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.
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.
There are a variety of reasons why underpinning may be necessary. It may be due to:
There are several simple solutions for cracks in your walls.
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!
|Horizontal and Angled||Horizontal and Vertical|
|Center Converging||Vertical wider at bottom|
|Vertical wider at top||Wider at top than bottom|
|Stair Step||Stair Step|