Are your walls cracking, your floors sinking or your doors jamming? Don't ignore the signs.
What is Subsidence?
In a nutshell, subsidence occurs when the ground underneath a property begins to collapse and takes the building’s foundations with it. This causes one side of the house to sink and those suspect cracks to appear.
small cracks are a common sight in most properties and not all are a cause for concern. All new builds and home extensions will shift slightly as they settle.
Larger cracks radiating from windows, doorways or corners can indicate that your property’s foundations have begun to sink.
How to spot subsidence.
1. Skirting boards separating from the wall: visible gaps suggest that your home could be suffering from some serious movement issues that need remedying.
2. Cracks in walls, paths and driveways: take note of any cracks that form a zig-zag pattern following the mortar lines of your home's brickwork.
3. Sinking or sloping floors: this can indicate that the ground beneath your home is collapsing and urgent attention is required.
1. Skirting boards separating from the wall.
2. Cracks in walls, paths and driveways.
3. Sinking or sloping floors.
4. Cracks forming around window frames of internal walls.
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