Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector operating in Melbourne since 2004 and has a vast knowledge of Building defects in homes.

A recent building and pest inspection in Black Rock found excessive timber rot under a house which was caused by a leaking bathroom which was leaking at the time of the inspection.

The main cause of leaks in wet areas is inadequate water proofing of the wet areas which is a persistent problem.

To repair wet area and rot defects in a bathroom can range from $3500 to $15,000 and this depends on how extensive the water damage travelled and removal and replacement of tiles.