You don’t have to live with basement cracks! Learn how you can fix them once and for all, by requesting a professional foundation evaluation. You’ll also receive your Free Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.
Basement Cracks – Understanding Basement Wall Cracks in Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying Issues Related To Basement Cracks, Basement Wall Repair, and Foundation Settlement
Basement Cracks – Do They Follow A Pattern?
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Basement cracks are often signs of something bigger, so before you consider patching reach out and have your basement assessed by a professional. If left untreated, your walls, floors, and home could be compromised.
Basement Cracks: Common Patterns
Vertical Basement Wall Cracks
Often mean that the soil your house is built on is shifting, creating house settling and causing foundation problems. This indicates pressure against your basement walls.
Horizontal Basement Wall Cracks
Need repair immediately! These cracks happen when the pressure against the basement wall forces them in. If this isn’t repaired the wall will cave in.
Stair-Step Basement Wall Cracks
These cracks indicate your foundation is settling. Sometimes these basement wall cracks are minor, caused by normal settling but keep an eye on them since they could be telling you that there’s a foundation problem.
What Do I Do Now?
First you need to find the source of your foundation issue.
Before a solution can be determined, it’s best to have your basement professionally assessed.
Basement Cracks – A DIY Fix?
Your cracked basement walls are due to serious foundation problems. Basement cracks are not a do-it-yourself project. While some contractors will just fill the cracks with mortar or try to sell you a concrete crack injection kit, these are not fixing the real issue: your cracked basement walls are due to foundation problems.
If you end up patching the cracks in your basement walls and the walls continue to shift, you’ll have to chip out the patch – a messy and time intensive process – and still repair your foundation.
Basement Cracks? What Now?
If you have cracked basement walls, it’s important to your home’s safety and stability to call a professional foundation repair contractor to inspect the problem. Give us a call at 757-301-4820 to schedule your free inspection. We’ll find the source of the cracked basement wall and provide you with the best customized solution for your home.
Basement Cracks – Your Soil Can Make A Difference
The ground your home is built on plays a critical role in your foundation’s stability. If the soil wasn’t prepared properly when your home was built, there isn’t an adequate drainage system installed or you live in an area that experiences a lot of rain or drought then your home’s foundation could be at risk.
Like a sponge, soil responds to changes in moisture. When it rains the soil expands, pressing against your home’s basement walls. Continued pressure can result in horizontal cracks and even bowed walls. And just like a sponge, when the soil dries it shrinks: pulling away from your basement walls, creating gaps where your foundation can lean or settle.
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
Basement Cracks And Basement Repair Solutions
We have a variety of solutions for basement wall cracks, including Carbon Fiber, JES Wall Anchors, and IntelliBrace. These products aren’t always the solution to your basement problems so it’s important to make an appointment for your free evaluation to find the best solution for your basement.
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 basement walls. We want to hear your questions and concerns; after all we’re here to help you find the best solution for you home.
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.