A colleague at work has access to a system that provides aerial photographs. He looked up our property and this is what he found – a pictorial story board of our journey from above! The one in January was just days before demolition, and the September 2014 photo 10 days before hand over.
Last weekend the weather in Melbourne was very, very cold. We had hail on Friday afternoon as well as rain. When hubby went out to the house on Saturday the plasterer was there and had discovered that some of the flooring in the hallway had water damage. The box gutter had overflowed when the hail caused a dam and didn’t melt.
On investigation the gutter was still full of hail at 2.30 in the afternoon. It seems the hail had filled up the gutter causing the rain to overflow and leak into the house. There was damage to the floor boards, plastering and insulation. It has taken 4 days to put it right. Because the flooring is tongue and groove, it had to be lifted from one of the bedrooms all the way across to the hallway. Plus skirting boards and architraves had to come off.
Harkaway have said this is only second time this has happened. After the first incident the box gutter design was improved, so this is the first occurrence with the new and improved box gutter.
I hope it’s the last!