How To Look At A House
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about House Wall Cracks
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Cracks are scary omens. They might be caused by harmless flexing due to seasonal temperature and moisture changes or could be the first signal of big structural problems building in a wall. It doesn’t take an expert to recognize that the house shown above has foundation failure, due in this case to sinkhole activity, but the early symptoms are usually subtle and easy to miss unless you know how to look for them.
We suggest you start with the first two articles about recognizing structural problems and places to look for cracks, then choose the more specific articles about the types of cracks you have found.
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