5 checklists before buying a house, Choose a house before you find that it collapses.


The house collapse A universal problem that people who work to save money on home installments must have experienced But actually, before we decide to buy a house, let’s see what the method is.  

5 Checklist Include 

  1. The traditional history of the area
  2. Exploration drilling information
  3. Soil Improvement 
  4. Foundation pile
  5. Warranty and corrective measures

1. What is the traditional history of the area?

Before going to any construction stage, we should first pay attention to the area and location of construction.  

Because when we went to see the houses at the project Mostly, they will start building roads. and have already done some construction on the house; therefore, we cannot see the soil beneath

Inquiring about the history of the original land is, therefore, something that should be done.  

Because if the land was previously a pond, fishpond, etc., it means that the soil beneath it may be soft.  

This will increase the chance that the house will collapse in the future.

2. Data from soil survey drilling? 

As you know, the matter of soil is full of complexity. Each area has different soil characteristics.  

arrived in the original land area. It won’t be an old well. But that doesn’t mean the soil is strong enough to not have subsidence problems after construction. 

Soil surveying before construction is still a must. To evaluate and adjust construction methods to suit the soil conditions below.  

The value of drilling to explore the soil is very small. Compared to the problems that may arise later, 

3. Is there any soil improvement before building?

After the engineer knows the results of the soil survey drilling, if the soil below is very soft and has a low ability to support the weight of road structures and houses, 

Most housing projects are viewed as just driving piles. The house isn’t collapsing anymore. 

Of course, pile driving It will keep the house from collapsing. Because the piles will transfer the weight of the house structure into the deeper layers of hard soil. 

But I want my friends to imagine adding me. that the house will not collapse. But the parking lot area, the garden next to the house, and the road in front of the house within the project collapsed by a meter. It probably isn’t worth watching, right? 

Therefore, the project should do soil improvement before starting construction. To reduce the long-term subsidence of the area around the house. 

Therefore, we should ask the project what has been done with the soft soil in the past; for example, how long has it been filled in? Have you ever improved the quality of your soil? How do I improve? Because of each soil condition, you must use a different management method.  

4. Foundation pile size and depth Is it appropriate for the project?

Another matter that is as important as soil improvement. 

It’s about foundation piles because this is an important foundation to support the weight of the house. Engineers should therefore be meticulous and pay close attention to each step. 

Since the design of the foundation pile to be consistent with the results of the soil survey. This means appropriateness.  

The size of the foundation pile is large enough to support the weight of the house. And it must be deep enough to transfer the weight of the house to the hard soil layer. 

So that the house will not collapse in the future. Another advantage is that if in the future we want to add on to the house, the additional foundation piles that we will drive should be similar in length to the original foundation pile.  

5. There is a guarantee. And what are the measures to correct it? 

As I said before, soil is a highly complex matter. Even if we ask for the information that the admin has given above for the entire project, the project may already have been well designed. This does not mean that subsidence will not occur at all. 

Therefore, what are the basic rights of consumers or residents like us? It is to ask the project if there is any guarantee against subsidence. And if a problem of collapse arises, what kind of problem will be solved for the residents? Within how much time?  

In summary

Finally, these 5 suggestions are probably just basic questions. In fact, there is still a lot of information that we residents should know. 

Because if we ourselves have knowledge and methods for inspecting the characteristics of the building, structure, and basic area by ourselves, 

It would probably be a protective shield. It has greatly increased our confidence in choosing a home. Friends don’t forget to apply our suggestions.  

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