Movement and Shrinkage
As the drying out process can cause materials to shrink, you may notice some of the following by products. Please note that minor shrinkage issues aren't classed as structural defects under your home warranty, so Space Homes isn't responsible for repairing them.
You should fill, sand and repaint any areas where small cracks are beginning to appear in internal walls.
If screws are starting to show in plastered surfaces, you should screw them tight to the surface and then fill, sand and repaint the area.
Dropped bath or shower tray
If you notice a bath or shower tray has dropped slightly, you should reseal the edges with a good quality sealant.
You may notice a white, chalky substance on the outside of the building. This is sodium salts escaping from construction materials and is a process known as efflorescence. It's harmless and will wash away naturally in the rain, or you can remove it using a dry brush.