One of the first noticeable signs on your home that you are in need of foundation crack repair is when you see cracks in your walls and your foundation. Some cracks can be harmless, but most of the time they are telling you that you need to get your foundation problem under control. Some of the signs that you need foundation crack repair would be; vertical, diagonal, horizontal, or stair step cracks or a bowed basement wall. These are signs of foundation settlement. This occurs when the soil conditions underneath your home are unstable. They can be undergoing shrinking or expanding which causes the ground stress and allows your home to sink down into the soil. For all of your foundation repair needs, look no further. We are your service providers for Nashville TN.
Vertical cracks are most often caused by the shrinkage of the concrete. However it may occur from damage from the home caused by foundation settlement. These sort of foundation cracks are a simple repair job and it can be normally fixed within a day. However, diagonal cracks can grow over time and cause further damage to the foundation if they are not immediately fixed. Simple injection techniques are not the appropriate solution for diagonal cracks. They need to be stabilized to prevent them from expanding and getting larger.
Horizontal or stair step cracks indicate that your home's foundation is susceptible to lateral pressure. This occurs when the ground around your foundation goes from being wet and expanding to shrinking back down when it is dry. This is a sign that your home is undergoing serious foundation movement. The back and forth pressure causes cracking and bowing to your home's foundation or basement walls. These cracks can cause complete failure to the walls. They are caused by pressure against the side walls. For these you need to restore the structural stability of the foundation. With bowed basement or foundation walls it is caused by soil loads pushing against the wall. When these conditions continue over time it causes the bowing of the walls and it also brings significant cracking. Unless it is dealt with as soon as possible then it will cause further damage to your home. Our steel piers, helical piers, and plate anchors will stabilize and secure your home. Ground Up Builders can take a look at the cracks you are experiencing in your foundation and let you know the best foundation repair solution for your cracks. We also offer concrete leveling (also called polyjacking or polyleveling) if you are experiencing concrete cracks or other concrete problems.
If your home is undergoing these foundation issues, then
Ground Up Builders can help make your home sturdy again. Contact us today! We are your Foundation Repair Nashville TN experts.