House extension moving away from property cured
(February 5, 2018)

crack on domestic wall

Subsidence crack

A homeowner in Leeds, UK contacted Geobear to discuss an issue with an extension built onto the side of their property.

The one storey extension was built on standard raft foundations adjacent to the perimeter wall of the house. After a number of years, small cracks started to appear on the internal walls where the extension met the original property. Further inspection to exterior walls clearly indicated the extension was rotating away from the property.

Rotation is the term used when and extension or conservatory sinks slightly and pulls away from the main structure, almost like a hinge effect where one side sinks and the entire extended structure moves away from the join. > Read the full case study