Hardscaping elements—people-made features (such as paths, walls, or patios) used to enhance landscaping efforts—can add some pizazz to a home if done correctly.
However, sometimes mother nature has other plans.
During a recent inspection in Sedro-Woolley, I noticed settlement at hardscaping elements adjacent to the home’s driveway. In my report, I recommended the settlement be further evaluated and repaired by a qualified masonry contractor. I also added that the issue did not appear to be of any structural concern to the home itself.
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