When the tenants first noticed that render was beginning to fall from the building, it's possible little was thought of it. However, as the process accelerated and larger chunks started falling and water started leaking into internal spaces, it became apparent to tenants and owners alike that something had to change.
Phase 1 - Issue Identification The body corporate made touch with us and requested a site inspection and a subsequent building report which identified the issues at hand and what needed to be rectified. With our report tendered, the owners realised the magnitude of work required and requested us to put out a tender for the works. With our recommendation made, a structural rectification specialist was appointed. Located on Marrickville Road - a busy commercial area - access and repair work is somewhat difficult. We will be working the appointed company to ensure the ongoing safety of building tenants and foot and vehicular traffic in the vicinity.
Phase 2 - Ongoing works Having attended the site the following issues have been identified as requiring immediate attention:
Significant structural distress
Failed slab membranes
Water ingress through membranes
Water Ingress through poorly installed windows
Requires installation of brick ties
New, correctly installed flashings
Phase 3 - Completion of works Extensive facade restoration have been an ongoing concern for this building since the project kicked off. Bellmont's progressive investigations on the building have revealed severe structural deficiencies on each elevation. We have designed solutions and managed the implementation of these, ranging from the support of 4 levels of load bearing brickwork to the introduction of lateral restraints and stress relieve locations of the facade. Furthermore, weatherproofing deficiencies in the original construction have plagued the building and Bellmont has been required to scope and design cavity flashing installations to ensure that water is excluded from the facade.