Fixing and Waterproofing Inspection

Fixing and Waterproofing are essentially two separate stages of the build, that normally occur at the same time (or similar time)… and is the last opportunity to inspect the home prior to painting and tiling.

Fixing stage is reached when the doors, architraves and skirting boards are fitted, and the joinery has been installed (kitchen ,vanity and internal stairs etc), and is normally when you will need to pay the last building progress payment prior to completion.

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Fixing and Waterproofing Inspection

Waterproofing is the process of making the bathrooms, balconies and shower areas resistant to water ingress, to protect the sub-structure from leaks and rot. This is normally done using a paint-on type membrane, which forms a water-resistant layer. The NCC/BCA (Building Code of Australia) requires that all wet areas be waterproofed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard, AS 3740 – Waterproofing of Domestic Wet Areas, whereas balconies in accordance with AS 4654 – Waterproofing Membranes For External Above-Ground Use.
Correct Inspections can complete a detailed independent inspection of your new home at the fixing and waterproofing stage and then prepare a detailed report for you that is ready within hours to hand directly to your builder.
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We will check everything that is completed at this stage, including:

  • The plasterboard installation
  • All doors, windows, architraves and skirting boards
  • Waterproofing is complete, and in accordance with the BCA and relevant Australian Standards
  • Brickwork and external cladding if completed
  • Stairs and kitchen joinery
  • Any outstanding items from our previous reports

As mentioned above, this is the last opportunity to inspect your new home prior to painting and tiling, and any defects that exist will be hidden until they become a problem… Also, many builders surprisingly don’t know the waterproofing standards well enough, and rely entirely on untrained and inexperienced contractors, which we see time and time again.

Why conduct fixing and waterproofing inspection

Your builder is far more likely to rectify defects when they are observed by an experienced building inspector and documented in a professional building inspection report.

Correct Inspections can also help you with a follow up reinspection, to help ensure that the defects identified and documented during our inspection stages have actually been rectified. Builders and building supervisors are much more likely to make sure that your new home is properly built when they know an independent expert is watching over them at every stage.

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Upon completion of your home inspection, a detailed and comprehensive inspection report will be provided via email. Click the button below to check out an example of our reports from a recent project.

Our Inspection Process

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Get in touch

Simply fill out the online form with some information about your new home so we can send you a quote.

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Send the documents

Once you accept our quote, we will request the documents and information we will need from you.

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Confirm the booking

Our friendly team will contact either yourself or the builder to confirm the inspection date and time.

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Site inspection

One of our highly experienced inspectors will visit the site of your home to carry out a comprehensive inspection.

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Send the report

Our detailed and easy to understand report will be sent to you via email within a few hours of the inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fixing stage is a contract term that is normally after the doors, architraves, skirtings, and kitchen/bathroom/stair joinery have been installed. Depending on your contract, fixing stage might include basins, sinks and shelving, which is why you should check your building contract to confirm.

All balconies and wet areas in a home, including any ensuite, bathroom, toilet and laundry, must be waterproofed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and Australian standards. Waterproofing is required to prevent water leaking into the wall frames and rooms below, causing significant damage.

This can be very complex, as it depends on numerous factors, such as the flooring type, the type of room, the configuration of the bath or shower, and the types of basins and sinks to be used. We are very experienced with waterproofing, and will be able to confirm it is done correctly during our fixing and waterproofing inspection.

At the fixing and waterproofing inspection, we check everything we possibly can, including the plasterboard installation, doors, windows, architraves and skirtings, all kitchen, bathroom and stair joinery, and most importantly, the waterproofing to all wet areas and balconies.

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