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CHECK FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN A HOUSE


HOW TO CHECK FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN A HOUSE

Knowing how to check for signs of structural damage in your house is important as these signs are usually indications of major structural issues. When you identify such faults in your home structure, it would help to reduce repair costs and ensure your safety and those of your loved ones.


HERE WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN INSPECTING FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE:


  1. Dry mud tubes: When you see dry mud tubes around the wooden structures of your walls and foundations, it can usually mean that termites and insects are eating away at your house. It is important to check for such signs at least twice a year and employ strategies to eliminate these pests.

  2. Your floors are uneven: If you notice that your floors suddenly become crooked and slope at a weird angle, this might mean that one of the essential frameworks supporting the building has either weakened or completely broken. In this case, you might want to contact an expert or a structural engineer to rectify this.

  3. Cracks in the wall: Cracks on walls are easily ignored but can indicate a fault in the foundation of your building. You should pay close attention to cracks that arise close to windows and those that run between doors and walls.


Other signs you can watch out for are cracks in your chimney, roof leaks, bulging walls and gaps in your window and door frames. You should ensure to rectify such faults sooner rather than later.


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SOURCES:


https://buyersask.com/interior/floors/how-to-check-if-your-floor-is-sloping-level-or-sagging-when-serious/


https://www.jandmroofing.com/how-to-check-if-my-roof-is-leaking


https://actioninspections.com.au/what-causes-cracks-in-walls-action-property-inspections/

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