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When Is It Time for Foundation Repair? | Saginaw, MI

Jeff Schleuning  -  Jun 29, 2018  -  , , ,  -  No Comments

Does Your Home Need Foundation Repair?

Repairing your home’s foundation can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. Identifying warning signs and finding foundation repair companies becomes very difficult if you don’t know what to look for.

If you’ve got concerns about the health of your home’s foundation, it helps to know which common issues occur with certain foundation types.

Poured Concrete Foundation

Concrete Foundation | Everdry Waterproofing of Grand Rapids

If you’ve got a poured concrete foundation, you may have noticed some hairline cracks forming vertically. These cracks are normal, and don’t generally point to larger structural issues. However, they can be a source of moisture and mold, so you’ll want to consider having them sealed up. If hairline cracks continue to expand and shift, you may want to consider the advice of a foundation repair professional.

Cinder Block Walls

Cinder block walls have more potential weak points in the mortar joints, and are therefore more prone to damage over time. Common issues with cinder block foundation walls include “step-cracking” and bowing. Step cracking occurs when the mortar joints crack in a stair-step formation, while bowing tends to cause the middle of the wall to crack horizontally as pressure bows the wall inward. Both are signs of strong, external pressure and should be inspected by a foundation repair professional promptly.

Remember, knowledge is power. The more you know early on, the more money and headache you’re potentially saving down the line.

Contact us for more information about foundation repair and basement waterproofing, or download our E-Book to learn more.

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