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Cracked Block Foundation

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Cracked blocks in your home's foundation can show up in many forms. Are there vertical cracks in your block foundation? Are your foundation walls bowed in addition to having cracks? Are there cracks near the soil level? Or are there cracks in the corners? Chances are that the cracks in your concrete block foundation are telling you that your home needs foundation repair.

We’re here to help you find the perfect solution for your home, and determine if the cracks in your concrete block foundation require foundation repair. Contact us today to schedule your free foundation inspection. We’ll find the cause of your cracked concrete block foundation and recommend a solution, or let you know if you can fix the problem yourself.

What Do I Need to Do First?

First you need to find the source of your cracked block foundation, but typically it stems from a foundation problem of some kind. This process is messy and time consuming; forcing you to crawl around your cold basement or nasty crawl space to search for problem signs.

 

You can browse through the various problems signs and information on this page. Or, just give us a call at 866-370-4816 to have one of our foundation repair experts come out and take a look. We'll do the dirty work.

Do Your Foundation Cracks Follow a Pattern?

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What Do My Foundation Crack Patterns Mean?

If your home has any of these types of foundation cracks then you may have a serious foundation issue.

 

Horizontal Block Cracks
This type of crack is screaming that your home's foundation is in trouble! The pressure from the soil pushing against your foundation is creating points of weakness – which is where the horizontal cracks are appearing. If this problem isn't repaired, the wall will eventually collapse.

Vertical Block Cracks
Indicate that your house is settling. These cracks typically grow over time, becoming wider and letting water leak into your foundation – creating a waterproofing problem. If vertical cracks appear in more than one area or if the cracks appear in brick, stone or concrete blocks, get help now! It could be telling you that your foundation needs additional support.

Stair-Step Block Cracks
These cracks form when your home is settling unevenly. House settling occurs when the soil your home is built on is no longer able to support the weight of your house. The soil will shift and change, forcing your foundation to do the same.

We're here to help you find the perfect solution for your home, and determine if the cracked blocks require foundation repair. Email us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate and we'll let you know if your foundation needs repair or if it is something that you can fix.

Can I Repair My Cracked Block Foundation?

Don't assume that a foundation crack or a cracked block in your concrete block foundation can be easily repaired with mortar or caulk. These are only cosmetic fixes which don't repair any structural problems or address the cause of your home's cracked foundation. Most of the time cracked blocks in your foundation mean you have a serious foundation issue. The cracks almost always get worse over time, creating more problems in your home while becoming more expensive to repair.It's best to have a foundation repair professional inspect your cracked block foundation before repairing a problem that may be a sign that you have a serious foundation issue.

Most of the time cracked blocks in your foundation mean you have a serious foundation issue. The cracks almost always get worse over time, creating more problems in your home while becoming more expensive to repair.

We can help you determine if your foundation needs to be repaired or if you can fix the problem yourself. Give us a call at 866-370-4816 to make an appointment for your free inspection. Our foundation repair specialists can help you determine if your foundation needs to be repaired or if you can fix the problem yourself.

What Do I Do Now?

JES Experts in Foundation Repair

Find the cause of the cracked block before trying to fix the problem. Give us a call at 866-370-4816 to schedule your free inspection and we'll outline the cause of cracked blocks and the best solution for your home.

 

JES offers several foundation repair solutions, also known as underpinning. Underpinning is the process of stabilizing your home’s foundation by installing piers under your home’s foundation. The stabilization piers are installed into a stable layer of soil, providing a long-term solution to your home’s foundation problems.

And if your cracked block foundation is nothing more than a cosmetic problem, we will tell you!


If your home needs repair, we will work with you to create a customized, economical foundation repair solution to your home’s cracked block, foundation cracks and other foundation issues. And if your concrete cracks are nothing more than a cosmetic problem, we will tell you.


The Experts at JES can Help! Free Foundation, Crawl Space or Basement Inspection

If you're not sure of the source of your concrete cracks, give us a call at 866-370-4816, and schedule a free inspection. We'll find out the cause of the problem and help you find the perfect solution.

Cracked Block Foundation Solutions

The solution for your home's cracked concrete block foundation depends on a variety of factors, including soil condition, weight of house and type of damage. We will work with you to create the best customized, economical foundation repair solution for your home.

 

Some of the underpinning solutions we may recommend for your home’s cracked concrete block foundation are JES Helical Piers, JES Push Piers, JES Slab Piers, JES Wall Anchors or CarbonArmor™.

 

Still have questions and concerns? Email us to schedule a time to meet with one of our foundation repair experts. We are happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease when it comes to your home's foundation issues.

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Foundation Repair

Free Homeowner's Guide to Foundation RepairHave you ever wondered about your cracked concrete block foundation? Or if those brick cracks are a sign that you have a bigger problem? Our Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair is your resource for learning about foundation problems, causes and solutions.

 

Request your free foundation repair inspection and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.

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"I would like to praise your engineer and the construction crew for their professional approach to solving our foundation problems. In over forty years of practice in architecture, I have seldom seen such a well coordinated demolition/construction process. I would have JES back for any future foundation problems and will recommend JES to my clients and friends who need your services."

~ William M., Yorktown, VA

 
"The crew was wonderful especially the Foreman. We asked lots of questions and kept checking in and looking at the work. Each time we went to the basement, they stopped the work and carefully explained the process to us in a very friendly manner. We liked this crew and the foreman very much."

~ Suzzanne B., Culpeper, VA