Wall cracks are a common problem for many homeowners in our area. Even a small crack can let in water or pests, such as termites. It’s important to have cracks in your foundation evaluated. There are many types of cracks that can occur in concrete, masonry, foundation walls, floors, or ceilings. They can be a sign of foundation shrinkage, expansion, or settlement.
Causes of Foundation Cracks
- Shrinkage cracks usually do not cause any structural damage. They are caused by the concrete shrinking over time or by being overloaded. They should still be repaired, as they can allow water to seep in or pests to enter your home.
- Trees are a common cause of problems with foundations. Their trunk and root growth can push the foundation out of place, causing cracks to form over time.
- Too much or too little water can affect your foundation, also. Oversaturated soil can exert large amounts of pressure against the foundation walls. Drought conditions can cause the soil to shrink, taking support away from the foundation wall.
Our team of experts can inspect your home’s foundation and determine the cause of the cracks in your home. Once that is determined, we will work with you to develop a repair plan that works for you and takes care of the problem. We won’t just apply a cosmetic fix, we’ll take care of the underlying problem. Contact us today for your foundation crack needs in Connecticut and the surrounding area.
Types of Wall Cracks and What Causes Them