Cracks can lead to leaks and mold, but if your basement walls are unfinished, it’s also just plain ugly. As a homeowner, keeping an eye out for cracks can save you a lot of time and hassle. If a crack is left unchecked, it can spread and even lead to bad leaks. The good news is that crack repair is not a long or difficult process.
There are a number of different reasons. Sometimes cracks will happen during the initial pouring, through no fault of the builder. Cracks often occur at, or near, stress points where the foundation was compromised in order to drill holes necessary for sewer, gas, or electrical lines. Moisture in the soil around your home can also have a big impact on your foundation. If conditions are too wet or even too dry, cracks will begin to form. Around here, wet winters and drier summers can wreak havoc on basement walls. If you find evidence of cracks in your foundation, it’s best to give us a call right away, before the problem gets worse.
The good news is, there’s nothing to worry about. Our trained professionals can help you repair cracks when they arise, or we can do a little preemptive maintenance by sealing and waterproofing your foundation before a problem even begins. If your home is currently being built, we can help with new construction, but we can also offer similar services on existing foundations.