It is not uncommon for buildings to develop cracks. The inspectors here at Building Inspections Melbourne recently attended a property in Carlton that had a few large cracks appear across two downstairs rooms. The home owners told us they had started small, however, they had noticed that they were getting gradually bigger, causing some of the rendering to fall off. We were called to ascertain the cause and extent of the damage, and to advise on what the home owners could do to fix the problem.
Cracking in homes and businesses across Melbourne is not uncommon, and may occur for a number of reasons including aging of the property, concrete cancer, poor building design or workmanship, excessive ground movement, or environmental changes. Cracking doesn’t mean the end of the world for your home, but it can be structurally dangerous and so it is best to err on the side of caution. How bad the diagnosis is depends on the positioning of the cracks, how big they are, the shape, whether there continues to be further cracking, and the cause of the cracking to begin with.
It is very important for home owners to remember that whenever there is structural cracking that is quite significant or seems to worsen significantly over time, give yourself peace of mind by calling a qualified building inspector. Here at Building Inspections Melbourne, our team will know exactly what to look for when it comes to the cause of the problem, and we will spot anything that would otherwise been missed by someone who is untrained. Call our team today on 1300 662 101.