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Horizontal Crack Repairs in Metro Detroit, MI

What Causes Horizontal Cracks in my Foundation?

Concrete is a mixture of cement, gravel and water. When the water evaporates, the other two ingredients harden to form a solid slab. This part of the process causes the concrete to shrink, which results in hairline-type cracks. This kind of crack does not compromise the structural integrity of the foundation, but it allows water, radon gas and even insects in.

Which Direction is the Crack?

Notice the direction of the crack. If it is a horizontal or vertical hairline crack, it is probably a consequence of concrete shrinkage, thus being nothing to worry about. On the other hand, wide horizontal cracks with wall movement or bowing, vertical V-shaped cracks and staircase-like cracks are all indicative of structural problems and should require crack repairs.

What’s the Size of the Crack?

Hairline cracks aren’t very serious and can be easily repaired. In fact, it is worth repairing those, as it prevents them from evolving into larger, more severe cracks.

Trust the Award-winning, Basement Waterproofing of Michigan for Foundation Crack Repair

Horizontal cracks are caused by concrete shrinkage from freezing low temperatures, as well as pressure on the foundation by wet soil. If you see a bulging crack, this could mean that the home is sliding off the footing and needs to be taken care immediately.

Do not try to fix large cracks or bulging walls yourself. Have a professional in to assess the situation and come up with the best possible solution. The foundation repair experts at Basement Waterproofing of Michigan provide a free structural inspection. Even if you find that your foundation is safe and sound, it’s worth the effort for peace of mind. We also provide solutions in leaky basement crackscrawl spaces, and vapor barriers. If you see a suspicious crack in your foundation, or just want to ask some questions, contact us for a Free Inspection and Estimate.

Healthy Basements & Healthy Crawl Spaces

Healthy Basement and Crawlspace

Healthy Basements and Crawl Spaces are vital to your home's overall quality and comfort. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the home's odors and cause health problems for those who live there year-round - including yourself!

We offer Healthy Basement and Healthy Crawl Space solutions designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value in the long run.

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Basement Waterproofing of Michigan offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.