Our home. It’s not just a house, but a place where we can retreat after a long day at the office. It offers more than just shelter from the elements, but a place to entertain guests, relax, or make memories with our loved ones. But, if you walk into your home and find yourself concerned about home and structural repairs, then it might not be as relaxing as you would like.
Whether your home is just a few years old or has been there for decades, there are likely some repairs needed. In fact, the older a home is, the more likely repairs will be necessary. If you aren’t sure what type of repairs you might be facing – or perhaps you want to be pre-emptive and update elements that could be problematic, then use this guide and do a quick home inspection and see how your home stacks up.
Common Home Interior Concerns that Indicate Structural Repairs May be Needed for Charlotte Homes
- Sloping or Sagging Floors – This typically occurs near the center of the house due to perimeter walls that being built more solidly on the foundation. The interior walls are often supported primarily by support beams and joist. These beams and joist can settle with time and cause the floor to sag or slope. It can be repaired, but it is not typically a DIY job.
- Crawl Space – Although one can argue that the crawl space is an exterior repair, it does affect the interior. The crawl space under the house can be affected by the elements, as well as by water leaks, and humidity. When this space is damaged, it too, can cause the floors to sag. There are a variety of ways to repair a crawl space ranging from adding a vapor barrier to implementing new beams or foundational supports.
- Doors and Windows – If your home’s doors and windows have begun to stick, or not close as easily as they once did it could be something as simple as age and humidity, or it could have to do with structural needs.
- Cracks in The Walls – If you have begun noticing cracks in the sheetrock above door frames or windows in your home, then you will want to have someone check out your home’s foundation. In most cases, this is caused by a shift in the home’s beams, joists or other structural element.
- Tiles Lifting or Cracking – If your once pristine tile floor is showing hairline cracks in the grout or tile, it might be nothing, or it could be an early warning that a structural concern is afoot (or underfoot!).
When it comes to your home, you don’t want it to be a place that causes you worry. By addressing concerns before they become big problems you can enjoy many years in your home. If you did a walk-through of your home and noticed any of these interior concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Sherrill Structural Repair team today.