Inspecting Foundations Heritage Building (Canada) Mobile App
No building is maintenance-free, so every structure, heritage or new, requires care to limit deterioration.
How does it work?
This inspection checklist prompts an building inspector performing a building foundation inspection, or building code review, to check items in three major categories - movement, moisture, and exterior. The inspection of walls can check whether or not a building's foundation is shifting due to settling soil, or if water has seeped into cracks in the foundation necessitating foundation repair, or whether structural defects need to be addressed by a foundation repair company. Foundation cracks can pose serious problems to the structural integrity and necessitate repairs. Early inspection and repair can make a significant difference in the cost of having a contractor repair the foundation and the building. Common signs of shifting foundations include misaligned doors and windows, cracks in the plaster and dry wall, sticking doors and windows, sloping floors, cracks in exterior brick walls, gaps around doors and windows, foundation cracks, and fascia boards pulling away from walls.