Building Foundation Problems
FOUNDATION AND CRACKING PROBLEMS
When considering foundation and cracking problems, it’s true that you cannot rule out the fact that simple human error could be to blame. This could be due to several reasons, including:
incorrect foundation depth or steel reinforcing positioning
incorrect foundation design and strength
shortcuts being taken during construction
It’s also possible that the passage of time has led to the problem. This is particularly true when considering the effect of large trees on, or even near, a property. They have certainly been known to adversely affect the external walls of many Melbourne properties. It’s not always appreciated when planting initially small trees that their roots can often extend twice the distance of the eventual height of that tree. Therefore, as time passes, if a tree were to grow up to thirty metres in height, then the roots could travel up to sixty metres under the ground.
These, and other foundation-affecting problems, are never going to simply go away – no matter how homeowners might wish that this were the case. The prudent course of action, should you suspect such foundation and cracking problems, is to order an expert inspection, carried out as soon as possible. This can clearly highlight areas to be dealt with – or, in your best-case scenario, simply provide peace of mind.
Our Buywise inspectors are hugely experienced in the problems often encountered in many properties right across Melbourne and our suburbs. With over three thousand inspections carried out in this area each year, and over 50,000 satisfied clients, such expertise can be brought to bear to offer expert assessment of your potential property problem.
The first step is to Contact Us – and we’ll provide a great value quote and offer our first available appointment time – or agree to one to suit you. So, if it’s time to assess a potential problem, Buywise is ready to help.