Not only are cracks unsightly, they can also be a tripping hazard and can let water and pests into your home. If you notice cracks forming in the foundation, sheetrock, ceiling, or brickwork of your Alabama home, it could indicate a major structural problem. Cracks are often symptoms of foundation problems. That is why it is important to have the expert team at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair take a look at the cracks in your home as soon as possible. We are the Crack Guys – call us for a crack repair solution today!
Do you have cracks in your house?
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Types of Structure Cracks
Cracks in your foundation, brickwork or masonry, floor, chimney, driveway, or basement walls may indicate foundation shifting or movement. When the soil beneath your home moves due to drought (soil shrinkage) or erosion (excess moisture in the ground), the concrete above is no longer supported properly. This can cause the foundation to settle or shift sideways. If it moves enough, the stress will cause the foundation to crack.
Cracks in the walls, ceiling, drywall, and other areas of your home may indicate foundation shifting from hydrostatic pressure. The more water that is soaked up by the soil around your home, the greater the hydrostatic pressure. This pressure can become too much for the foundation to withstand, causing concrete cracks to form.
Crack Repair Solutions
There are a couple of different steps to repairing the concrete cracks in your home. First, we will fill the actual crack to seal the two faces of the wall, floor, or ceiling back together. Once the crack itself has been sealed, it is time to stabilize the foundation. There are a couple of different methods we use to fix the cause of cracks and prevent future cracks from forming.
First, we can install underpinning supports and piers. These products, including helical piers, act as stabilizers and supporters for the foundation to lift it and close cracks due to settlement or shifting.
The next solution we offer is polyjacking to lift and level sinking foundations. In this process, a polyurethane foam is injected beneath the slab to raise the concrete and seal cracks that may have formed.
Call “The Crack Guys” now to learn more about the solutions that we can use for foundation and concrete crack repair in your Alabama home.