Understanding what this means requires some expertise.
These cracks indicate a serious issue that must be addressed right away! The soil under your home is pushing against your foundation and forcing the walls in. If left alone, the horizontal cracks will grow into a bowed wall and eventually a collapsed wall. And if your foundation wall collapses, it will take the rest of your home with it.
Vertical cracks can be found on foundation walls of all ages. They’re most often non-structural and caused by the shrinking of concrete as it cures. This type of cracking can be repaired quickly using our crack injection methods. This type of crack repair is perfect for sealing leaks.
Stair Step cracks:
These cracks tell you that your house is settling unevenly. The unstable soil under your home’s foundation, which is causing the settling, can cause other problems like drywall cracks or nail pops.
A leaking crack is an obvious problem, but one that we can fix. In all cases, if you have any concern with your wall crack, give us a call. Oftentimes, one crack will lead to another, and these cracks will not get better on their own. It is best to monitor these cracks closely and seek professional help before further expensive damage occurs.