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Drywall Cracks

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Drywall cracks are one of the most common signs that you have foundation problems. Cracks will appear around door frames, in the ceiling, in corners and along the wall. If you notice multiple cracks then your foundation may need to be repaired.

Learn if your cracked drywall is the result of a foundation problem by requesting a professional foundation evaluation. You'll also receive a Free Homeowner's Guide to Foundation Repair as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.

What Do I Need to Do First?

First you need to find the source of your drywall cracks which typically stems from a foundation problem. Learn more by browsing through the problems signs on this page. If you still have questions, give us a call at 866-370-4816 to make an appointment with one of our foundation repair experts.

Do These Drywall Cracks Look Familiar?

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Why Do I Get Drywall Cracks?

Cracked drywall can indicate your home's foundation needs underpinning, or additional structural support.Your cracked drywall could be telling you that your home's foundation needs underpinning, or additional structural support.


Underpinning is the process of providing support to your home's foundation by installing support piers, like Push Piers or Helical Piers, underneath the foundation.


The support piers are driven down into a layer of stable soil or bedrock, providing a permanent solution to house settling, drywall cracks and other foundation problems.


While these cracks can be caused by several other factors – high humidity or poor construction – they can also appear when your foundation needs additional support or underpinning.

How Do I Fix The Cause of My Drywall Cracks?

There are several cosmetic options available to you to fix drywall cracks, however it's important to find the cause of the drywall cracks or they will reappear and continue to grow: creating more stress, work and expensive repairs.


Drywall cracks are a common sign that your house is settling and may need foundation repair. Before spending time and money repairing the drywall cracks have your home inspected for free by one of our professional foundation repair contractors.

What Do I Do Now?

JES Experts in Foundation Repair

Save yourself the time and hassle of repairing the cracked drywall – which normally indicate you have a bigger problem – by making an appointment for a free evaluation with one our foundation repair experts.


Whether you need foundation repair or we find that the drywall cracks are just a cosmetic problem, we are here to help you! Every foundation repair consultant is thoroughly trained by our team of Professional Engineers to find and diagnose foundation problems, and provide you with the best recommendation for your home. Not every home we inspect needs foundation repair, and we’ll tell you if you can repair the cracked drywall with a patch.


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

If you're not sure of the source of your cracked bricks, 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.

Drywall Crack Solutions

We offer several foundation repair solutions which repair cracked drywall including: JES Helical Piers, JES Push Piers and JES Slab Piers.


Keep in mind that there isn't a one-size-fits-all fix for foundation problems - which is why we'll work with you to create the best, custom solution for your home's foundation problems.

JES was great. The inspector we had was very good, knew his stuff, and gave us the confidence to proceed. The workers did a really good job, and it worked very well. I actually watched the crack close on my sheetrock as the house was lifted.

~ Richard W.

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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