Depending on just how far the quality of craftsmanship that went into the construction of a residential or commercial property went, paying particular attention to the initial laying of the foundations, it could take years before any cracks show. But for a majority of domestic and property owners, the conundrum is this. How are they to know that there are indeed cracks in the foundations?
Because for one thing, they are not able to see these. The building’s foundations are, of course, beneath the wooden floorboards or cement floors. This is perhaps why it is important for property owners to hire the services of foundation cracks tulsa ok inspectors, if only on an ad-hoc basis. If it is a residential property, a freestanding one in particular, and the complexities of the original building construction are minimal, this may be all that is required.
For both commercial and residential property owners, it generally makes good business and financial sense to be associated with a foundations inspector from time to time. This could be every other year, with the initial motivation being for the client to get an updated valuation of the property. Sometimes being motivated by money is healthy, because it encourages the owners of tangible assets to take better and responsible care of their possessions and properties.
You will find that the older the building (particularly if it is multi-storied), the more likely it will be that there will be cracks in the building’s foundations. This is not a reflection on the original builders, but more to do with external factors and organic ageing. As the building ages naturally, there will be wear and tear. And even if the area in which the building stands is not earthquake-prone, there will still be (unfelt) tremors from time to time.