The most common reason for foundation cracks is the stress from hydrostatic pressure. This is how groundwater interacts with the soil surrounding your home and, in turn, the foundation. The more saturated the ground is, the higher the pressure. The force from this hydrostatic pressure can be strong enough to cause structural damage to the foundation.
The expansion and contraction of the ground outside during winter’s freezing and thawing can also stress the foundation. Some foundation cracks are structurally benign due to normal settling of the home after construction. But more serious cracks pose a threat to your foundation. It is important to get your foundation inspected and repaired properly to avoid the potential for further damage.
Our team of foundation repair and basement waterproofing specialists can assess and solve your foundation problems. Whether your foundation is made of cinder block, poured concrete, brick, or stone, our foundation crack repair services
will restore safety.
We can stabilize foundation issues ranging from mortar cracks and sheering blocks to bowing walls and settling structures. Some foundation repair methods include installing:
- Wall pins
- Carbon fiber reinforcement strips
- Helical piers or foundation underpinning
- Crawl space jacks
- And other solutions designed specifically for your situation
Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Go Hand in Hand During normal rainfall, the soil around your home absorbs the water easily. This groundwater then follows natural waterways underground back to creeks, rivers, and streams. However, during prolonged periods of rain, the soil around our homes becomes saturated.
But during heavy rains and snowmelt, water builds up, and looks for a place to go. It will take the path of least resistance. Frequently, that means the water seeps through foundation seams, up into cinder block walls, cracked cement walls and floors, window wells, stairwell areaways, and more.