Nobody wants to discover that their home has developed a foundation crack. After all, the foundation of your home gives it that stability and a feeling of solidness. In an older home, it is that musty smell that alerts you to the possibility that you may have a foundation crack. In this scenario you might also have a leaky basement, a moldy basement, ruined furniture and rotten walls. This is just a small list of the problems that a foundation crack may cause.
In newer homes, poured concrete basement foundation walls may crack because of poor construction. If the concrete of your foundation was not poured using the proper construction pouring techniques then you will have problems with foundation cracks. Also, a newly poured concrete foundation may form small cracks simply because of the fact that concrete shrinks as it settles and cures over a period of time.
In older homes with a concrete block, brick or stone foundation the cracks can be caused because of soil movements or excessive moisture. The soil outside your foundation walls exerts an incredible amount of pressure on the foundation wall. Under normal circumstances your foundation wall can handle the pressure because it was built and designed to do so. However, some unexpected and additional loads can exert additional pressure which results in a foundation crack. Also, any kind of moisture barrier you may have deteriorates with the passing of time.
The important point to keep in mind is that no matter what is causing your foundation to crack you most definitely must get it repaired. This is to avoid bigger and more expensive problems in the future. There are several techniques that can be used to fix your foundation cracks. The best solution and the most permanent solution is to perform the work from the outside of the foundation. This is known as outside crack repair and wall waterproofing. The second best solution is an internal waterproofing system. In some cases, crack injection can be performed which is up to our professional technicians to determine if it is possible after they assesses the situation.
Put your mind at ease and call us to repair your foundation cracks. After all, a solid home is built on a solid foundation. We most definitely can offer you solid service.