Given that if a static or structural problem of our building is suspected or critical issues have been detected, it is essential to rely on technicians and specialized personnel, there are certainly easily detectable signals that should alert them.
Outside the building, it is necessary to check if the walls and surfaces near the edges and those at the walls between windows and windows of the various floors are perfectly plumb, that is vertical, precisely because edges and openings are the points of greater weakness of the structure. Gutter Cleaning Wellingborough is also vital.
He will not have to worry about the presence of isolated lesions, such as the breaking of an architrave of a door or a window; the walls or portions of these inclined or bellies are instead revealing of a differential failure.
Recall that the cracks differ from case to case, based on the construction method, the characteristics of the land, the age of the building and the fact that it is in the presence of a reinforced concrete structure or a masonry.
In general, the lesions on the walls appear following a typical diagonal pattern and, in the case of masonry structures, run along the joints of the bricks.
External cracking on a diagonal window An important collapse, since the structure of a house is rigid, almost never produces a single crack but at least one pair, on the façade or on the two adjacent surfaces of a corner, indicating the movement of a block of the masonry.
Horizontal cracks may also appear which accompany the main lesions in the lower part of the floor reinforcements; vertical cracks may appear near the change in the materials that make up the supporting structure. Once all the thickness of the wall has been covered, the lesions can also extend to the floors becoming also cause of water infiltration. Hence, the need for Gutter Cleaning Wellingborough.
Entering the house you will have to check whether the cracks found on the outside are passers-by or not. To do this it will be appropriate, since the internal or external plasters are often much more elastic than the structure or can be detached from it, to remove some of the plaster to check the real state of the underlying walls.
As regards the floors, that is the structure below the floors, the first check is related to the presence of depressions. In fact, the presence of depressions in the central areas indicate that wooden or iron or reinforced concrete beams are insufficient in size or number or in the case of old buildings they are no longer able to support the weight of the floor.