You may have heard of structural defect claims when it comes to protecting your Atlanta real estate, but how much do you really know? Here are a few basics from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty:
- A structural defect occurs when actual physical damage to one of the home’s designated load-bearing elements. This failure affects it load-bearing function to the extent that the home becomes unsanitary, unsafe or otherwise unlivable.
- The most common cause of structural defects is active soil (80 percent), or soil that expands or swells in volume when it becomes wet and shrinks when it dries and improperly compacted soil.
- Soil movement really is a big deal. It causes more property damage in the U.S. than all other natural disasters combined.
- In the United States, one in four homes experience some structural distress over its lifestyle, and 5 percent of all homes experience major difficulties.
The bottom line is if your home isn’t covered, it should be. For more information on structural defects and to get coverage for your home or business, call 877-777-1344 or visit www.2-10.com.