Professional Foundation Crack Repair

It's not unusual for cracks in your foundation to form within the first year of building. These often happen near windows, corners of walls, or floors. These are due to the foundation settling and really aren't anything to worry about.

However, if you notice cracks becoming bigger or allowing water to seep into them, it's time to call the professionals at The Driveway Company. Since your foundation is what supports your home, it is vital that the structure is stable. This is why it's essential to monitor any changes and whether cracks are increasing in size.

As always, the faster you fix minor problems, the more straightforward and affordable any repairs and maintenance will be.

Give us a call to keep your foundation and home safe and free of cracks and structure issues.

Types Of Foundation Cracks

Our Repair Process Includes

Vertical And Diagonal Cracks

These are ordinarily a sign of the concrete foundation settling. They are pretty standard in new construction projects and referred to as shrinkage cracks. The reason for shrinkage cracks is because concrete shrinks while it cures. You'll most often find them running vertically or diagonally in the middle section of walls and will be less than 1/8 in width.

Horizontal Cracks

These, unfortunately, show a more serious problem. Most often, they are caused by water pressure from the outside of the walls. And horizontal cracks can lead to a breakdown in the foundation. Although most foundations are built to manage this pressure, other severe weather conditions such as flooding can cause these cracks to form. They need to be repaired as soon as possible.

What Causes Foundation Cracks?

Shrinkage

Shrinkage cracks happen soon after a building has been completed. These hairline cracks are nothing to worry about and signify the concrete settling and curing.

Settlement

If the soil beneath the foundation is sinking or moving, you may get cracks in your foundation. Although this is common practice for new building projects, you may be in for a problem if the soil settles unevenly. And you'll find large cracks forming.

Extreme Weather

Of course, severe weather can also cause changes in your soil. Sometimes if the soil is too moist, it will shrink (in warm weather) or swell (in rainy weather). These soil expansion and contraction cycles put foundations under a lot of stress that can eventually lead to cracking.

Expansive Soils

If the soil around your foundation is prone to increase in volume, for example, with clay soils, you will find your foundation walls and floors under added pressure. This, too, could cause movement of your foundations, leading to further headaches.

You Can Depend On The Driveway Company

Sometimes filling horizontal cracks and repairing other surface problems isn't enough for your foundation. It won't solve your underlying concerns. Call The Driveway Company if you are worried about any foundation cracks. We have the foundation repair resolutions you need.

Talk to the professionals if you are ever uncertain about the best way to repair your foundation cracks. We can also help with any other concrete needs, from repairing cracks and concrete lifting to top coats and dye and polishing. We've got you covered when it comes to all your concrete needs.

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There's no need to try and tackle foundation cracks yourself; instead, leave these issues in our capable hands. You can rest assured that we'll work quickly and efficiently to make your foundations and other concrete areas safe and like new. It's as simple as picking up the phone. Our professional team is ready to answer your call. Contact us today to find out more!

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