Wall Cracks can be a
major signal that you've got foundation problems at your home. Call FoundationRX, before the problems
What Could Wall Cracks Mean for Your Home’s Foundation? Call FoundationRX Today
There are a whole host of things that can signal to an astute homeowner that there’s a problem with
your home’s foundation, and one of these things is Wall Cracks. No crack in your basement wall should be
considered a great or desirable thing, but some are more detrimental for the long-term health of your
home than others. The size, severity, patterns, and number of spreading cracks are all things to
consider when evaluating potential damage.
If you have cracks in your basement walls, you could have even bigger things at play than you know.
It’s best to let a professional check it out for you. FoundationRX gives FREE on-site assessments to
homeowners and business owners in East Alabama and throughout the Southeastern United States. We can
tell you if your problem is confined to what you can see, or if it goes much deeper.
What Causes Wall Cracks in the Foundational Walls of Your Homes and Other Buildings?
Your home, business, warehouse, or any other external building could develop wall cracks for a variety
of reasons. In nearly every case, the cracks in your basement walls are initially caused by either
pressure or impact, or a combination of the two. More often than not, settlement issues in your
foundation will cause pressure to be initiated on your walls, which will in turn have to release the
That method of pressure release is in the form of cracks or splits, either along the block line for
exposed brick or block walls, or in hairline fracturing sprawling out from a contact point up from the
base of solid walls. The soil can shift, settle, or intrude on your foundation, depending largely on the
water drainage situation above and below the surface. Regardless of how they start, cracks in your wall
can signify shifts in your foundation, and can cause a whole host of other problems if left
Wall Cracks Don’t Just Signify a Problem, They Can Cause Huge Foundation Problems
Once your basement or foundational walls have cracks in them, water and gas can seep in through the
cracks. If they’re wide enough, water will just flow inside your basement when it rains or floods, right
through the walls. If you have cracks that are bigger than ½ inch to ¾ inch, or they are causes for
concern, it’s best to have a foundation repair expert assess your situation before it becomes worse.
Wall Cracks in your basement won’t just fix themselves on their own, you have to act now. Call today and
schedule the first available FREE on-site assessment of your basement waterproofing, crawl space
encapsulation, foundation repair, floor leveling, or wall crack repair needs.