Diagonal Cracks Around Door or Window Corners
Have you noticed diagonal cracks around your door or window corners? If you’ve noticed this on your wall or walls, it could be a sign of uneven foundation settlement.
Typically, foundation problems that cause these diagonal cracks around door or window corners also cause a few other symptoms. These signs include…
- Sloping floors
- Exterior wall cracks
- Basement floor cracks
- Basement wall cracks
Look for these signs of structural damage. If it is foundation settlement that is causing this, it is better to identify and address it promptly with the help of a local foundation repair expert.
How Does Uneven Settlement Creates These Diagonal Cracks?
Uneven foundation settlement may occur due to soil erosion caused by groundwater. A void may be created over time as soil is displaced by water. This then makes an area for a portion of the foundation to sink unevenly, resulting in the diagonal cracks that you may see around your door or window corners.
Another reason for these diagonal cracks around your window or door corners could be due to a failing floor system usually caused by high levels of moisture and wood rot. If your basement or crawlspace is having problems with invasive water or moisture, that can lead to wood rot in your floor joists, floorboards, and other wooden supports.
But whether it’s uneven foundation settlement or a failing floor system, one common cause behind these two problems is water. Along with foundation repairs, it is possible that you may need an interior waterproofing system to relocate incoming groundwater so that it doesn’t remain sitting against your foundation. With ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing, you can count on our local foundation repair experts and waterproofing specialists to help!
’58 is Your Local Foundation Repair Expert for Uneven Foundation Settlement
These diagonal cracks around your door or window corners should not be ignored. Uneven foundation settlement will only get worse with time. This means repair costs will go up and your property value could potentially go down.
At ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing, we specialize in identifying the reasons behind diagonal cracks and more, creating customizable solutions to solve them. From foundation repair and basement waterproofing to crawl space encapsulation, we have over 65 years of experience in keeping homes like yours safe, dry, and standing strong. We use only quality products and honest methods in our solutions including the use of our ’58 Strong Galvanized Helical Piers to stabilize and support sinking foundations. What’s more, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our industry-leading lifetime warranty.
’58 Foundations & Waterproofing has local offices throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Whether you live in Greensboro, NC, Ashland, VA, or Marietta, GA, we’ll be there for you! Give us a call today to schedule for a free inspection and to receive a detailed estimate!
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