Several reasons and reasons can cause unwanted openings in walls or wall cracks ( รอยร้าว ผนัง which is the term in Thai ), ceilings, and floors, ranging from the simplest to the most complex. Learn how to avoid them below.
- Be Careful With The Materials Used To Avoid Retractions
When mortar, concrete, or plaster lose moisture, they can also suffer from loss of volume. This type of shrinkage, called drying, can cause cracks to appear in the material.
Wood can also shrink if it is not kiln dried before being used on a construction site. Another material that is subject to shrinkage, causing cracks, paints. Therefore, it is essential to build with the help of a professional and evaluate after a work, observing the quality of materials and construction.
- Observe Vibrations Or Vibrations
Vibrations caused by external elements, such as excessive traffic by heavy vehicles, subways, and elevators, can affect some buildings and trigger the appearance of cracks. Therefore, it is essential to ask for a property appraisal through a qualified professional to avoid unpleasant surprises after renting or buying it.
- Watch Out For Infiltrations
Infiltrations often occur when the work is not well supervised and properly waterproofed, usually appearing in a leak, mainly in the bathrooms.
The problem is aggravated when the water runs and damages the concrete, and can even erode steel ties. In that case, the structure may collapse. Therefore, if you see a leak in your home, call a specialist immediately.
- Avoid Building On Unstable Terrain
Settlement is the phenomenon that occurs when a building undergoes a drawdown, usually due to the settlement of the house or building on the ground. The best-known example in the world is the Tower of Pisa.
When the house’s foundation has poorly been made or is on unstable soil, there is a danger of even collapsing. Be aware of the doors and windows have any unevenness or if they are difficult to close. Also, pay attention to the existence of cracks between the floor and the wall.
All of these are signs of a poor foundation. If applicable, seek the assistance of an engineer immediately, as it may be the case that the property is vacated until the problem is resolved.
- Observe The Incidence Of Insects In Your Home
It seems unlikely and difficult to happen, but insects like ants can build underground tunnel networks and cause oscillation in the soil, compromising and damaging the foundation.
Termites can also cause this problem by feeding on wood and often do not stay in obvious places. Thus, it is essential to observe the incidence of these animals in your home. If you see a large number of them, try to detect the place and constantly evaluate the property.
- Call A Professional
If the problem arises, do not try to “disguise” or fix it yourself. Also, remember that painting the wall does not solve it. Small cracks can become cracks, and only a professional will know if they can compromise the structure.
Whatever the opening, an abnormality in the construction must be analyzed by an experienced professional. So, if you notice the appearance of openings in your home, be sure to point this out as a possible problem.