Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
External inspections should be performed by a homeowner-to-be before even stepping foot in the residence and maybe getting distracted by the residence features and decor. Sings of foundation problems or previous foundation repairs are easy to be spotted outdoor just as well as indoor.
1 - As the homeowner-to-be approaches the interested residence, check for large vegetation growing close to the house and ask the homeowner if there are any root barriers installed between the house and the vegetation.
2 – If there is a fireplace, check the immediate vicinities of the fireplace structure, especially if brinks have been used. Since that would be one of the heaviest features of the house, stress and cracks are more visible.
3 – Look for exposed foundations or ground pulling away from the slab. This is an indication of poor irrigation. When the support ground pulls away from the slab, foundations tend to fail and crack.
4 - The road in front and, if present, an alley drive is always a good idea. Check for large cracks on the road, sidewalk and back alley. Talk with some of the neighbors if possible to find out if their residence have had foundation problems.
5 - When approaching the front door, look for signs of cracks around the door’s frame and the door’s corners. The homeowner-to-be should open and close the front door a few times to make sure the door is not out of level or sticking to the frame. These can be signs of the foundation having moved.
Premier Foundation Repair Inc.
3767 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75244