What are the Signs you Should Fix Your Floor Cracks
Cracks that are uneven
water seeping out of crack
cracks in bricks or blocks
windows not functioning
Get Your Floor Cracks Repaired
The professionals at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair will work with you to customize a solution to your individual situation.
There can be many causes for floor cracks. One of our experts at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair can help you decide what kind of crack you have and the best way to repair it. In the case of floor cracks, it is better to play it safe. It may be nothing structural, but it could be a symptom of a much larger issue.
Water needs only a hairline fracture to gain access and a termite only needs an opening of 1/64 an inch.
A crack that is both on the floor and the foundation is most likely structural and, if left alone, can lead to significant damage to your home in Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama or Tennessee. Cracks in the floor that include the foundation may also present themselves as moving slabs and leaning or bowing walls.
Other causes of floor cracks are trees and their roots. As a tree grows, its trunk can push the surrounding soil out of place and consequently your floor, creating cracks. Another occurrence is if a tree dies or root killer is used. When the roots decompose, the soil around them can collapse, creating a void and subsequently causing the slab to crack.
Weather conditions can damage foundations and also cause cracks in your floor. Extremely dry or wet conditions can cause the soil under your floor to shift or settle unequally, creating cracks.
Call the professionals from Affordable Foundation and Home Repair take a look at your floor crack and give you options to fix the crack and the underlying problem.