Cracked Wall Repair

Wall Crack Repair

Wall cracks are pretty common in all homes over time simply because of the aging structure and the settlement of the soil. Even though it’s common, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. There are certain sizes and types of wall cracks that warrant repairs. 

Once you come to an understanding of these foundation cracks it will help you to figure out how best to fix it. There are many different forms of cracks. Cracks that are about .064″ or less usually don’t leak. When the wall cracks are wider on top than on the bottom it means that it was probably from some settlement, which will likely need repairs.

What Causes Wall Cracks?

Walls cracks happen because they are filled to capacity or because the structure has settled. The vertical and more angled cracks are usually caused by heaving or settlement. Horizontal cracks, on the other hand, are more likely to be caused by their lateral weight. 

Even if these cracks don’t seem like a huge deal to you, it’s important to get them checked out by a professional. Serious foundation problems can easily start with wall cracks. 

Why Should I Get My Wall Cracks Repaired?

There are a variety of reasons why underpinning may be necessary. It may be due to:

  • The original foundation is not strong or stable enough
  • The usage of the structure has changed
  • The soil supporting the foundation has changed
  • The construction of nearby structures may have made the excavation of soil necessary

Wall Crack Repair Options

There are several simple solutions for cracks in your walls.

  • One such solution is plate anchors. These are designed to stabilize and permanently support your cracked wall. These plate anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor, and a high strength rod that ties them together. These ECP plate anchors are some of the best products on the market. 
  • Push piers are used when it is determined that your cracks in basement walls or floors are caused by foundation settlement. These ECP push piers are installed to support the maximum weight of the structure. These steel push piers are driven into the ground to deep load-bearing soils Then the weight of the structure is transferred from weaker soils onto these steel piers. 
  • Helical piers are also used when the wall cracks are due to foundation settlement. They are ideal for applications where there is a need to resist a tension or compressive force or both. This underpinning process is used to strengthen and stabilize the foundation.

Choose WCI Basement Repair

No matter what your home may be struggling with, WCI Basement Repair will get it repaired. We have the experts and equipment needed to make sure it’s done right the first time. We stand behind our work and are committed to helping keep your home safe and structurally sound. Don’t hesitate to call us for a free estimate today!


Angled   Horizontal
Angled Wall Crack   Horizontal Wall Crack
Horizontal and Angled   Horizontal and Vertical
Angled and Horizontal wall crack   Vertical Horizontal basement crack
Center Converging   Vertical wider at bottom
Center Converging Wall Cracks   Vertical wider at bottom cracks
Vertical wider at top   Wider at top than bottom
Vertical crack wider at top   Wider at top than bottom cracks
Vertical   Vertical
Vertical Wall Cracks   Vertical wall cracks
Stair Step   Stair Step
Stair Step cracks   Stair Step wall cracks

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