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Home Additions: 2 Biggest Problems

Problems such as structural defects or electrical system failures commonly occur during the home additions process. It is better to be aware of these common problems ahead of time to save you from future headaches. Of course, problems are always present when remodeling your home, however being mentally and financially prepared will help a lot.

Here are the 2 most common home additions problems:


Existing Foundation

Examples: Upper-story addition, garage replacement, and other types of bump-outs.

Bumping out may lead to major damage or cracks, especially when the foundation is poorly built. Adding steel bars or rods will help support an extra weight to a house’s foundation. For extensions such as the porch and the garage, it would help to remove everything and build the foundation from scratch.

As for the upper-floor framing, it is inevitable that the floor might become bouncy or saggy. The best remedy is to attach additional joists onto the existing joists. There is nothing you can do about the existing foundation, however there are solutions that could be made by your design and build company.

Circuit System

Examples: Lighting, Appliances, HVAC, and other electrical equipment.

Almost all home additions project require circuit plan alterations. Check with your electrical technician if your home needs an increased power load. For safety purposes, have your entire home circuit system checked and updated.


*Pro Tip: Unless you’re an expert, never do a home additions job by yourself.



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