Mistakes That Cause Construction Defects

Construction defects commonly occur when a contractor uses the wrong or incorrect material in the construction of a house or building. Usually, the foreman or building inspector will soon know this error so it can be fixed immediately before the construction process is completely finished. However, if the building inspector is not paying attention to this construction defect, new construction defects will be known once the construction is nearing completion. The impact of this construction defect is the presence of bad solder (bad welds), the sand that still contains too much salt to make concrete, bad riveting and inferior steel. If this is the case, you can visit our website and get free foundation repair estimate in San Marcos TX

A well-designed and well-constructed building structure in an unstable foundation state can lead to construction errors. One example of a building with a poor foundation and resulted in a fatal error is the Tower Condong Pisa, Italy. Poor foundations cause buildings to incline a few degrees because the underlying surface moves. Changes in a position change the pressure distribution on the building, so the construction and the design of the building change from the original plan, and no longer feasible to function because it can collapse at any time.

In addition to structural errors caused by human error, there are also structural errors caused by natural factors, such as the cracking of the foundation of the building due to the urge of tree roots. Trees planted in the area near the foundation will grow long. As the tree grows, the roots will also grow longer and wider in searching for water and nutrients to survive. This makes the roots continue to expand. Although the size is not much, sometimes the roots can press very strong to be able to break down the foundation. This cracked foundation has the potential to cause a collapse of the building if not addressed immediately.

Walls close to the source of water or waterlogged areas have the opportunity to overgrown with moss. This mildew if allowed to continue to erode the material on the wall to cause the porous wall to be unable to withstand the load. As a result, the wall can potentially collapse, especially when there is a terrible shock like an earthquake. The fix is to clean the moss on the wall periodically, then keep the wall to stay dry and not moist, and close the potential puddles or seepage of water around the wall.