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Common Problems When Remodeling a Home. How to Prepare

Nov 24

Common Problems When Remodeling a Home. How to Prepare

By Cedar Park Home Remodels

A renovation can be just as exciting and fulfilling as building a new house from scratch. You may have lived in one house for a while and feel the need to change. kitchen remodeling cedar parks tx allows the flexibility to personalize any room to suit your requirements. The magic of transforming what isn't working into something great can be magical. But it can be difficult to make a home that looks beautiful. The effects of time can be hard on homes. As renovations start, you may discover hidden problems beneath that wallpaper.


Hidden issues may arise in any renovation, but they should not prevent you from realizing your house's vision. Since we have worked for decades in the building and restoration industries, we've seen it all. We understand what can go wrong and how to fix it. Half the battle is knowing what to look for when it comes to common renovation concerns. Here are the top 10 most common problems we see in remodeling projects. We will also discuss how they can be addressed and what to do about them.


  • Water Injuries


Water damage can be a serious problem, but it is very common for homeowners. This is why many homeowners have to deal with renovation problems. It could start from a roof leak and go unnoticed until the water seeps through the ceiling. Water damage can also occur due to faulty plumbing. It's deceptive. It's possible you won't notice a leaking wall until it's being removed for remodeling. Floods can also be devastating.


  • Cracks in foundation and other problems


Homeowners can be hit with the most terrible things, such as a foundation crack being discovered during a remodel. Cracks in the flooring or walls, gaps between rooms and doors, and stuck windows and doors are all indicators of a problem. Sometimes, the problem may be discovered while the site is being worked on. Foundations are not always strong enough to withstand the tests of time. For example, older homes might have used cement that has begun to crack.


To determine the extent of foundation cracks, a structural engineer must inspect the house and offer a solution. You may be able, depending on the extent of the damage, to repair it yourself. Some circumstances may call for steel bracing that is bolted to your house to stabilize the foundation. Some cases may call for concrete piers and helical screws to stabilize the foundation. In the worst-case scenario, a completely new foundation may be required.


New homes are built with structural foundations in order to prolong their lives and ensure that they last a lifetime. Special void containers (also known as void forms) must be placed before the slab is poured. The concrete is protected by the void boxes as it cures. This strengthens the foundation. They allow the foundations to swell without cracking and allow them to shift.


  • Hazardous Materials


"They don't make them like we used to" for legitimate reasons. Older, more dangerous items could be discovered during renovations. These items must be dealt with. These hazardous chemicals must be handled carefully and disposed of in a prescribed manner. These hazardous compounds can be dangerous and must be dealt with in a safe and effective manner.


Lead poisoning can be a serious health hazard and is commonly found in older restorations of homes. It is often found in old plumbing pipes or exterior or interior paint treatments.

Asbestos is found behind walls and in the attic, basement, ceiling, or attic. Sometimes, it's better to keep it in check and leave it alone. In certain situations, a professional may need to remove it.

It's illegal to do plumbing or electrical work that isn’t up-to-code


  • Bad Renovation Work in Layers


It is not always possible to be the first to renovate or upgrade a home. Many generations of homeowners can leave behind an ugly legacy of bad renovation work. This can make it costly to fix. It is possible that you will find an archaeological site full of substandard work as your remodeling progresses. It is possible that you will need to deconstruct an existing extension, insufficient woodwork, or blunders by incompetent or home handymen before you can do any new work. If you don't, the outcome and finish could be compromised.


Cedar Park Home Remodelers

Cedar Park, Tx

(737) 307 8281