Splitting Wall Crack
This problem is often caused from excessive hydrostatic pressure in the earth of the home. The pressure builds up whenever the water table around the foundation rises and falls due to heavy rains or a drought. This force on a basement wall will eventually cause it to crack. Additionally, when the foundation is experiencing problems with settlement, it may sink into the earth in certain spots, causing problems for the structural integrity of the entire home. When this happens, homeowners may actually see the wall splitting in the living areas of the home, such as in the living room, bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom. Not only is the split an eyesore, but if left untreated, it could potentially lead to total structural failure.
Warning signs of a problem include:
- Ability to physically see an opening or crevice on the wall's surface
- Walls in the basement are leaning or bowing into the home
- Noticeable sinking can be seen on one or more sides of the foundation
- Chimney is tilting or pulling away from the home
- Windows and doors become difficult to open or close
How We Fix Wall Cracks In Your Living Area
To fix the problem, we will first need to send a tech to your home to evaluate the situation. He will thoroughly inspect the problem areas to determine the root cause of the issue, as well as the best way to go about fixing it so that it doesn't happen again. If the issue is caused from a sinking foundation, we can install our patented piering products. If the problem is caused from excessive pressure in the earth, we can install anchors around the base of your home to help strengthen, support, and stabilize the walls. The crack itself will need to be filled in and sealed over. Afterward, you will be able to paint over it so that it matches with the rest of your space.