HDB Explores the 2 New Repair Methods For Ceiling Leaks
The Housing and also Advancement Board (HDB) has actually been exploring new innovations to improve existing fixing approaches for ceiling leakages, said Priest of State for National Development Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Tuesday (2 February).
Actually, two brand-new repair service methods have been determined– specifically, superimposing waterproofing membrane layer system and also nanotechnology waterproofing system.
These brand-new approaches give “different repair service choices for citizens that do not wish to hack their toilet floor tiles or who favor keeping the existing coatings in their commodes”, claimed Faishal.
For complicated as well as reoccurring issues that are incapable to be corrected by professionals, HDB will certainly “assist in the investigations and offer recommendations where feasible”, he added.
He was replying to MP Liang Eng Hwa (PAP-Bukit Panjang SMC) and MP Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap’s (WP-Aljunied) inquiries amid current spates of complaints on ceiling leakages and external wall surface seepage.
Liang inquired about HDB’s method to aid the flat occupants.
Faishal discussed that the responsibility for repair work on ceiling leakages which happen as a result of damage gradually will be shared jointly between the reduced and also upper-floor flat owners.
He noted that both the reduced and also upper-floor level proprietors would certainly have “to collectively explore and also carry out the repair work”.
“Most of the times, leaks can be agreeably resolved when level owners exercise good understanding as well as accept each other,” he claimed.
“In cases where the leak is caused by damage, HDB may offer support with fixings and also co-share the price of repair services under the Goodwill Repair Service Aid (GRA) scheme,” he included.
Under the system, 50% of the ceiling leakage repair service expense will certainly be paid for by the HDB, while the other 50% will certainly be equally shared between the reduced and upper-floor level owners.
But if the leak at the lower-floor results from remodelings done at the upper-floor level, then the upper-floor flat owner will be “completely responsible for remedying the leak and bearing the complete fixing price”.
For ceiling leaks happening at top floor systems, Faishal claimed the town council will be accountable for attending to the leakage given that the roof forms part of the common property.
The outside walls of HDB blocks likewise create part of common residential property managed by town councils.
“As they undergo wear and tear over time, town councils are encouraged to maintain them in good condition by performing normal repair and maintenance where required,” stated Faishal.
In responding to Faisal’s question on whether HDB will think about presenting a national program for exterior repair work of aging HDB blocks, Faishal claimed there are presently no such plans since such problems can be avoided via regular upkeep by town councils.
He exposed that HDB assists community councils by co-sharing 50% of the façade repair prices.
From the 2nd half of 2021, the Building and Building and Construction Authority will certainly call for a Periodic Frontage Examination “to be carried out for all structures above two decades old and also above 13 meters in elevation”.
“The objective is to enhance public security, by facilitating the early detection of prospective problems and the prompt repair service of façades,” stated Faishal.
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