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Vapour Barrier

Vapour and Moisture Barriers

A Vapour Barrier refers to any material, typically a plastic or foil sheet that resists diffusion of moisture through wall, ceiling and floor assemblies of buildings. Technically, many of these materials have varying degrees of permeability. A plastic membrane is laid under the slab to improve its performance against rising damp. This is also called a ‘moisture barrier’ because it stops the moisture from the soil migrating into the concrete slab. This must be placed under the slab for all areas where there are to be habitable rooms.

Water vapour moves into building cavities by two mechanisms: diffusion through building materials and by air transport (leakage), which is usually far more significant and problematic.


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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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