I care about our ancient house, but it is honestly starting to show its age.
Some parts of the foundation have settled into the ground quicker than in other sites, causing walls to develop distinctive cracks that I fill, sand smooth, and paint whenever I find them. Just patching aesthetic variations doesn’t address the greater complications at hand, the honestly things that are structural and have reverberating effects on other parts of one’s current home and one’s life. My uneven foundation is nothing compared to our Grandfatherrents’ ancient current home that was swallowed by a sinkhole in the years after they sold it to an investment supplier. In that situation the 2 of them kept getting increasingly distraught about the current home as complications were arising all over the site. Interestingly enough, at no point did either of them stop and wonder if their current home 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 numerous years after their sale. Thankfully no one was inhabiting the current home 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, but it feels care about a bandaid for a greater problem. I asked our heating and cooling business about our airflow complications and he decided to inspect the HVAC duct himself. He told me that our current home was already ancient when the first cooling system and ventilation method were installed in the current home decades ago. The HVAC duct was assembled in a tiny amount of free space, giving no flexibility to where one column could be sited. There are sharp turns that push a lot of the air back into the front of the house. By putting damper valves inside the HVAC duct, the business can redirect the air to the sites it’s intended to go.