Other types of movement:
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Settlement and subsidence may be the terms everyone uses when the talk about “movement” but they certainly aren’t the only ones we come across. You can have lateral movement to roof structures typically caused by poor design or owners replacing roof coverings with coverings that are heavier than the structure was designed to support.
We also see cavity wall tie corrosion in lots of homes in Belfast and the surrounding areas. Which is where the wall ties begin to rust within the wall. At the rust they expand in size and can literally lift all the brickwork above the wall tie. Soil heave can also cause expensive problems where the building or parts of it can be lifted by simple changes such as removing a mature tree in the garden etc.
Hopefully you now have a better understanding of the meaning of subsidence and some of the other forms of movement that we as residential surveyors will look for and just how serious they can be.
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