Understanding cracks Home Inspectors are trained to classify cracks Most buildings crack, but when should you become concerned? Most houses in South Africa will sooner or later develop wall cracks. Most of these cracks are not serious and can be ascribed to slight settlement of the foundations, mortar shrinkage, or slight roof movement. However, some […]
Structural issues such as cracks can be problematic does the line for property owners. Understanding foundations, superstructure and roofing components are important for home owners and buyers alike.
Roof replacement or repair Some older house roofs in South Africa need replacement rather than repair. A home inspection will help identify if roof replacement or roof maintenance is the best option. Much of South Africa’s housing stock is in the older suburbs, which were established before or soon after the Second World War. These
The disaster last night when a reported 100 people at St Francis Bay lost their homes in a run-away fire should be a wake-up call for all South African home owners . John Graham, CEO of the home inspection company HouseCheck says the increasing use of thatch for house roofs and also for garden