Foundation Cracks

Dangers of Foundation Cracks

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We have a list of things that we consider warning signs of foundation damage and #1 on that list is foundation cracks. They don’t necessarily mean foundation problems, but they can let in pests like termites, rodents, and ants. In addition to these varmints, water can enter your home through a crack as small as 1/16 of an inch.

Termites only need 1/64 of an inch to squeeze in and start infesting your home.

The smallest cracks can start your foundation and structural problems, so you must have your foundation looked at by the professionals at Tar Heel Foundation Solutions. Cracks can be caused by foundation settlement, flooding, or other natural causes. We’ll inspect your home and determine the cause of the cracks and make a plan to stop the cracks from growing and getting to the root of the problem.

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Foundation Repair is NOT a DIY Project

We can’t emphasize enough how you should not take on foundation repairs by yourself. You may be tempted to go to your local hardware store or DIY store and get a can of epoxy or foam and fill in the crack yourself. This may take care of the problem temporarily, but if you don’t take care of the cause of the crack, it will just get bigger. Most cracks are caused by soil pressure and it will take professional expertise and equipment to reverse the effects. In some cases, piers may need to be installed to support the foundation. Only an expert will know how to fix it and have the ability to do so.

Give Tar Heel Foundation Solutions a call today for a free inspection and we’ll check out your property. We will work with you to implement a plan to seal the cracks, repair the causes, and stabilize your foundation. We look forward to hearing from you and begin restoring your home’s stability.


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