Groundwork & Foundations Question

Hi please help,i moved into a new house 8 weeks ago and i think its sinking at the gable end. some floors are slopeing and downstairs floors have bumps rising up.

cracks are appearing in ceilings and walls overnight and as of 2 days ago the bedroom ceiling is belly shaped,i have skirting boards splitting in half and skirting boards and door frames being prized apart.the most worrying though is the ticking noices and the odd thump(like a bick being thrown against the wall) are happening more often.please help am i subsiding

6 Answers

Best Answer

get out quick , like when you read this !

( i think your having a laugh ) I Hope

Answered 22nd Feb 2012

wejc building & maintenance

Member since 22 Nov 2011

Did you have a full structural survey carried out?

Answered 22nd Feb 2012

Electrical Safety Services

Member since 17 Oct 2011

If this isnt a wind up and you think you may be subsiding, then get a structural engineer in.

If the previous owner, solicitor, surveyor, developer or estate agent knew the house was subsiding and didnt tell you then you could have grounds for legal action,

Answered 23rd Feb 2012

TaylorSmith construction limited

Member since 4 Oct 2011

somethings happening ,contact the developer ,if its new build it is covered

Answered 22nd Feb 2012


Member since 7 Jun 2008

its the developers problem, but they can only help if you contact them

Answered 22nd Feb 2012

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

As above.You have major problems that no-one on here can solve.Get the developer or if its not an actual NEW home,someone from your insurance company asap.

Answered 22nd Feb 2012

Roc builders

Member since 25 Aug 2011

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