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Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by VISIdeal: 2:11pm On Aug 01, 2019
Hi Guys

Lets talk about different kinds of Building decays, some of this decays can lead to building collapse when you notice a defects in your building call a facility company to help check and renovate your building
Building deformity is one of the significant segments of building that required consideration


we are writing this post due to the increase in building collapse in Nigeria
Vis Ideal is a strategic alliance of experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of construction, renovation, civil works, material evaluations, building designs, facility maintenance and positioned to provide adequate and professional services

What is Building dacay: It means decay/waste state of disrepair caused due to continuous neglect, There are many reasons that a building deteriorates, many of them having to do simply with exposure to the elements. Depending on what a building is made of, exposure to weather over time will lend itself to deterioration unless maintenance is regularly performed. Builders should consider the area in which they are building before choosing certain stones and building materials.

Regulation of building construction in Nigeria is done through a statutory authority known as the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria - CORBON, whose function is to establish and oversee the construction industry and coordinate its development.

- Defective development is for the most part a consequence of imperfect building materials, development strategies, poor workmanship, and lacking supervision.
- Most of it can be credited to poor building materials and poor workmanship.
- The rate of imperfect development can be limited by the utilization of value building materials and completions, able laborers, and sufficient supervision.
- Proper correspondence is an essential instrument in building development to give correspondence amongst bosses and development works, appropriate correspondence and collaboration are additionally vital.


Cracking of Walls / Leaning Walls
Fluctuating humidity levels, soil movement and shallow foundations are typically responsible for settling, which may result in cracks in the ceiling or walls. Although generally a cracked wall is nothing to worry about, certain cracks indicate serious structural damage


Erosion of Mortar
Brick and mortar expands and contracts as moisture enters and evaporates, Over time, the natural expansion and contraction of the brick and mortar caused by water infiltration causes erosion, or crumbling of the mortar


Unstable Foundations
Establishments are a piece of a building which disseminates loads from rooftops, dividers and floors on to the earth beneath, They are fundamentally vital to the lasting of a building and if this is missing there is no point of spending substantial wholes of cash on other shallow reclamation work


Roof Defects
Roof Defects Some of the most common defects are: unsealed penetrations; missing roof tiles or shingles; improper underlayment installation; improper slope, lack of flashing, etc If your roof is leaking, resultant damage can occur to both the interior (drywall stains) and structural components of the home or building


Dampness
Structural dampness is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within the structure


honeycombing
Honeycombing is the term used to describe areas of the surface that are coarse and stony, It may be caused by insufficient fine material in the mix, perhaps due to incorrect aggregate grading or poor mixing


Peeling Paint
If your paint is peeling, you'll need to remove the paint in the affected area, Use a wire brush or paint scraper to scrape off all loose paint Make any necessary repairs Once the peeling paint is removed, you might be left with cracks or holes; these should be fixed before you repaint.


Water Seepage
External water seepage could be due to a variety of reasons including cracks on external wall, honey comb concrete, defective sealant at window, defective waterproofing membrane at roof, defective external water and drainage pipes, etc.


Defective Drainage System
Inadequacy in design of drains (such as insufficient diameter of drains, bends too sharp); blockage of drains by rubbish/sand collected in the system especially in bends or traps; insufficient number or deterioration of brackets leading to hammering and breakage of supply pipes; blockage of open joints such as hoppers of down pipes by plants or rubbish; or unauthorized additions overloading the drainage system are the causes of broken pipes



Defective Electric Installation
Failure of fuse or circuit breaker; earth leakage or overloading; and uneven distribution of phases or inadequate earth bonding will lead to damage of the electrical installation and fire


Defective Water Pipe
Blockage or leakage of components of the supply system such as pipes or valves; rusty pipes or dirty supply tanks; pump failure, breakage of supply pipe; defective water tanks, pipes (pipe joints) or valves; defective or missing water tank cover; leakage in the system after water meters; and defective water pumps; or undue water pressure.


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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by thesicilian: 2:14pm On Aug 01, 2019
Very educating write up.
I'm certain cases of building collapse will be very rare if most Nigerian landlords will improve on their maintenance culture. Tenants too should do away with the mentality of "it's not my house". As long as you live in an apartment, even if for a short period of time, try and make sure the place is in optimal condition because at the end of the day, if the building collapses, it is you and your family that will bear most of the losses.

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by VISIdeal: 2:21pm On Aug 01, 2019
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by VISIdeal: 2:42pm On Aug 01, 2019
thesicilian:
Very educating write up.
I'm certain cases of building collapse will be very rare if most Nigerian landlords will improve on their maintenance culture. Tenants too should do away with the mentality of "it's not my house". As long as you live in an apartment, even if for a short period of time, try and make sure the place is in optimal condition because at the end of the day, if the building collapses, it is you and your family that will bear most of the losses.

lalasticlala
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by VISIdeal: 3:45pm On Aug 01, 2019
thesicilian:
Very educating write up.
I'm certain cases of building collapse will be very rare if most Nigerian landlords will improve on their maintenance culture. Tenants too should do away with the mentality of "it's not my house". As long as you live in an apartment, even if for a short period of time, try and make sure the place is in optimal condition because at the end of the day, if the building collapses, it is you and your family that will bear most of the losses.

Nigerians tend to ignore things believing it not theirs, thats why all this building are decaying

lalasticlala

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Sisqoman(m): 4:54pm On Aug 01, 2019
What caused all this is stingy! if you give the work to the competent house builder, like real estate management, valuer's, I'm sure building collapse will not be happen at all

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by nurex01(m): 4:56pm On Aug 01, 2019
Hmm! see wonder o.
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Bustincole(m): 4:56pm On Aug 01, 2019
God help us all ooo

Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Nobody: 4:56pm On Aug 01, 2019
grin
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Nobody: 4:57pm On Aug 01, 2019
may God dey save man pikin o

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by dipseacon: 4:57pm On Aug 01, 2019
OP thank you so much, but don't you think trying to outline all the common defects will inadvertently affect the activities of urban and regional planners as well as trying to savage the severe issues architects have to comprehend what I just typed like you?
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Celebsnews: 4:58pm On Aug 01, 2019
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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by jjules1: 4:58pm On Aug 01, 2019
Nice thread
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by caseyjones(m): 5:00pm On Aug 01, 2019
op what do u want us to do now?we should leave our houses so you can get us new ones.BTW who is d cause
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Jcole1985(m): 5:00pm On Aug 01, 2019
A little bit of reduction in population is okay in Nigeria....We have more than enough.Just take some from the North

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by DameB(f): 5:00pm On Aug 01, 2019
So how do people prevent these?
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Triniti(m): 5:01pm On Aug 01, 2019
Nigerians don’t build with quality material. Builders will mix one tipper of sand with a bag of cement, you hang your split unit ac, go to work and come back in the evening to meet it on the ground. We have a very poor taste in architecture

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by FEGNO: 5:04pm On Aug 01, 2019
Can someone please advice me. I am currently building a duplex in Onitsha. We are at the point of sand filling prior to doing the german floor or DPC. Now I am wondering if to sand fill with laterite or use sharp sand if cost are close.
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by DameB(f): 5:04pm On Aug 01, 2019
thesicilian:
Very educating write up.
I'm certain cases of building collapse will be very rare if most Nigerian landlords will improve on their maintenance culture. Tenants too should do away with the mentality of "it's not my house". As long as you live in an apartment, even if for a short period of time, try and make sure the place is in optimal condition because at the end of the day, if the building collapses, it is you and your family that will bear most of the losses.

Maintenance is even going too far, how about following international standards and building with quality materials in the first place...
Imagine columns(pillars) rings having over 300mm spacing and even using 10mm diameter rods for the load bearing rods, for storey building....
Using a bag of cement for over 60 sandcrete blocks...
Not calculating load bearing capacity based on intended use... A flat upstairs intended for a small family gets hired by a church with over 50 members, who jump during service... Minus the big generators vibrating o
Just to mention a few....

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by DameB(f): 5:09pm On Aug 01, 2019
FEGNO:
Can someone please advice me. I am currently building a duplex in Onitsha. We are at the point of sand filling prior to doing the german floor or DPC. Now I am wondering if to sand fill with laterite or use sharp sand if cost are close.

Laterite....

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by frozen70(f): 5:17pm On Aug 01, 2019
80% house in lagos falls into this category
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Legendguru: 5:25pm On Aug 01, 2019
oh
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by mu2sa2: 6:25pm On Aug 01, 2019
I have seen plastic sheets being spread before flooring - is this enough to prevent dampness from rising above floor level.
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by RalphFortune(m): 6:40pm On Aug 01, 2019
FEGNO:
Can someone please advice me. I am currently building a duplex in Onitsha. We are at the point of sand filling prior to doing the german floor or DPC. Now I am wondering if to sand fill with laterite or use sharp sand if cost are close.
You can use laterite sand (red mud) to fill it to some level and then use those river Niger sharp sands at the top for strong and good compression
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by help9: 6:49pm On Aug 01, 2019
Hmmm
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by emmanwandud(m): 6:58pm On Aug 01, 2019
FEGNO:
Can someone please advice me. I am currently building a duplex in Onitsha. We are at the point of sand filling prior to doing the german floor or DPC. Now I am wondering if to sand fill with laterite or use sharp sand if cost are close.
Laterite is the best,after which you compress it with hard core rock and rammer.b4 the final DPC casting.

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by zizzley(m): 7:40pm On Aug 01, 2019
Dampness is very common on most Nigerian buildings
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Bbbwings: 8:16pm On Aug 01, 2019
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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by Softenergy(m): 8:49pm On Aug 01, 2019
Having a solid foundation it where cracks in buildings starts plus improper concrete aggregate, period of curing which must not be less than 21days under good sunlight.
You observe a situation where foundation concrete is cast, and the next day blocks are laid upon from henceforth you got a weak foundation.

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Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by dropvolley: 9:10pm On Aug 01, 2019
Many thanks for this write up.

How can structural dampness be treated?
Re: Common Building Defects In Nigeria | Vis Ideal Concept by igbanbajo(m): 7:23am On Aug 02, 2019
VISIdeal:
Hi Guys

Lets talk about different kinds of Building decays, some of this decays can lead to building collapse when you notice a defects in your building call a facility company to help check and renovate your building
Building deformity is one of the significant segments of building that required consideration


we are writing this post due to the increase in building collapse in Nigeria
Vis Ideal is a strategic alliance of experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of construction, renovation, civil works, material evaluations, building designs, facility maintenance and positioned to provide adequate and professional services

What is Building dacay: It means decay/waste state of disrepair caused due to continuous neglect, There are many reasons that a building deteriorates, many of them having to do simply with exposure to the elements. Depending on what a building is made of, exposure to weather over time will lend itself to deterioration unless maintenance is regularly performed. Builders should consider the area in which they are building before choosing certain stones and building materials.

Regulation of building construction in Nigeria is done through a statutory authority known as the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria - CORBON, whose function is to establish and oversee the construction industry and coordinate its development.

- Defective development is for the most part a consequence of imperfect building materials, development strategies, poor workmanship, and lacking supervision.
- Most of it can be credited to poor building materials and poor workmanship.
- The rate of imperfect development can be limited by the utilization of value building materials and completions, able laborers, and sufficient supervision.
- Proper correspondence is an essential instrument in building development to give correspondence amongst bosses and development works, appropriate correspondence and collaboration are additionally vital.


Cracking of Walls / Leaning Walls
Fluctuating humidity levels, soil movement and shallow foundations are typically responsible for settling, which may result in cracks in the ceiling or walls. Although generally a cracked wall is nothing to worry about, certain cracks indicate serious structural damage


Erosion of Mortar
Brick and mortar expands and contracts as moisture enters and evaporates, Over time, the natural expansion and contraction of the brick and mortar caused by water infiltration causes erosion, or crumbling of the mortar


Unstable Foundations
Establishments are a piece of a building which disseminates loads from rooftops, dividers and floors on to the earth beneath, They are fundamentally vital to the lasting of a building and if this is missing there is no point of spending substantial wholes of cash on other shallow reclamation work


Roof Defects
Roof Defects Some of the most common defects are: unsealed penetrations; missing roof tiles or shingles; improper underlayment installation; improper slope, lack of flashing, etc If your roof is leaking, resultant damage can occur to both the interior (drywall stains) and structural components of the home or building


Dampness
Structural dampness is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within the structure


honeycombing
Honeycombing is the term used to describe areas of the surface that are coarse and stony, It may be caused by insufficient fine material in the mix, perhaps due to incorrect aggregate grading or poor mixing


Peeling Paint
If your paint is peeling, you'll need to remove the paint in the affected area, Use a wire brush or paint scraper to scrape off all loose paint Make any necessary repairs Once the peeling paint is removed, you might be left with cracks or holes; these should be fixed before you repaint.


Water Seepage
External water seepage could be due to a variety of reasons including cracks on external wall, honey comb concrete, defective sealant at window, defective waterproofing membrane at roof, defective external water and drainage pipes, etc.


Defective Drainage System
Inadequacy in design of drains (such as insufficient diameter of drains, bends too sharp); blockage of drains by rubbish/sand collected in the system especially in bends or traps; insufficient number or deterioration of brackets leading to hammering and breakage of supply pipes; blockage of open joints such as hoppers of down pipes by plants or rubbish; or unauthorized additions overloading the drainage system are the causes of broken pipes



Defective Electric Installation
Failure of fuse or circuit breaker; earth leakage or overloading; and uneven distribution of phases or inadequate earth bonding will lead to damage of the electrical installation and fire


Defective Water Pipe
Blockage or leakage of components of the supply system such as pipes or valves; rusty pipes or dirty supply tanks; pump failure, breakage of supply pipe; defective water tanks, pipes (pipe joints) or valves; defective or missing water tank cover; leakage in the system after water meters; and defective water pumps; or undue water pressure.


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