Cracks in foundation walls are most commonly caused by uneven settling of the foundation or from hydrostatic pressure from outside.
All structures, including schools, commercial buildings, churches, and homes settle. When one section (or several sections) of the foundation settles at a different rate than the rest of the foundation, the structure above can display symptoms of the sinking foundation.
Symptoms can range from a crack in the foundation wall to sloped floors inside the home, windows or doors not opening/closing properly, and even gaps between an internal wall and the floor or ceiling. Another sign could be a chimney leaning or tilting away from the house.
It’s important to know that while there are many possible symptoms of a settled foundation, the existence of even one of these indicators is reason enough to call the experts at ’58 Foundations who can provide a thorough inspection and design a solution for your problem.
Uneven settling can happen for a variety of reasons. When you schedule a free inspection and estimate, a ’58 Foundations’ specialist will come out to your home and help you understand the issues you are experiencing.
Many foundation problems, including some uneven settling problems, are often caused by water. Groundwater can wreak havoc on foundations as hydrostatic pressure builds in the soil around the foundation. Addressing these cracks in your exterior foundation is important as they can only get worse with time. This can lead to worse problems and lower home values.
Contact your local ’58 Foundations’ dealer to learn more about our foundation repair solutions and receive a free price quote.
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