Is that Foundation Crack Serious?
Is your Foundation Crack Serious?
Here is a great video explanation of cracking in your basement slab or concrete slabs in general. While each situation is different it gives a great overview.
How to Determine if a Foundation Crack in Your Home Is Serious
By: Danny Lipford
In categories: Ask Danny, Concrete and Masonry, Flooring, Repairs and Installation, Video
Most cracks in slabs are small expansion cracks that should not pose a problem. If the crack will show, it can be filled with a concrete repair caulk. However, if the crack is 1/4” wide or wider, and one side is higher than the other, you may have a settling problem that should be examined by a structural engineer.
For more information on how to evaluation and fix your foundation cracks, contact the professionals at Atlas Piers. We offer solutions such as concrete crack injection repair as solutions for you. Horizontal cracks that reach across your foundation should be considered very serious. They are usually caused by hydrostatic pressure. If there is too much water in the soil around you foundation this problem can occur. It will put pressure on the walls of your foundation and cause the walls of your foundation to bow, lean, and even possibly crack. This is when you really do have a serious problem. You can count on that water finding it’s way into your basement. This will lower the value of you home, and possibly be a safety issue for you and your family. If mold or mildew happen due to leaks you can guarentee it will be a health issue as well. All of these are serious problems that you don’t want to wait to take care of. Call the experts at Atlas Piers for assistance. We can provide you with an estimate to fix these serious problems. Give us a call today.