in place to ensure repairs dealt with the problems and leave you with peace of mind (ongoing moisture monitoring with Mdu Probes as part of maintenance plan). This is called monitoring – when moisture probes are installed they get tested each winter to give early warning of problems BEFORE more damage is done or warranties expire.
This provides the facts to make the necessary decisions – is the building badly damaged (but worth repairing), not so badly damaged (minor repairs needed) or perhaps it is undamaged and just needs more paint. Maybe its not worth your time worrying how to fix it? Maybe the stories and previous building inspections have caused unneccessary worry and are pure myth.