I like our old house, however it is genuinely 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 fluctuations doesn’t address the greater problems at hand, the very things that are structural and have reverberating effects on other parts of one’s home and one’s life. My uneven foundation is nothing compared to our Grandparents’ old home that was swallowed by a sinkhole in the years after they sold it to an investment supplier. In that situation the more than 2 of them kept getting changingly distraught about the home as problems were arising all over the site. Interestingly enough, at no point did either of them stop and wonder if their 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 night news more than four years after their sale. Thankfully no one was inhabiting the 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, however it feels like a bandaid for a bigger problem. I asked our heating and cooling professional about our airflow issues and he decided to inspect the air duct himself. He told me that our home was already old when the first air conditioner and ventilation plan were installed in the home decades ago. The air 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 air duct, the professional can redirect the air to the sites it’s intended to go.