Most foundation cracks appear within the first year after building a home. A small crack may not seem like a big deal at first, but over time it will expand to a larger trouble for your home.
A crack will grow larger within the first year as the foundation settles into the disturbed soil, and as the soil expands and contracts with the seasons. These cracks cause a few problems:
- Water leaks causing water damage
- Mold growth
- Insects entering your home
- Weakening foundation
If your concrete wall is poured, it will typically form vertical cracks which are from the concrete shrinking as it cures. These cracks are easy to correct with the epoxy injections which we use to stop the basement leaks. We offer several other solutions as well. Clay soil can expand, pushing on the center of your wall and causing a horizontal crack – often wall anchors are the answer for these types of cracks.
Our basement waterproofing specialists in Michigan have years of experience and will help stop water from entering your home. Call today for a free estimate.