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In Need of Ceiling Crack Repair in Iowa?

If you own a home or business in Iowa, you need to be aware that foundation problems can arise due to the changing moisture content of the soil beneath your foundation. The soil in Iowa is expansive soil which means that it will heave when wet and shrink when dry. This constant shifting of the soil will also cause your foundation to shift and settle. When this happens, there will be structural damage throughout your home or business that needs to be addressed. Ceiling cracks are one of the signs that you may be in need of foundation repair.

Why Should I Get Ceiling Cracks Repaired?

If you see ceiling cracks, you should be looking for other common signs of foundation problems. If more than one problem is present, you definitely have to get in contact with a professional. The experts at WCI Basement Repair can come to your home to inspect the issues and figure out a solution.

Some of the signs that your ceiling cracks are a result of foundation failure include:

  • Large cracks, over 1/16 inch wide
  • Vertical ceiling cracks that continue down walls
  • Cracks toward the center of the ceiling
  • Bowed or sagging ceilings
  • Cracks near load-bearing walls

If we find that your foundation does need repairing, we have the experience and products to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again.

How Can We Repair Ceiling Cracks?

If your ceiling cracks are a result of foundation problems, WCI Basement Repair uses underpinning products such as helical piers and steel piers for foundation repair. Solutions for foundation problems in residential homes

  • Steel Piers – These are installed beneath the foundation and are driven deep into the ground until they reach stable, load-bearing soils. Each steel pier is then load tested. After load testing, the entire weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers to lift the structure back to its original position and keep it stable to prevent future problems.
  • Helical Piers – These work much the same way as steel piers, except they are screwed into the ground instead of driven in. This provides extra stability for the structure and makes the piers versatile, as they can be installed in any conditions.
  • Helical Tieback Anchors – These are used to straighten and support bowing or leaning foundation walls. If you have ceiling cracks caused by a shifting or settling foundation, wall anchors may be the solution.

Trust WCI Basement Repair

All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry. We are a locally owned business that will give you the individual attention that you deserve. We have established an outstanding reputation in Iowa and we intend to keep it that way. We stand behind our work with a 25-year transferable warranty. Are you noticing concerning cracks in your ceilings? Give WCI a call today and receive a free quote!