all cracks diminish the aesthetic quality of your home and can also be an indication of deeper structural issues. It could be a small degree of foundation settlement or it could be a preliminary symptom of potential foundation failure. As a home or business owner, inspecting the interior and exterior of your home regularly is a wise way to minimize existing or potential foundation issues. An unseen culprit of wall cracks can be an excessive build up of hydrostatic pressure contained in heavily saturated soil beneath the foundation. Foundation settling and sinking can be another culprit; as the foundation settles and there is diminished support for foundation walls, the walls are susceptible to cracking. When you inspect your home, pay special attention to wall cracks and these other foundation failure signs:
Different types of cracks signify different things. Here are a few possible wall crack types and what they indicate:
Wall cracks feed into the larger problem of water damage in your basement and further foundation failure. With the assistance of Ground Up Builder, you can stop this problem in its tracks. We can handle all your wall crack repair needs in Nashville and Murfreesboro. Vigilance regarding wall cracks in your basement or crawl space can save you a substantial amount when all is said and done. Many basements double as storage spaces for collectibles and valuable family heirlooms, or as play spaces for children. Keeping your basement dry, safe, and functional should be a top priority, so call Ground Up Builders for early intervention at the first sighting of wall cracks.
Many homeowners are aware of the impact made by the ground underneath their homes. Following heavy rainfall or melting snow, the soil can become overly saturated and exert excessive hydrostatic pressure. This pressure pushes up on the foundation and causes cracking.
One economical method of tackling wall cracks is crack injections. We use epoxy and polyurethane injections manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP) to seal the cracks and prevent water or pests from permeating the openings. If your foundation moves or settles more, these resins will adjust with the foundation as a result of the flexible properties of the filler. In many instances the filled cracks inherit stronger properties than the original wall because the resins are exceptionally strong and durable. Crack injections are also an attractive option because they can be installed in just a few hours, eliminating the need for workers to camp out in your home extensively.
Here at Ground Up, we offer free estimates and can thoroughly inspect any of your wall cracks. If we discover that the cracks are determinant of weakening walls, we offer different piering products to restore strength and stability to them. Wall anchors and tiebacks are minimally invasive to install and are long lasting supports for walls weakened by cracks, bowing, or leaning. Allow us to assist you in determining the proper solution for your specific needs!