When is a vertical foundation wall crack a problem?
When walking through your basement you will very often find a crack in the foundation wall that will look concerning. In most cases, these types of foundation wall cracks are not an indication of a bigger problem. However, there are some situations when these cracks need to be repaired. Below we have listed out three reasons why you will need to repair a vertical foundation wall crack.
Leaking foundation wall crack
Water in your basement can lead to a long list of problems in your home. Mold and mildew issues, damage to personal belongings and high humidity levels throughout your house.
Basement wall cracks open the door for insects and rodents
Nothing makes a basement more unappealing then bugs, spiders and cob webs. When a crack in your foundation wall gets wide enough you have opened your basement door to the great outdoors.
Structural problems tied to a vertical foundation wall crack
The number one question most homeowners have when finding thees types of foundation cracks. Do I have a structural problem? There are three indicators that you can look for to answer that question.
Is the foundation wall bowed in or out?
Has the wall crack deflected?
Is there a corresponding vertical foundation wall crack on the opposite side of the foundation connected by a crack in the floor?
If the answer is yes to any one of these three questions it is important to have your foundation inspected by a structural engineer or a company that specializes in structural foundation repairs. These types of vertical foundation wall cracks, if not repaired, can lead to severe property damage and greatly impact the integrity of your home.
As we explore and examine our homes we will undoubtedly uncover these types of problems in our homes foundation. Knowing when to worry about the problem and what steps you can take to fix the issue are important. Rescon Basement Solutions offers a complete line of foundation repair products and services to help repair any vertical foundation wall crack you may find in your basement foundation wall.