Five Tips To Quickly Recognize Serious Structural Problems – Home Inspection Tips For Denver-boulder
Home Inspection Tips from the Field Scott Home Inspection
Five tips to quickly recognize serious structural problems
Serious structural problems in houses are not very common, but when they occur they can be difficult & costly to repair. These tips wont turn you into a home inspector, but it will give you some of the common indicators of structural concerns. In these cases, a structural engineer should be called out to investigate further and provide a professional opinion.
Tip 1 – Leaning House
Take a macro-look at the home from across the street is the house obviously tilting or leaning, or one edge of the home separating?
Tip 2 Exterior Walls & Entries
Look for areas of wall separation greater than in size
Check the Chimney area well – is the chimney separating from the home?
Tip 3 Doors & Windows
Do doors and windows open freely? Look for cracks around the edges of windows and doors, and for sagging lintels on brick homes.
Tip 4 Floors & Walls