Understanding Cracked Drywall Problems in Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying & Repairing Issues Related To Cracked Drywall & Foundation Settlement
Common Drywall Cracks & Warning Signs
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. Look for these signs:
Cracking Around Window Frames
Why Do I Get Drywall Cracks?
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.
What Do I Do Now?
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.
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.
Certified Foundation Repair Contractors in Virginia, Northern Virginia, Southeastern Maryland, and DC
At JES, our professional foundation repair experts will work with you, every step of the way, to find and design the best foundation repair solution for your cracked drywall and cracked ceilings. We want to hear your questions and concerns; after all we’re here to help you find the best solution for your home.
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
Drywall Crack Solutions
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.
Get Your Free Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair
Have you ever wondered about your bowed basement walls and what causes them? Or if that drywall crack is 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.