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Robotic Inspections New Zealand https://www.rinz.kiwi RINZ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:45:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.rinz.kiwi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-2023-01-32x32.png Robotic Inspections New Zealand https://www.rinz.kiwi 32 32 Exceptional quality in Sumner https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/exceptional-quality-in-sumner/ https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/exceptional-quality-in-sumner/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 01:53:45 +0000 https://www.rinz.kiwi/?p=155 Timber framed 1910’s built residential dwelling founded on concrete perimeter ring beam with rubble infill and concrete internal piles. It is always exciting to assess properties with a bit of history. This 200sqm timber-framed dwelling in Sumner was built in the early 1910s to a very high standard. Each pile was specifically designed, reflecting the load model of the framework. They used Rimu bearers what are still in incredible conditions, just like the piles. We wish all the properties were still in such good condition like this masterpiece. 

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Piling in St Albans https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/piling-in-st-albans/ https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/piling-in-st-albans/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 01:45:02 +0000 https://www.rinz.kiwi/?p=140 Timber framed 1920’s built residential dwelling founded on concrete perimeter ring beam with rubble infill and concrete internal piles. Another story of a repaired house what was not repaired to anything close to an acceptable standard. The house is a cozy, home of our lovely client. Our findings surprised the property owners. Some piles have been replaced (to a slightly different location), some packed with non-compliant timber waste and fiber-cement sheet boards. The base plate on the perimeter ring beam has also been packed with the same cement-sheet boards.

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Failed Foundation in Richmond https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/failed-foundation-in-richmond/ https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/failed-foundation-in-richmond/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 01:38:51 +0000 https://www.rinz.kiwi/?p=127 Slightly aged 1930’s Timber framed family house in Richmond, founded on concrete perimeter ring beam (with rubble infill) and a mixture of concrete and stone piles. A young family renting this property were concerned about the condition of the foundation system, because of the floor being springy, uneven. Further on, they were concerned about possible mould issues affecting their health conditions.   The extent of the damage was evident already from the first walk over. The perimeter ring beam was cracked and separated and rotated (>100mm) in multiple elevations  After a couple of minutes; our Robot spent under the house; it was evident that the conditions down under are just as severe as we expected initially. We discovered ~500mm wide ground cracks, liquefaction, Piles collapsed in the ground cracks, piles sloping, rotten floor construction, and the list can still go on. We hope that the property owner did something about it because this house was not structurally sound. 

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1950’s Residential Dwelling https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/1950s-residential-dwelling/ https://www.rinz.kiwi/2019/06/28/1950s-residential-dwelling/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 01:23:46 +0000 https://www.rinz.kiwi/?p=113 Stunning 1950’s Multi-story residential dwelling founded on an un-reinforced concrete perimeter ring beam. The property owner suspected to have some issues with the quality of the post-earthquake repair works, therefore engaged Robotic Inspections NZ to assess the subfloor element conditions. Based on the external conditions, we were expecting some issues with the piles since the foundations have been already repaired, but the levels were still out by 90mm.  The assessment discovered multiple shocking issues, such as piles been packed (with non-compliant timber packers) up to approximately ~250mm, removed piles, cracked piles, and other pressing issues. Take a look at the photos below.

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