I like our old house, however it is honestly starting to show its age. Some parts of the foundation have settled into the ground quicker than in other places, causing walls to develop distinctive cracks that I fill, sand smooth, and paint whenever I find them. Just patching aesthetic fluctuations doesn’t address the greater problems at hand, the genuinely things that are structural and have reverberating effects on other parts of one’s condo and one’s life. My uneven foundation is nothing compared to our Grandparents’ old condo that was swallowed by a sinkhole in the years after they sold it to an investment business. In that situation the two of them kept getting changingly upset about the condo as problems were arising all over the place. Interestingly enough, at no point did either of them stop and wonder if their condo was built over a sinkhole. They both claim to have never heard of sink holes before they saw the story being reported on the evening news multiple years after their sale. Thankfully no one was inhabiting the condo at the time. Right now I’m in a situation where I’ve been using fans for years to improve the air flow from room to room, however it feels like a bandaid for a greater problem. I asked our heating and cooling professional about our airflow concerns and he decided to inspect the air duct himself. He told myself and others that our condo was already old when the first air conditioner and ventilation plan were installed in the condo decades ago. The air duct was assembled in a tiny amount of free space, giving no flexibility to where one column could be placed. There are sharp turns that push a lot of the air back into the front of the house. By putting damper valves inside the air duct, the professional can redirect the air to the places it’s intended to go.