Cracks in foundation walls in southeast Michigan can unnerve even the savviest homeowners. The fact is – concrete cracks. Most cracks are common shrinkage cracks that occur as the concrete cures. These cracks are typically vertical and usually less than 1/16″ wide. We also see many structural or settlement cracks.
These can happen due to differential loading, lateral pressure, or from vertical movement due to soil shrinkage. In all cases, we want to find the cause of the crack to prevent future cracks in southeast Michigan. We can also add a structural component to the crack repair by adding carbon fiber staples.
Stronger than steel, the staples will prevent the crack from reopening even if the wall begins to move again.