Fixing any kind of crack in your basement or foundation wall or on the floor is important for maintaining the structural integrity of your home. That’s why BDB Waterproofing professionals are highly trained in basement and foundation crack repair. Cracks should be addressed before water starts seeping in through them, or they grow into a serious problem.
Cracks can appear in a variety of sizes, shapes, patterns and lengths. Typically, the deeper a crack is, the more of a concern it should be. A trained professional should look at all foundation cracks to determine what has caused them, and the best way to stop them.
Wall cracks can be a sign of simply the natural curing of concrete, or a more serious sign of damage such as a bowing wall or a sinking foundation. They can be in a horizontal, vertical or stair-step pattern. They may start at the top of the foundation wall and extend outward, or start in the middle or at the bottom. They will typically start off being rather short to begin with, and as time passes, they can potentially get much larger and deeper.
These kinds of cracks typically do not pose a serious threat to the structural integrity of a home. However, if you notice puddles on the floor, then this is a good indication that water has started to come in through this opening, and the crack needs to be repaired.
It is not uncommon for a cracked foundation to be a warning sign of settlement or bowing walls. If this is the underlying cause of the problem, we will be sure to make the necessary repairs to stabilize your foundation. We can install piers, wall anchors, wall plates and more to stop cracks and foundation movement.