DIY home handyman work is very common. This photo was taken by our leading building inspector at a pre purchase property inspection in Langwarrin.
Although this defect is not considered a major issue, it usually means that more dodgy building work will be found. The person who installed this downpipe was obviously short on materials or maybe they thought it looked good! This many bends in a downpipe will definitely cause blockages. The house was surrounded by large gum trees and all the gutters were full of debris including the downpipe. Roof plumbing is so important. Keeping roof cladding, gutters and downpipes free from blockages is an essential part of home maintenance.
If you are buying a house in Langwarrin and need a pre purchase building inspection call BIA today!