We Specialize in Foundation Repair for Homeowners in Delaware and the Tristate Area
A basement crack can allow water to leak in when the concrete cracks. Foundation repair is needed to stop further damage. That water seeping in can cause mold and mildew to grow in your basement.
By stopping water that leaks through a foundation crack, your basement will stay dry. A dry basement allows for beautiful renovations such as a home entertainment area, extra bedrooms, or even simple insulation to keep your valuable family possessions safe.
Our basement renovation services are available to add extra livable space to homeowners in Delaware and the tristate area.
Types of Foundation Cracks:
Horizontal Cracks – The soil around your home expands when it becomes wet. Therefore, the soil pushes against your walls causing it to crack or push inward. In this case, you will often see a horizontal foundation crack.
Step Cracks – A stair-step crack can be a result of a bowing wall or settling foundation. This can occur because of soil pressure pressing against your foundation or unstable soil underneath of it.
Vertical Cracks – These can be the result of a few different factors including:
- Foundation settlement or tilted poured walls.
- The surrounding soil can’t support the weight of your home.
- You may have improper footing dimensions.
- When building your home, the weight may not have been factored in for the soil type on your lot.
What causes foundation cracks?
Changes in temperature and moisture can cause the soil around your home to expand and contract, adding pressure around and under your foundation. This is also called an “Active Zone”.
When the foundation’s structural integrity is compromised by either a large crack or the buildup of multiple cracks within the same area, the added strength of epoxy injection is necessary.
With the injection of epoxy into a foundation crack, the result is a repaired crack with concrete that is bonded together, and now significantly stronger than the existing foundation wall.
Horizontal cracks in the foundation, or wall cracks wider than a quarter of an inch are general hints that the crack may be structural. Structural cracks typically form as a result of wall movement from thermal changes, uneven loading and settling of the footing, soil pressure and/or soil shrinkage.
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