Noticing Foundation Cracks in Your Home?

Crack in cement block foundation wall

Finding foundation cracks in your home can be frightening. You may be worried that the structural integrity of your entire home is in jeopardy. However, a crack in your concrete foundation’s floor or wall doesn’t always indicate a major problem. Sometimes hairline cracks form in concrete as it dries. But if you’ve noticed a new crack forming, or an existing crack that’s growing, it’s highly recommended that you contact a foundation repair contractor to inspect it and determine a solution.

What’s Causing These Cracks?

Two of the common ways that foundation cracks can occur are through hydrostatic pressure and uneven foundation settlement.

Whenever it rains and the water table rises, it can lead to soil erosion and other changes to the soil. Through the displacement of soil and the compaction of soil, such as after a rain storm and the soil dries, certain areas under your foundation can become voids. These voids become areas where the foundation can unevenly settle, leading to cracks in the foundation.

That same groundwater in the water table can also do damage to the foundation itself. As the water table rises to meet the foundation floor and walls, the heavily saturated soil creates what’s known as hydrostatic pressure. While your foundation may be strong, it can begin to become damaged when exposed to enough hydrostatic pressure over time. This can lead to cracks in your foundation and even water leaking into your basement or crawlspace.

What Kinds of Cracks Should I Look Out For?

As a leading expert in foundation repair, ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing can help you to understand the meaning behind these foundation wall and floor cracks. Our highly trained technicians have years of experience, giving them a wide range of knowledge on the various forms of foundation cracks that can commonly plague homes:

  • Horizontal and vertical cracks in the interior block walls.
  • Horizontal and vertical cracks in exterior foundation walls.
  • Cracks in the basement floor.
  • Stair-step cracks in exterior walls.
  • Diagonal cracks forming at the corners of doors and windows in your upstairs.

After a thorough inspection of your home is performed, our technicians will determine what action is needed to remedy the problem. You can trust that we’ll deliver a reliable solution with our quality products and honest methods. From our ’58 Strong Helical Piers to our ’58 Strong I-Beams, ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing only uses high-quality and durable materials. We even have products that use a carbon mesh fiber to fix cracks and strengthen basement walls (the same material used to repair bridges, commercial buildings, and parking garages).

Say Goodbye to Foundation Cracks in Your Home with ’58!

Don’t let existing foundation cracks cause you any more concern. With over 64 years of experience in foundation repair, you can trust in the foundation experts at ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing. What’s more, you can have the peace of mind that comes with our industry-leading lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee! We have local offices available throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Whether you live near Knoxville, TN, York, PA, or Atlanta, GA, the foundation experts of ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing will be there for you. To set up a free inspection, and to request additional information, contact your nearest ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing location today. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments, and we look forward to solving your problem.

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