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Subfloor Ventilation

To achieve satisfactory long-term performance from a suspended timber floor and to reduce the risk of timber pest attack from termites, fungal decay and the like, it is essential that correct sub-floor drainage and ventilation be in place. Provision of adequate sub-floor ventilation will help to avoid serious problems with floors such as swelling or shrinkage, decay and risk of termite attack

The recommended minimum area of openings for sub-floor ventilation is 6300 mm2/m length of external wall. The vents should be spaced not more than 600mm from each corner, evenly distributed and located to ensure cross-ventilation.

The under-floor ground surface should be graded and drained to prevent the ponding of water. Where the ground is excessively damp, an impervious membrane should be placed over the ground surface. Minimum ground clearance should be 400 mm to the underside of the timber framing.

The area around the building should be graded and drained to minimise water accumulating or moving under the building. Downpipes, outside taps and drains should also be well maintained and connected to stormwater drains to divert water away from the base of the building and prevent ground water ponding.

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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