It is vital that every few years you have your house professionally checked and that you have a home renovation done every ten years or so to fix any problems that may have occurred in your home. Failing to do so may result in these same problems becoming so big that they may become no longer fixable and your house may become a safety hazard for you and your family.
Have your home checked by the professionals
It is important that you have a structural engineer check your house from time to time. If you notice small cracks starting to form on your floor or your walls, house releveling services in Sydney may need to be done as that is a result of the foundation not being strong enough. In some cases, these cracks may not be visible to the naked eye as they are almost hairline cracks which will be sure to widen with time however a professional structural engineer will know exactly where to look and therefore will find cracks even when you as a lay person has failed to do so.
Although it may not sound like it is a fairly basic procedure for house underpinning in Sydney and is a lot more common than you might think. The sinking of a foundation is not always caused by bad workmanship. Sometimes, due to the soil and the land itself, the ground tends to sink on its own causing your foundation to slightly sink and thereby causing these hairline cracks. This is most common in houses built on land that was once a marsh land.
In many cases, these filled up marsh lands were filled so long ago that new land buyers or home buyers will not even know that the land they are buying or the land on which the house they are buying is built was once a marshy land. With marshy land such as this, there is almost a guaranteed chance that the land will slowly sink with time and therefore that cracks will form on the ground of the house. However, if these cracks and small errors are routinely checked and remedied, there is no immediately safety risk to the people living in the house.
If you are a land owner who intends to build a new home, you may want to consider doing some research on the history of the land in question before you consider building. You should be able to get the relevant information at your local municipal council and if you find your land was once a marsh land, you will be able to take prior precautions when building your home.