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Crack Houses? Heck, Aussies Have Cracked Houses!


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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Archicentre, the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects, has predicted the heat wave in South Australia will place extreme pressure on many homes that are already suffering cracking due to extended drought and water restrictions.

Jim Jovanovic, Archicentre SA State Manager, said Archicentre’s pre-purchase home inspection statistics show an average 34% of properties across Australia have been damaged by drought, the estimated annual bill likely to be around $1 billion and rising.

“When the soil beneath a building dries up and shrinks from lack of water, it forces the property to move. If the house or apartment is built of brick, it is highly likely to crack,â€

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Evidently Mike is so busy keeping us all up to date on inspection related news that he hasn't seen or heard the coverage on the 11,000 square miles of wild fires and the thousands of homes, and in some cases entire towns, destroyed.


Mike, you need to take a break once in a while.

Nope, except for a soundbite of Obamalangadingdong telling a bevy of reporters yesterday that this country is in a crisis (D'oh, do you think?) I haven't watched the news for days.

Where'd this happen?



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