A chartered surveyor will be able to work out whether or not there is subsidence and what the likely cause is.
You may also need specialist geological and drain surveys. Moving soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.
If you spot any of the following problems and can not find a reason for them, get specialist help as soon as possible. If it is subsidence, the sooner it is diagnosed the better.
There could be movement in the ground beneath your home if you find:
- New or expanding cracks in plasterwork
- New or expanding cracks in outside brickwork
- Doors or windows sticking for no particular reason
- Rippling wallpaper that isn’t caused by damp
This guide will help you get the right advice.
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