Signs Of Structural Damage…
Identifying the signs of structural damage when purchasing a home can save you plenty of heartache and money further down the line.
- There are two main causes of structural damage: sinking foundations and invasive tree root damage
- Leaky pipes and blocked soak wells are the most common causes in sandy areas
- Signs of structural damage in sandy areas include cracks in the walls, uneven floors and expanding cracks in the ground, common north and south of Perth
- Broken pipes and tree roots are the main causes of damage in clay areas, mostly found in the hills and far south of Perth
- Signs of structural damage in clay areas include tree roots which have spread out seeking water
- Much damage is easily and affordably remedied
- Sinking foundations are mostly caused by leaking pipes, where the ground underneath the footings subsiding due to excess moisture
- It is recommended that home owners are proactive and have their pipes checked every two years to prevent further damage occurring
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