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Common Causes of Foundation Cracks

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Foundation Crack Repair
Causes and Options

Do you see hairline foundation cracks on your basement walls? Are you thinking of getting them painted to cover the cracks and make them less visible? If yes, then you need to rethink!

Foundation cracking is an alarming problem and needs to be fixed immediately, before a thin crack turns into a large one. This problem should be addressed on time, because after all, the foundation is holding your home up. If it gets badly damaged, you might have to pay a hefty price later.

However, before you start getting foundation crack repair, it's important to diagnose the actual cause for the cracks and their effect on your home/building structure. For this, you need to hire a professional foundation repair company who can analyze the problem, suggest a suitable foundation crack repair solution and estimate the foundation crack repair cost for you.

Common Causes of Foundation Cracks

Here are some of the most common causes of foundation cracks:

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Foundation settlement problem occurs due to soil settlement which results of poorly tamped footers and indicates that loose fill dirt was used on the site during construction to level out the ground. The cracks develop when a portion of the foundation settles.

Foundation Bowing

This is when cinder block foundation walls bow in two different ways which results in cracks. This is mostly caused due to poor water drainage. If water is not drained out properly, it keeps standing and pushes against the walls continuously and leads to foundation cracking.

Soil Moisture

Varying degree of soil moisture can also form cracks on the foundation walls. Soil expands when it's wet and shrinks when it's dried. If the soil moisture around your home and under the foundation varies, it can lead to foundation cracking due to variation in pressure on the concrete that makes your foundation walls.

Concrete Shrinkage

With time, the concrete in your foundation shrinks. However, how much it shrinks depends on different factors, especially the water used in the concrete mix during the construction of your home. The concrete slump indicates the amount of water in the mix. If more water is used, the walls shrink more. The shrinking of the walls causes foundation cracks which need to be repaired.

Foundation Crack Repair

It is a permanent solution to foundation cracking problems. It addresses small and large structural cracks that arise due to shifts, shrinkage, expansion and contraction in the walls.

For more information about fixing cracks and leaks in your foundation, please visit www.FoundationCrackRepair.com.