Leaky Home Repairs
If you have a leaky home or a leaky building in Auckland that needs repairing or recladding, you need to call Rueben at Surecoat, Auckland’s most established and trusted leaky home repair specialist.
The Leaky Home Epidemic
Leaky homes have become an epidemic in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. A leaky home is detrimental to your health, not to mention your financial well-being.
The key to leaky homes is addressing them before the moisture gets so bad that it eventually results in major structural failure and consequently a large unwanted leaky home repair bill. This moisture in your building fabric provides the perfect environment for mould, and this can result in serious health issues for your entire family.
Surecoat Puts Leaky Homes Right
Unfortunately, the leaky home repair industry is saturated with advisers, architects and contractors – all looking to make a dollar. A complete recladding of your home can involve a lot of unwanted fees, as opposed to a targeted repair option.
Auckland-based Surecoat understands that not all home owners can afford a complete reclad. On the other side of the coin, we understand that a quick paint job, over obvious exterior plaster cracks, will not prevent moisture from damaging your home.
Our objective is to inform our clients of the all of the leaky home repair options, and to discuss the benefits and costs. We’ll help you make the best decision for your home and your family that’s within your budget.
How to Identify a Leaky Home
As mentioned above, the key to a leaky home is to address the problem sooner rather than later.
So how can I tell if I have a leaky home? Below are some of the tell-tale signs.
- Plaster cracks
- Loose and floppy plaster
- Leaking around windows and doors
- Water staining on carpet or interior walls
- Dampness, mould or musty smells
- Swelling of skirting boards or window sills
- Flaking plaster or paint
Leaky Deck Repairs
Many Auckland home owners are suffering the drip of leaky homes. One of the most common problems is a leaky deck. Waterproofed decks that have been built over living spaces often lead to weathertightness issues. Any failure in the deck’s waterproofing means that moisture gets into the house, causing rot and compromising the supporting framing. The result can range from expensive structural damage to complete deck failure.
To complicate matters, it can be difficult to gauge the condition or extent of any deterioration to your deck purely on its appearance. Some decks will look fine, when in reality, water is getting underneath the surface and causing problems away out of sight. Untreated timber cantilevered decks are the most at risk. As they are unsupported at one end they can quickly become unsafe.
Leaky Deck Repairs in Auckland
Many styles of deck can be problematic, from closed in decks with solid balustrades to any deck with poorly designed and undersized drainage outlets. Other details often associated with leaky decks include; waterproofing membrane failure, an insufficient fall to allow water to easily run off, and insufficient gaps between plaster cladding and deck surfaces which encourages moisture wicking.
Dealing with all of the problems associated with leaky homes can be challenging. Partner with us to help eliminate the stress, leaving your deck maintenance and repairs to the experts. At Surecoat, we are professionals and highly experienced in all aspects of deck waterproofing, remediation and leak repairs. We can identify the problem and give you customised options to ensure the greatest benefits for the best value, with a focus on longevity.
Surecoat only engages with licensed building practitioners!
If you have leaky home or deck repair requirements, contact Surecoat today.