Basement Wall and Foundation Crack Repair

Foundation Crack Repair from the Experienced Professionals at ’58 Foundations

Do you have a crack in your foundation or basement wall?

Understanding what this means requires some expertise.

Vertical cracks are from the shrinking of the concrete when the foundation was built. In most cases, unless the crack leaking, there is no reason for concern.

Horizontal or stair-step cracks can be from pressure exerted on the exterior of the wall and pushing it inward. This can be a sign of bigger trouble and worth having us out to look at.

A leaking crack is an obvious problem, but one that we can fix. In all cases, if you have any concern with your wall crack, give us a call. We offer free inspections and cost estimates.

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Why Choose Us

Licensed & Highly Trained Staff

We pride ourselves on our professionalism. Every member of our team is highly trained, licensed, and insured. We leave nothing to chance.

Strongest Lifetime Warranty

Our lifetime warranty offers the highest level of protection available. If you had purchased a '58 Foundations System in 1958, your warranty would still be valid.*

Solutions That Fit Your Needs

At '58 Foundations we develop solutions that will permanently solve your issues - without unnecessary add-ons.

Budget Friendly Solutions

Our foundation repair and basement waterproofing experts will design solutions with your needs and your budget in mind. No fear of high-pressure sales.

I recently hired '58 Foundations to complete a foundation repair project and they went above and beyond my expectations during the install.

-Justin L, Morristown, TN 37813

The staff knows what they are doing. I am a realtor and have dealt with many foundation specialists and '58 Foundations is my only choice. Trust them!!"

-Debbie G, Knoxville, TN 37912

We got quotes from 6 companies when trying to resolve foundation repair issues. We went with '58 Foundations are very happy with the finished product.

-William H, Atlanta, GA 30345

They went above and beyond to solve not just our foundation issue but repaired our deck which was built incorrectly.

-Mary W., Acworth, GA 30101

Differentiating between serious and non-serious cracks is where the experts at ’58 Foundations can be of help to you.

Issues that your basement walls may be experiencing

Basement wall cracks are often a sign of concrete shrinkage. Although most times these are not a structural concern, they may leak when it rains.

A basement wall crack can also be the sign of a more significant structural issue. This could be the bowing, bulging or leaning of the wall due to pressure from the outside.

Cracks on the interior walls are often the first indication of foundation damage. Sometimes these signs may go unnoticed because usually changes occur slowly. When in doubt, call us and we’ll be happy to assess your home’s foundation.

  • Horizontal cracks on the basement walls are usually caused by pressure against the sides of the walls. This often occurs when water pressure or frost (think frost heaves) push against the foundation at a level greater than the walls structural integrity.
  • Vertical cracks are generally caused by the shrinking of concrete as it cures. These cracks typically appear within a relatively short period of time after concrete is poured. These vertical wall cracks are usually less damaging than horizontal cracks but could possibly indicate damage from a settling foundation. If in doubt, give us a call.
  • A stair step crack appears both horizontally and vertically in a step pattern. These cracks generally follow the mortar along a concrete block wall. Stair step cracks are quite possibly a sign of a more serious problem. These cracks may be indicating that your wall is pulling apart from itself in all four directions and requires stabilization.
  • Some of these problems require simple fixes; such as sealing foundation cracks with an epoxy to stop water leads. Others can be a sign of more serious problems; such as bowing walls that require reinforcement.

    ’58 Foundations can help you determine the type of crack you have and whether it requires attention. Call us a free inspection and price estimate.

    The vertical crack in this photo is leaking. '58 Foundations has an injection process to stop water coming through wall cracks.

    How to fix foundation wall cracks

    During our inspection that we’ll ask you to come with us on, our Foundation Specialist will explain the reasons for why the wall crack is occurring. Our specialists are highly knowledgeable and will be able to answer any questions you have.

    There are different solutions for each type of crack. Whatever the solution, ’58 Foundations only uses the most durable products and time-tested techniques in the industry.

    Our knowledge and experience in foundation repair is extensive. No matter what types of cracks you’re seeing in your foundation, we can provide you with the proper solution.

    How to fix foundation wall cracks

    During our inspection that we’ll ask you to come with us on, our Foundation Specialist will explain the reasons for why the wall crack is occurring. Our specialists are highly knowledgeable and will be able to answer any questions you have.

    There are different solutions for each type of crack. Whatever the solution, ’58 Foundations only uses the most durable products and time-tested techniques in the industry.

    Our knowledge and experience in foundation repair is extensive. No matter what types of cracks you’re seeing in your foundation, we can provide you with the proper solution.

    Our Foundation Crack Expertise Areas

    Common foundation issues that we have extensive experience fixing include:

  • Stair-step cracks - Solutions include wall anchors, carbon fiber straps, or steel I-beams depending on the severity of the issue.
  • Horizontal cracks in a poured or concrete block wall. Similar solutions as above can be applied – wall anchors, carbon fiber straps, or steel I-beams.
  • Cracks in the basement floor. Although many times these are simply cosmetic issues, in the event these are continuing to separate, we can solve this with carbon fiber floor stitches.
  • Leaking wall cracks. Solved with a specialized epoxy that remains flexible for longer typical urethanes that turn brittle and ineffective.
  • For more information on how to fix your basement wall cracks, call or contact us online. With our 60-plus years of knowledge and industry-leading warranties, you’ll be in good hands.

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