Subsidence is a word that strikes fear to the heart of many a homeowner. Though it should of course be a consideration and something your home insurance should cover, we find that many of our clients worry unnecessarily. We have written articles that try to explain when people should and shouldn't be worried about the cracks in their home and whether they are evidence of subsidence.
Is my house subsiding?
We can’t tell you how many times in a month we get a call from a homeowner expressing concern about cracks in their walls. In fact, people often tell us their house has cracked over the weekend. It hasn’t. What has happened is that you suddenly start noticing cracks because you’re looking for them and assume that they are all new.
Here we explain what subsidence is and how you can identify if you should worry … Read more...