Rehabilitation of old houses
If you are looking to buy a property or you already own an old house in an old town such as Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña or Padrón, you need to take into account the following aspects of the property:
If it is an inherited property of which you already know all the details, good for you. But if you are going to buy an old property, we recommend that you consult a professional who will assess its condition.
Factors such as the climate and the area where it is built can have a high impact on the structure of the house.
The foundations must be in correct condition, reinforcing them can prevent major future problems.
As in any property, there are walls that carry much more weight on themselves than others. A good method to strengthen them is to build columns that are the pillars of the house, it will be a simpler and less invasive way.
If you have a comfortable budget, you should definitely consider changing the plumbing in your house.
Make sure the main pipes drain properly.
Formerly the electricity systems were defective and there were great risks as they did not have the necessary elements to make a quick power cut. Older systems are also not adequate to withstand the high electrical demands of modern appliances. That is why we recommend a total renovation of the electrical system.
Many properties have been neglected over the years. If this is your case, opt to treat the walls with plaster and make sure they are sealed and painted. In the case of exterior walls, use the appropriate treatments to withstand climatic changes, especially if you live in a place where temperatures are extreme.