Why Wall Cracks Happen
One of the common reasons that foundation walls begin to crack is bowing walls, or walls being pushed inward. This happens because of three soil-related reasons: expansive soils, lateral earth pressure, and hydrostatic pressure. In all cases, foundation walls buckle under the force and create other forms of damage in your home, like wall cracks.
The other type of foundation problem that typically creates wall cracks is foundation settlement. Settling happens when the soil beneath your home can no longer handle its weight. Pockets of weak soil sink, bringing your house down with it. As your foundation shifts unevenly, cracks begin to appear in the walls.
Schedule a Free Foundation Wall Inspection
While leaking foundation wall cracks are necessary to repair, it is important to have an expert assess your home prior to performing any repairs as these cracks may be a sign of a much larger problem such as settlement or bowing walls. Our design specialists are trained in the recognition of these issues and can produce an approach that not only provides a dry basement but also a structurally sound basement.
Contact us to schedule your free foundation wall inspection.