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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Foots Cray and Sidcup

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Foots Cray and Sidcup

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Foots Cray and Sidcup) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Foots Cray and Sidcup

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Foots Cray and Sidcup and saw evidence of that windows in the living room did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Foots Cray and Sidcup are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.