Saturday, 19 January 2008

[Progress.087] Leaking like hell

It was pouring yesterday, and when I was on-site the first thing I noticed was as highlighted in the 2 red boxes in the photo below, major leaking from the roof!

I already mentioned about this in this post mid last December that the roof on both sides of the front porch have some major issues. And even though we already informed to the builder about this a few times, nothing was done in the past month to fix the problem...
The following photo is when viewed from inside the porch. You can see the leakage is quite serious as a few areas in the eaves lining were all wet.

This is the floor of the front porch.

This is a closer look of the eaves lining on garage side. There wasn't too much damage on this side except the eaves lining and areas inside the ceiling, as there's no gyprock walls in this part of the garage.

When I went inside, it was like hell! Look at what happened to the ceiling, cornice and wall!!

Even the cornice on the other side of the front living area shows sign of leakage. Not sure if this was related to the previous one. We are a bit concern if this is due to leakage from other areas upstairs, but as we don't have ladders, we can't check upstairs.

This is a closer look of the front bay window...

Another closer look of the front bay window area right next to previous photo.

This is what the floor looks like, flooded with water...

All the skirting and architraves are now soaked in water...

Our supervisor was also on-site Friday, and he promised this will all be fixed next week when the rain stops. Well, this is one of the most horrible scene I have ever seen since our construction started mid last year, even worse than the insulation drama in the alfresco mid last month. Quickly checked the weather forecast, it will be fine after Tuesday, let's wait and see...

Our supervisor also mentioned the work for internal door, architrave, skirting and others have stopped because the stairs have to be completed first. Otherwise it's almost impossible for the trades person to carry all the doors and materials upstairs through the small hole by the ladder. And guess what, the company who installs the stair won't be open for business until next Monday, seems to be a bit unusually long, got no choice but to believe what he says...

We also have some issue with the kitchen area, which I will create another post as it's a long story...

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is awful, really awful. I hope they get it fixed and fix it right, not some band-aid put in place to keep it dry for a year until the builder is free of any responsibility. I would sure be watching what it is they do to "fix" the problem.

Allan said...

Hi, thanks for the comment. Yes it's all fixed, and all 27 water damaged doors replaced.