Wondering If Your Home Needs Foundation Repair?
This FAQ Article will help guide you. If you have additional questions, please leave them in the comments below.
1. Why Does My Concrete Foundation Crack?
Cracks in poured concrete foundations are pretty common, especially as your home ages. Often, its a product of the concrete shrinking as part of the curing process.
But, after this, the more serious cracks will start to set in.
Usually, you’ll see them in the middle third of the wall or around your basement windows, often weak spots in your walls. This is usually a sign that there is a problem on the outside of the foundation wall.
2. Should I Try to Patch the Crack on the Inside?
Do not attempt to patch up or epoxy an inside crack. Wall cracks move and grow lager due to changes in the soil. When it’s wet out, the soil expands and puts pressure on your foundation.
When it dries out, the soil shrinks, relieving some pressure, but setting it up for another hit when it rains again. No epoxy will hold a wall together. It will simply crack as your wall moves.
3. Can You Stop Foundation Cracks from Moving?
Yes, this is done by using our special Steel Plate Foundation Repair technology.
Plus, we deal with the cracks on the outside of your foundation, at the source. And, the soil is dealt with so that water and dry periods no longer put pressure on your foundation, causing further cracks, leaks, and structural damages.
We provide foundation repair in the greater Philadelphia area including West Chester, York, Allentown, Harrisburg, Quakertown, Lancaster, Easton and all of the surrounding areas. We also can help home owners in all of New Jersey including Vineland, Cape May, East Rutherford, Edison, Trenton and all of NJ and Delaware.