Are your homes foundations safe?

The structure and foundation of your home is what keeps it standing, with such strong frames and a solid appearance it is hard to believe that your house may have unsafe foundations. The usual signs of a poor foundation show in walls as cracks, and also with difficulty opening and closing your windows, but what causes this to happen? Other than a natural disaster or mass flooding there are other causes to a poor foundation.

The soil type the property is based on can play a huge role in altering the safety of your home, Clay soil can absorb water and expand, moving the structure and causing weaknesses in the building. Erosion is another common cause of unsafe foundations, usually due to a poor drainage system and uncontrolled water systems.

Poor construction in general, will cause the structure of the building to be jeopardised. With many companies trying to complete jobs quickly, leads faulty homes and problems later on.