29/08/22 - Hot Dry Weather And Subsidence
The hot, dry weather is putting people’s homes at greater risk from subsidence.
Subsidence happens when the ground under a property collapses or sinks lower.
This uneven movement may result in structural damage such as cracks in walls, floors and ceilings, which can be expensive to repair.
Houses built on clay soil, which shrinks when there is less moisture in the ground, are particularly at risk of subsidence in a prolonged dry spell such as the UK is now facing, and the clay-rich soils of south-east England are particularly susceptible.
As part of an RICS Home Survey. our experienced surveyors will be looking for tell-tale signs of subsidence in your new home.
Call us today for your property survey, MS Surveys' surveyors work across Essex and Suffolk.