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Dallas Home Inspections, Interior Home Maintenance
Dallas Home Inspections, Interior Home Maintenance Maintaning Your Home Series
If you found any cracks in your exterior walls, it is a good idea to look at the same areas from the interior. Cracks in interior walls adjacent to any observed at the exterior may be signs of foundation movement or settlement. When this happens, we recommend hiring a foundation or structural specialist to evaluate the causes.
If foundation repairs are performed, it is a good idea to wait several months before repairing any interior damage like drywall cracks and misaligned doors. After foundation repairs, there may be some final movement or settlement as the structure adjusts to the changes.
As Professional Home Inspectors, we often find homes that have had foundation repairs but the symptoms that lead the homeowner to the foundation repairs, the cracks in wall for example, have not been repaired. Repairing cracks in walls, broken floor tiles, and door alignment are the final steps towards a complete repair.
Most home interiors will need minor repairs even without foundation problems. As a home ages, doors will need adjusted, window guides will need lubrication, ceiling and wall nail pops need repair and general repainting are all part of general ... more
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