Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector took the above photograph during one of his building inspections in Middle Park.  It depicts damp and age damage to a masonry brick wall.

Some older homes we see during our building inspections in Melbourne show deterioration of masonry bricks and mortar on lower walls.   This is normally caused by rising damp or excess damp penetration over time, poor drainage or can even be caused by the down pipe flowing directly onto a wall. Mr Inspector checks these issues during the building inspection and investigates to ascertain the likely cause.