Cracks in Cinderblock Foundation Repair
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Cracks in Cinderblock Foundation

If you are facing water leakage in your cinderblock foundation, then it means that there are cracks in your foundation that are allowing water to seep through your foundation walls.

Cinderblock Foundations

In some construction projects, large masonry blocks are required rather than standard bricks but large solid concrete blocks can be costly. In times like this, to save money, some people compromise and settle for cinderblocks. These are hollow masonry blocks. The bricklayers work together with cinderblocks. A line of mortar is inserted to adjust the cinderblocks. The hollow spaces in the cinderblocks provide natural insulation.

Cinderblock foundation is not impermeable; this means if it is exposed to continuous and excessive water, the foundation can get easily damaged and results in cracks. Therefore, it is recommended to get cinderblock repair time to time to maintain the structural integrity of the house.

Types of Cinderblock Foundation Cracks

Mortar Joint Crack

This is the most common type of cinderblock crack found in the foundation walls. This usually occurs because of thermal cycling, which is the alternating heating and cooling of the blocks and the mortar. This is usually responsible for a majority of basement leaks.

Cracking of Cinderblocks

Another type of cinderblock foundation cracking is the cracking of the blocks themselves. It is not easy to spot this type of cracking without an onsite inspection carried by an experienced and knowledgeable waterproofing contractor. These cracks can be stabilized if they are spotted on time and the blocks are not damaged badly. However, if the damage is severe, it may require structural repair.

Horizontal Cracks

These are alarming cinderblock foundation cracks that need immediate repair. These horizontal cracks are caused when the soil pushes the foundation walls inwards. If it is not fixed, the foundation wall can bow and damage the overall structure of your home.

If you're in need of repairs for your cinderblock foundation in Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire, call 978-808-7873 to get dependable and guaranteed service.