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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 essential, as these signs usually indicate significant structural issues. Identifying such faults in your home structure will help 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 essential to check for such signs at least twice yearly 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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