Walls, ceilings, and floors are critical components of the infrastructure of your home. Certainly, problems with these areas are visually unappealing, but carefully inspecting them is not just for appearance’s sake; many problems with walls, ceilings, and floors are actually symptoms of much larger, more serious issues.
A wall, ceiling, and floor inspection from Eagle Inspections will help uncover what’s going on underneath to ensure that your home is in good shape inside and out.
A number of different circumstances call for a professional home inspection, including the following:
All new construction requires a thorough inspection of all these elements.
Houses change and settle over time. If you notice changes in your wall, ceilings, or floors that you are unable to explain, it’s a good idea to call in an expert to identify and diagnose the problem.
Don’t buy a home without an inspection. Thorough inspectors will carefully examine the wall, ceilings, and floors for signs of serious underlying problems.
Inspectors will visit your home and check for the following:
Walls: Inspectors check for leaning, cracked, or bowed walls, all of which may be signs of defects in the foundation or underlying structure of the home. Inspectors will also look for popping nail heads or drywall tape tears. These issues on their own are nothing to be concerned about, but if they occur along a partition, they can be signs of a larger issue. Additionally, inspectors look for signs of moisture. Water anywhere is the enemy, and damp drywall is a panacea for mold and mildew. Termite damage is also on an inspector’s radar; peeling or pitted paint may indicate termite damage underneath.
Ceilings: Inspectors examine ceilings for cracks that may indicate structural problems as well as any signs that moisture is getting into the ceiling from the attic or rooms above.
Floors: Sloping, uneven floors may mean the structure underneath is damaged due to ground settling, moisture, or termites. Buckling and cupping wood floors near sinks and appliances are often a sign that moisture has crept into the boards from underneath. Inspectors look closely at all floors to make certain there are no indications of serious problems.
Have your home inspected by Eagle Inspections today! We provide affordable, reliable, and fast home inspections. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your home’s current health, give you good information about corrections you need to make today, and help you plan for future upgrades. Call us today!