When you see a crack in your concrete basement wall, it’s hard not to worry about what it means. Concrete basement wall cracks can either mean nothing or mean an underlying structural issue. But how can you tell? When cracks are larger than 1/16” wide that can be an indicator of foundation issues. If cracks are forming frequently and in large amounts, that can also be a sign your home needs professional help. Contact Premier Foundation Solutions for basement wall crack repair services you can trust.
Sometimes cracks in your concrete walls can be inevitable. Some common causes for cracks in concrete walls are:
- Premature drying
- Changes in temperature
- Weight overload
Although these are all normal, it’s important that no crack goes unexamined. A crack can be the cause of leaks or the first telltale sign of a foundation problem. If you don’t take the time to examine a crack or hire a professional to inspect your wall, a simple wall crack can grow from an eyesore to a costly repair.
Do I Need to Fix This?
If you’re unsure about the severity of a crack, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Even if it’s just a little crack it’s always a good idea to get it evaluated. Maintaining your foundation walls can play an important role in their longevity. At Premier Foundation Solutions we offer a free inspection to help our clients determine the next step in foundation repair.
At Premier Foundation Solutions we have multiple ways to treat concrete basement wall cracks. One way we repair narrow cracks permanently is with epoxy compounds that seal off the opening area. This will help restore the structural integrity of your property’s wall.
For the bigger cracks that are more detrimental, we can stabilize the wall by using a Grip-Tite Push Pier System or a Grip-Tite Helical Pile System. They will provide a stable support system below the problem area. We also utilize the Grip-Tite Wall Anchor System for horizontal, shear-type cracks. This system provides an anchor that stabilizes the deteriorating basement wall by neutralizing the pressure.
In other cases, we will determine if the damage of the wall is beyond repair. Then we will replace the entire wall with a more robust one to carry the structure's load. Don’t let the situation worsen, contact us today!