Guest Blog – Falling down or cracking up?

Guest Blog – Falling down or cracking up?
Subsidence is movement in the ground which causes a property to move or sink downwards, causing a shift in the foundations of a property. This usually happens when a home is built on clay soil; when the water table drops due to a long, dry spell or when water is sucked out of the soil by trees and bushes. The clay starts to shrink and it pulls at the foundations of buildings, causing structural damage. It also occurs where mining has previously taken pl...

Why is getting a Survey so important?

Why is getting a Survey so important?
Discovering a problem in your home is devastating. The immediate thoughts are always: how much will it cost? Is the house going to fall down? How am I going to fix it? Too many people faced with this situation attempt to address it alone, taking advice from someone with a vested interest in stretching the truth (who stands to gain from securing the repair works) and paying over the odds for what could have been a simple solution. This situation is just ...