When it comes to poured concrete, cracks are typically not a matter of if, but when they will happen. Naturally, concrete shrinks and expands as it cures, which can cause cracks. But there are also external factors that can also lead to concrete cracks. Some common issues that we find are tree roots, water pressure buildup from poor drainage, and outside water control (drainage) problems. These can also lead to non-structural concrete cracks.
Left untreated, what can start as a small crack can lead to much more costly foundation issues. If there are signs of water getting through the crack, the issue becomes far more urgent. As water travels, it finds the path of least resistance. Along that path it tends to take material with it which enhances that path of least resistance. Over time, this can result in worsening the water intrusion issue or worse, it could become a more serious crack.
Most property owners have no idea how to tell if the cracks in their foundation walls are serious or not. You are not alone. Some shrinkage cracks are common in poured concrete walls and floors, but other cracks, such as those in a block foundation are not. In most instances, a foundation crack is an indication that something has shifted or settled – this is especially obvious if a crack is wider at one point than another.
The bottom line with foundation cracks and concerns: it’s always good idea to seek an expert’s opinion.
Regardless of the cause or the severity of the crack, DriTek Solutions can safely and permanently seal, repair and stabilize whatever concrete foundation cracking issue you are facing
• Experienced enough to know exactly what is causing your foundation problem
• Large enough to fix it right
• Small enough to really care about you and your home.
• Transferrable warranty
• Satisfaction guarantee
• Financing available
• Custom crafted foundation repair solutions
At DriTek Solutions, we solve all foundation repair problems – foundation cracks, water leaks, sagging floors, and more. For patented and permanent solutions from experienced foundation repair contractors, call us today. You’ll be glad you did!
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