Why Weathertightness Inspections Are Important in New Zealand
Thousands of New Zealand homes constructed between 1990 and 2004 have weathertightness issues, earning them the nickname of “leaky homes”. These issues are the result of poor design, materials, and construction methods, which allow moisture to penetrate the walls of a building.
If left undetected, this trapped moisture can impact the structural stability of a house and lead to serious health risks for its occupants. Unfortunately, even severe leaks often go unnoticed until the building materials begin to fail.
That’s why it’s a good idea to get a weathertightness inspection if you’re looking to purchase a house that was constructed in this era or if you have reason to suspect any weathertightness issues.
Our licensed and fully qualified building surveyor can assess your property for signs and risks of moisture ingress and provide you with a detailed weathertightness report. This will give you a better understanding of the condition and potential issues of a property and outline any preventative measures for you to take.