Identifying a Structural Problem in Your Home

When evaluating a home’s structural integrity it is important to evaluate the totality of the structural system by looking for two out of three conditions: 1) exterior cracks greater than 1/4 inch in size with deflection, 2) pattern of windows and or doors which bind in their frames, and 3) signs of stress on the interior of the home such as cracks above door or window frames. A home manifesting only one of the three conditions is more than likely structurally sound, even with a few visible cracks in either the foundation or interior walls. Whereas, if you find you home has 2 or more of these conditions the home may have a structural problem and you’ll want to investigate the potential scope and impact to you as a potential homeowner.

Home with Structural Problem

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