WHEN YOU CHOOSE WRONG

It is generally accepted that if the finishes look good then it was a successful experience. The following pictures show some of the defects we found during renovation

 

Roland

Roland

Braai place was bricked in skew and without insulation. It had to be demolished and re-built

Roland

Roland

Braai place was bricked in skew and without insulation. It had to be demolished and re-built

Roland

Roland

New braai place with insulation

Roland

Roland

Roland

Roland

Roland

Roland

The waste pipe was cut and was encased in concrete

Roland

Roland

The electric wire was repair and encased in concrete

Roland

Roland

The stopper was installed incorrectly

Roland

Roland

The waste pipe was glued incorrectly and was then heated up to change its direction. The electric conduit was burned in the process

Roland

Roland

In order to save on component, the angle valve was install incorrectly. This will leak!

Roland

Roland

Jenny

Jenny

There was a damp problem under this window. The black plastic for waterproofing was short on the left side, leaving a gap for rain to penetrate.

Jenny

Jenny

Here you see connection of water pipes inside the cavity. This is not allowed because if there is a leak it will not be detected until very late as the water will drip to the bottom and be collected there. This is exactly what happened in this High End of the market house.

Jenny

Jenny

The braai chimney was build with the roof inside it. The roof structure caught fire as well as the underlay and insulation.

Annamarie

Annamarie

Incorrect installation. 1) The curve is too sharp risking a blockage. 2) The rodding eye is after the curve

Judith

Judith

This floor had cracks and damp problems. The reasons were 1) The rocks and stones were not removed, interfering with compacting the earth and therefore casing the cracks. 2) There was no waterproofing under the floor to prevent damp from rising.

Judith

Judith

Supporting beam which was inserted to support the floor above is not touching the floor. Creating cracks in the floor above

Nosisi

Nosisi

The pipe cracked during installation and was loosely "fixed". It was then berried under the concrete floor. This is not correct and also illegal. Also there is water connection under the floor which is also not allowed

Nosisi

Nosisi

This connection was embedded in the concrete!

Di

Di

The wall was build on top of the waste and water pipes. How much of the wall is on mortar?

Di

Di

Floor is not level

Di

Di

Walls are not level

Kathrine

Kathrine

New floor boards were laid on top of structure which was infested with worms

Kathrine

Kathrine

This wall was build directly on the ground without foundations.

Kathrine

Kathrine

Floor joists do not have proper support and there is no waterproofing

Dawid

Dawid

A cracked lintel is used over the window opening

Dawid

Dawid

Window was enlarged but the lintel was not replaced to support the entire opening. The wall above is cracking

18 Disa St, Milnerton

Cape Town

082 579 6404

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072 853 5677

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