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WALL CRACKS

WALL CRACKS

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If you see wall cracks; it’s a sign that something is going on within your home’s foundation. When you notice these cracks, it means that there is a foundation movement. These wall cracks give you a clue as to the potential problems that may be going on. We’ve compiled a few types of cracks and what they mean:

  • Horizontal Only – Bowing
  • Angled or Horizontal Cracks – Bowing
  • Combination of Horizontal and Vertical – Settlement or Bow
  • Angled Only- Sinking or Settlement
  • Stair Steps – Settlement or Heaving
  • Center Converging – Settlement or Bow
  • Wide at the Base Vertical – Center Settlement
  • Vertical Only – Settlement or Heaving
  • Wide at the Top Vertical – Differential or Side Settlement

Common Causes of Wall Cracks

Wall cracks are an indicator that there is something wrong with your foundation. It typically has to do with the following problems:

Foundation Settlement: When there are weak bearing soils, a change to the moisture level in the soil, compacted soil, or soil consolidation underneath the foundation there, you will have a foundation settlement. Settlement happens when the soil can no longer withstand the load of the foundation.

Leaning Walls and Bowing: When pressure is overexerted on the water from the exterior, then leaning and bowing occurs. Hydrostatic pressure will build up when water levels are too high inside the soil. The water will push in on the walls leading them to lean, bowl, leak, and crack.

Shifting, Moving, or Heaving: When there is a thaw or fast freeze, the ground can shift, heave, or move quickly. There may be a quick soil expansion leading to the concrete above the soil to heave. This results in serious wall cracks.

There also can be cracks in the tiles, ceiling, floors, garage columns, foundation walls, steps, porches, slabs, stoops, joints, and drywalls.

These issues are severe and require the help of a professional foundation repair expert immediately.

SOLUTIONS FOR WALL CRACKS

Polyurethane crack injections work as a great solution for wall cracks. The foam resins will be injected inside of the cracks to seal them. The form is then expanded to fill the crack. Then it forms a bond to block water from leaking through. Underpinning methods will be required. We advise you to use Seattle Foundation Repairs as your local foundation contractor. Our network of specialists utilize the leading supplier of underpinning products, Earth Contact Products. It’s essential to find a repair expert who can inspect your foundation to provide the best solution. You can use our state locator tool to find a foundation repair specialist in your neighborhood. We offer a free inspection along with an estimate for the solution. You can now be on your way to a safer and healthier foundation that will last you a long time.

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      We completely respect your privacy. We will never sell, rent, lease, or give away your personal information to any third party.

      Common Causes of Wall Cracks

      Wall cracks are an indicator that there is something wrong with your foundation. It typically has to do with the following problems:

      Foundation Settlement: When there are weak bearing soils, a change to the moisture level in the soil, compacted soil, or soil consolidation underneath the foundation there, you will have a foundation settlement. Settlement happens when the soil can no longer withstand the load of the foundation.

      Leaning Walls and Bowing: When pressure is overexerted on the water from the exterior, then leaning and bowing occurs. Hydrostatic pressure will build up when water levels are too high inside the soil. The water will push in on the walls leading them to lean, bowl, leak, and crack.

      Shifting, Moving, or Heaving: When there is a thaw or fast freeze, the ground can shift, heave, or move quickly. There may be a quick soil expansion leading to the concrete above the soil to heave. This results in serious wall cracks.

      There also can be cracks in the tiles, ceiling, floors, garage columns, foundation walls, steps, porches, slabs, stoops, joints, and drywalls.

      These issues are severe and require the help of a professional repair expert immediately.

      SOLUTIONS FOR WALL CRACKS

      Polyurethane crack injections work as a great solution for wall cracks. The foam resins will be injected inside of the cracks to seal them. The form is then expanded to fill the crack. Then it forms a bond to block water from leaking through. Underpinning methods will be required. We advise you to use Seattle Foundation Repairs as your local foundation contractor. Our network of specialists utilize the leading supplier of underpinning products, Earth Contact Products. It’s essential to find a repair expert who can inspect your foundation to provide the best solution. You can use our state locator tool to find a foundation repair specialist in your neighborhood. We offer a free inspection along with an estimate for the solution. You can now be on your way to a safer and healthier foundation that will last you a long time.

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