This is a house located near the beach. It is on Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW. The house is a three bedroom house and is listed in real estate property. The fault noted in construction s that the house seems to be ill suited for the corrosive effects of being near the sea. The saline nature of the environment wreaks corrosive effects on the house.
The construction is perceived to be faulty, because the weathering of the construction is seen. The pavement for car parking has been degraded and is broken. The backyard is seen to suffer the effects of environmental degradation too, and the balcony being directly exposed to the sea air lacks the necessary support for the wooden structures. Saline environments cause twice much damage on buildings (Melchers, et al, 2006).
Materials and Properties contributing to the failure:
The materials that are directly contributing to the failure of the building are the wooden structures used and the steel framework used for the house. Both are subject to the salinity and the environmental factors surrounding the house.
Possible reasons for deterioration:
Some of the possible reasons of weakening of the wooden structure are because of weathering. The roof and the roof extension are the protection layer for the house, “The roof is your home’s first line of defence against Australia’s harsh environment and it cops a beating” (Boral, 2014).
Environmental Factors: Although weather protective painting is applied on it, there are could still be issues with how far the structure will sustain under weathering. The deterioration could happen over years, but it could also be exacerbated based on the actual remedial measures that are taken to protect the construction. The house will suffer the normal will suffer normal atmospheric elements such as the wind, the rain and the sun and in addition will also have to face the corrosion that is introduced by the saline environment. The entire structure, the claddings, the external fabric and more bear this fault arising from the need of more environmental protective materials applications.