Wednesday, 20 March 2013


We had Tyrells and Howard inspection this week, somehow my SS didnt want to forward the Tyrell's report to me even I requested couple of times but he told I will get at the settlement which is bit strange. Howard Inspection report had lot of small issues which need to be fixed, the main issue we are having is capping the exposed brick face.

One side of my facade have no roof on it and top of the brick headers are exposed to the weather. After heavy rains, it appears to be a soaking of moisture sucking down from the top of the header course of the front brick wall. If the tops of exposed bricks are not sealed or flashed appropriately, moisture builds up and soaks downwards making the brick face extremely wet. This will then cause Efflorecense attack and when dry the brick face will appear white looking in areas. 

According to EB, it is not an issue but Howard Independent Inspector reckons it is defect and EB have to fix and he has already mentioned in his report. I had chat with my SS but he still not convinced but he said leave it with me. Interestingly another home have same facade as mine and his facade top brick headers are covered with the metal but my SS say he doesn't care house other house is built. 

We had PCI inspection tomorrow but SS cancel it he has to fix all the issues before we go, so now we expect PCI next week sometime, it has been month not really anything happening except the driveway and inspections.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Driveway Completed

Driveway was completed today and it looks good. Outback is doing the landscaping for us so they have extended driveway and concrete is also poured where retaining walls will be build.

House was open while concreter working so took the opportunity to went inside. Kitchen splash back is also installed and matching with the cupboards.

Tyrells PCI inspection is on this Friday and Howard is booked on Monday. We going on next Thursday PCI inspection.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Driveway Excavated

Great news security fence is finally down , love the house look. Driveway excavated on Thursday and ready to be poured on Tuesday. Outback is also doing the landscaping for us so they have excavated the whole house as soon as we settle they will be back to complete the landscaping.

We have extensively inspected the brick and mortor issues. We found  Few issues

1) Still mortor is missing in lot of places though I can see few touch ups but still lot need to be done esp in the first floor bricks.

2) There are many chips around the house but Alfresco bricks are terrible, way too many small chips more I look more I feel bad. I hope PGH and EB would address this.

3) We found Alfresco stacker door frame bit damaged which doesn't look nice that should be fixed

4) We noticed bricks above right porch pillar are wet though no rains from last 4 days and the rest of the bricks are dry. I even feel the bricks wet by touching, not sure is either leakage in hip roof or drain or something else not sure.