Categories for Foundation Cracks

Horizontal Wall Cracks? What’s Really Occurring

October 17, 2018 8:30 am Leave your thoughts

Horizontal wall cracks can be more dangerous than stair-stepping or vertical cracks. These horizontal cracks usually mean that your wall is failing because expansive soils are pressing against your foundation wall. Without proper care, horizontal cracks will widen over time and eventually the wall will completely fail. 

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Hanging insulation appears wet and moldy

The Common Sense(s) Test: What Do You Smell, Hear & Feel?

February 27, 2018 4:50 pm

Trusting your senses is a little more difficult than you may think. It’s easy to spot potentially serious water and moisture intrusion problems with your eyes, but what if its hidden? Do you know what smells to search for? Are you aware of sounds you shouldn’t be hearing all day? We have answers that will guide…

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Roof Water trickling from atop of a residential foundation

Pooling Roof Water Can Cause Structural & Concrete Issues

February 12, 2018 3:01 pm

When it rains, we are usually more concerned with not get caught in it and getting drenched to the bone. The real concern should be whether your foundation is getting drenched. Standing water can cause a variety of structural and concrete-related issues in your home’s foundation/overall structural stability. If these problems aren’t addressed as soon…

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A foundation made from cement bricks where there are cracks in the wall of the brick foundation

Winter’s Effect on Your Home: Foundation Settlement

January 24, 2018 10:03 pm

Wintertime tends to dry out your soil, which then compacts, and can cause your foundation to settle and sink further into the ground. Foundation settlement can cause gaps and cracks to form in your home, as well as other structural problems so it is best to get it checked out as soon as possible. A…

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A wall crack forming at the top of the foundation wall all the way down to the top of the wooden door jam

Identifying the Structural Symptoms of Foundation Settlement

June 6, 2017 2:01 pm

Every home will experience some settlement over the years and a few inches of settlement is nothing to worry about, but the settlement must be evenly distributed. You cannot prevent natural occurrences like soil expansion and contraction. As long as you know your home had quality construction, it will likely hold up fine under normal…

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Water seeping through a cement foundation

6 Signs Your Basement Needs Waterproofing

May 2, 2017 8:12 pm

Your home is where your family grows and makes memories, you don’t want one of those memories to be a flooded basement or collapsed foundation. Waterproofing is essential for basements, there are some signs that everyone knows needs immediate action like wood rot or broken sump pumps, but what about those little things that can…

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Foundation walls covered with CarbonArmor Wall sealant to stop any water from seeping into the foundation

Reinforcing Foundation Walls After Repair: CarbonArmor Wall System

April 6, 2017 9:57 pm

You may already know that your home has foundation problems like stair step or vertical cracking or bowing and tipping inwards. Maybe you don’t know that they are very serious issues needing immediate correction. Carbon fiber basement wall repair solutions can help reinforce your bowing walls and repair cracks. This might not always be the best…

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Technician installing push pier system beneath the foundation of a residential home

Foundation Wall Settlement: Transition from Winter to Spring

March 21, 2017 8:20 pm

Warmer, wetter spring weather is here, which means homeowners will begin to notice that their home’s foundation has some problems. When the cold, dry winter weather is replaced by a more moist climate, the soils that surround a home will oversaturate, start to shift, or wash way — leaving nothing sturdy for heavy foundation walls…

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Crack in corner in wall of a foundation being measured with measuring tape

Dealing with Concrete Settlement When Buying or Selling a Home

December 15, 2016 10:19 pm

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it’s important to understand the state of the foundation. Because when it comes to concrete settlement, you should be aware of what is natural settling and what needs a closer look – and possibly repair. Depending on the current condition of the foundation of a home, it…

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