It always seems that right before you decide to put your house on the market you notice a range of structural issues with your property.
Structural faults can range in severity, but can impact your ability to sell your house – not many people want to buy a property and invest heavily in fixing any issues.
Before you put your house on the market, here are some of the most important structural repair considerations you should think about.
Addressing old or leaky roofs
A leaky roof can quickly lead to damp, rotten wooden beams, and a range of other structural issues. Check for any damage on your roof, and inspect your walls and wooden beams for signs of dampness or rot.
If your flooring is sinking, cracking, or swelling it could be an indication of water damage or more sinister issues – like subsidence.
Cracks around your property’s exterior
Large cracks around your home’s exterior can be a sign of subsidence, which can be a serious issue if left unattended.
Look out for cracks that are wider than 3mm or that are wider at the top than they are at the bottom.
Cracks along the walls or ceiling inside your home
Not every crack means you have structural damage, but it could be a warning sign that you should inspect closely.
Small cracks could be caused by the natural swelling and shrinking of your home but could be a result of larger structural problems that you will need to address before you can start thinking about selling your home.
Uneven gaps on your windows and door
If you notice that your windows and doors look like they’re pulling away from the walls around them, this is an early sign that your house is starting to shift and that there is structural damage that you should get surveyed.
Windows and doors are often the first places to show signs of any damage, so pay close attention to these as your first priority.
Early signs of damage can also include doors and windows that aren’t closing or locking properly.
Get your home ready for sale with Structural Repairs
If you’ve noticed any of the above issues with your home, it may be time to call in specialist structural repair engineers.
At Structural Repairs, we can help you fix a range of structural issues to get your home ready to go up for sale.