“I found a crack on my foundation wall, should I be concerned about it structurally? Why is my foundation cracking?” This question has been asked multiple times. To put it in simple terms, a crack doesn’t necessarily mean a structural problem will come out of it. On the other hand though, cracks are never a good look and they sure are not easy to fix- it can also expand and that will mean many more difficulties. Experts will agree that a crack wider than 1/16 of an inch is an issue especially if it is admitting water or if it is increasing in width or length. If this happen, it is an indication of foundation movement aka a real issue- - if your foundation has gotten to this point, contact a professional immediately.
So, “Why is my foundation cracking?” Let’s find out! In the great majority of cases only large cracks will occur when there is a structural problem at hand. For this, you will need to get in touch with a foundation repair professional. Here are a few descriptions of cracks that mean you have structural damage:
- Cracks that reach the basement floor to the top of the foundation wall
- A crack that wraps around a wall
These kind of cracks show that the soil supporting the foundation is moving and it is taking your foundation with it.
It is not always easy to fix a crack but it is not impossible either. Sure, filling a crack with epoxy will fix the problem but if the foundation issue is far more than just a crack, epoxy will only hold it there for a minimum amount of time. Get an expert on site to determine the real issue behind the cracking of your foundation.
Why is your foundation cracking? Contact an expert from ADG Construction.