One of the signs that your house and foundation are sitting on top of a sinkhole or shifting sediments, is if there are present cracks in walls. Spring Hill residents should be aware of some of the show signs to determine the extent of damage a crack has on your home. Although this is not a one hundred percent accurate, it will help determine if you need to hire an expert’s opinion for further inspection.
In order to determine how serious a wall crack is, The shape of the crack and the direction it runs needed to be identified. For example, if a homeowner notices vertical cracks in walls, Spring Hill residents should know if it starts where the wall and ceiling meet, it was probably created by the foundation of your home settling after construction.
Consequently however, horizontal lines usually indicate that there is a more serious problem. This might mean there is a problem such as a shifting foundation or even water damage!Stair cracks are harder to identify the source of because they can be either harmless or a sign that there has been some change in the sediment below your house. The only for sure way to determine its cause is to call a technician to perform a core drill test or a soils test.
Besides a house showing cracks in walls, Spring Hill residents should also check their doors and windows and see if they have problems opening or closing. Another sign that their might be a foundation issue is if a door sticks and does not close probably. Also, if a window is being particularly difficult to lock, there could be a sinkhole present.
If you are lucky enough to only have your cracks be surface blemishes and not structural issues, they can be fixed. These cracks can be covered up with drywall putty, sanding tools, and a fresh coat of paint needs to be added to make it good as new.
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