Foundation Wall Crack Repair in Omaha, Denver, Kansas City & Wichita
Effective Solutions to Identify & Repair Cracked Foundation Walls
Foundation wall cracks can come in many forms, all of which can indicate a foundation problem. Horizontal or "stair-step" cracks often occur in masonry basements, while wall cracks typically form in the corners of poured concrete foundations. Although some foundation cracks are normal, serious issues, such as foundation settlement or expansive, unstable soils, can also cause them.
The best way to tell if a wall crack is serious is to schedule a professional foundation inspection. If the crack is letting moisture, odors, and pests into the basement, is more than ⅛" wide, or has continued to grow over time, it likely needs to be repaired.
If you're concerned about cracks in your foundation, Thrasher Foundation Repair can help. As a leading foundation repair contractor, we offer a range of proven, state-of-the-art solutions to fix cracked foundation walls.
Contact us at 1-844-948-3306 or online to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate in Nebraska, Western Iowa, Colorado, Central and Western Kansas, and Northwestern Missouri.
What Causes Cracks in Foundation Walls?
Cracks in foundation walls can range from a simple cosmetic issue to a significant structural problem with your home. The good news? We can fix most foundation problems quickly and permanently. The key is to address the issue early and identify the cause of wall cracks. In most cases, we attribute foundation cracks to one of three reasons.
It is common for minor cracks to appear in foundation walls as concrete cures. These are often called shrinkage cracks and tend to be tiny hairline cracks 1/16" wide or less. They generally occur near the center of a span and maintain a consistent width along the length of the crack.
While shrinkage cracks are normal and not an indication of a foundation problem, you must never assume a foundation crack is merely a shrinkage crack. If you notice foundation wall cracks, monitor them regularly. If they appear to be getting wider, widen enough that you can fit a dime in them, or start growing wider at one end, notify a foundation repair contractor.
If the soil underneath your foundation cannot support the weight of your home, the foundation will eventually begin to settle unevenly, and cracks will start to form. When vertical cracks appear, and the wall or corner of the house begins to rotate, the foundation cracks will typically become wider at the top or bottom.
Wall cracks from foundation settlement are very serious. As the home continues to move over time, they will continue to get worse. If you are concerned that your foundation may be cracking due to settlement issues, it's best to address the problem as soon as possible.
When clay soils under or around your home get wet, they can expand and contract significantly. Wet clay soils put tremendous pressure — literally thousands of pounds — on foundation walls. This pressure can force the walls inward and cause them to buckle, crack, or tilt at the top.
Foundation cracks and damage caused by expansive soils only worsen over time. If ignored for too long, the walls may fail beyond repair. Addressing failing foundation walls quickly is the best way to prevent significant damage. Depending on the cause and severity, Thrasher can complete most foundation wall repairs in as little as a day.
Are Wall Cracks the Only Sign of Foundation Settlement?
Wall cracks are just one symptom of foundation settlement. You may also notice signs of foundation settlement in your crawl space, drywall, or slab floors.
Sagging Crawl Spaces
A sagging crawl space is another sign of foundation settlement, occurring when support beams sink into the ground. A crawl space may also settle when mold or wood rot weakens floor joists and girders or if there aren't enough support posts to adequately support the structure.
When a crawl space begins to sag, the floor above will also sink. As it sinks, the floor pulls on the partition walls attached to it, which causes drywall cracks to form.
Heaving or Sinking Floor Slabs
Slab floors will begin to sink when the soils below settle or are washed away. If the soils underneath the concrete slab expand, the floor will start to lift upwards. The movement caused by settling or expanding soils can lead to cracks in the drywall and the floor itself.
Foundation Crack Repair in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri & Iowa
If your foundation walls have started to crack or you're concerned about foundation settlement, your best bet is to have your home inspected by trained foundation repair experts. At Thrasher Foundation Repair, every project starts with a thorough inspection to assess if the cracks are normal, identify what is causing the foundation to crack, and determine the best possible wall repair solution. We'll then provide a free, no-obligation estimate based on your unique foundation needs, walking you through the process and answering any questions you may have.
Whether the problem is hydrostatic pressure or unstable soils below the foundation, we have permanent foundation repair solutions to restore your foundation's structural integrity.
Our Solutions for Cracked Foundation Walls
- PowerBrace™ Foundation Brace
- EverBrace™ Wall Restoration System
- GeoLock® Foundation Wall Anchor System
- Carbon Fiber Foundation Wall Straps
- WallDefense™ Foundation Wall Brackets
While the type of repair depends on the problem's severity, we can complete most projects in one day. With an experienced, highly-trained team and industry-leading warranties, you can rest assured your home will remain safe and structurally sound for years to come.
Free Estimates for Foundation Crack Repair in Omaha, Wichita, Denver, Kansas City & Nearby
Don't wait to repair cracked foundation walls and other structural problems, like tilting or bowing walls. These problems only worsen over time, leading to more severe and potentially irreversible damage. Thrasher Foundation Repair can identify and repair all types of foundation problems using permanent, proven solutions backed by the industry-leading Supportworks network. Contact us at 1-844-948-3306 or online to learn more about our foundation wall crack repair services.
Thrasher Foundation Repair proudly serves homeowners throughout Nebraska, Colorado, Western Iowa, Central and Western Kansas, and Northwestern Missouri, including Lincoln, Omaha, Denver, Council Bluffs, Wichita, Kansas City, and nearby.
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We serve the following areas
- Cissna Park
- Crescent City
- Gibson City
- Piper City