Ceiling Crack Repair

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. Ceiling cracks are one of the signs that you may be in need of foundation repair. Some of the other signs that your foundation has shifted and settled are:

  • Bowing or leaning walls
  • Floor cracks
  • Leaning chimney
  • Wall cracks
  • Doors and windows that stick
  • Garage foundation cracks

So if you see ceiling cracks, it is important to look around your home for some of these other signs of foundation problems. It is important to have a professional come and inspect your home and foundation and see if you are in need of foundation repair. The experts at WCI Basement Repair can come and give you a free inspection.

Some of the signs that the 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, WCI Basement Repair has the experience and products to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again.

Ceiling Crack Repair

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. Ceiling crack repair in Iowa by WCI Basement Repair

  • Steel Piers – These are installed beneath the foundation and are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers 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.

All of the products WCI Basement Repair uses 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.

So if you notice any ceiling cracks, contact WCI Basement Repair for a free inspection.