A basement wall crack in a poured basement foundation is generally caused by concrete shrinkage. This shrinkage can continue for three years after the basement wall has been initially poured and sometimes can occur even longer afterward. Even after this period, continued pressures, such as soil contraction and expansion, can cause further foundation cracks in southeast Michigan and separation.
Wall cracks can form for a number of reasons southeast Michigan bad quality construction materials or techniques being used during the time when the home was being built, hydrostatic pressure from the soil surrounding the home, foundation settlement, or from a variety of other structural problems. Continue reading