Basement & Foundations Condition
These parts of the building are of major importance. A possible problem could be a serious consequence in the future in terms of cost or even the condition of the whole structure. If you are considering any kind of an investment on a property, it is strongly recommended to ensure the general condition of the basement and its foundations is healthy. Some early signs could be found and traced; therefore you will be advised to take the necessary steps in advance, to ensure elimination of the problem..
This photo shows an example of interior sagging floors, found in a recent inspection.
If uneven flooring has been recently identified in a property, it needs to be closely monitored to determine if it is associated with subsidence of the associated subfloor structure and/ or other structural problems. Unstable soils, poor support design, or waterproofing issue, all damage your property’s foundations and could cause uneven floors.
Another sign of lack of strength are floors that bulge downwards under weight or pressure. This will potentially negatively impact the safety, convenience and property value of the property.