Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Let's start at the beginning

We live in the 2nd last house at the end of an Edwardian terrace in Brent. Back in the Hot Summer of 2003 we started to notice cracks appear in our property. This was puzzling because our home was underpinned around 15 years ago. Next door, the end of terrace house, was sinking due to the very hot weather we were having. That neighbouring property is the only council property left on our terrace. And this is where the problems began.

We first noticed cracks in our box room. One side of the window had a gap that was between 0.5mm - 10mm wide running from top to bottom. The movement in next door's property was pulling the adjoining wall away from our property causing cracks.