Sealing exterior stress cracks. Need a home inspection?
Sealing exterior stress cracks. Need a home inspection? Hello and thanks for reading this post today is about something we find allot on a home inspection, especially in Clermont where the soil can be very Clay heavy. This can allow water to drain too quickly or will hold water too often. This causes the soil to expand and contract too often leaving areas where the foundation and slab may be weakened.
A gutter system redirects the water at least 6′ from the slab thus allowing safe drainage and protecting the future condition of the foundation.
Allot of times if the home doesn’t have a gutter system we will see these cracks in the joints of the block in a stairway fashion on the exterior block and stucco siding.
In the event of a major foundation movement there are other examples such as windows not operating easily or sticking,
cracks on the interior drywall more above headers, doors, or window corners – Also look at cracks in the flooring!!!