Structural Crack Repair in Metro Detroit, MI
Concrete is a mixture of cement, gravel and water. When the water evaporates, the other two ingredients harden into a solid concrete block. In this part of the process, the concrete shrinks a little bit, which results in hairline cracks in the block. This kind of crack is not a threat to the structural integrity of the house, but it does allow water, radon gas and even insects to enter the foundation.
Notice the direction of the crack. Horizontal cracks are not likely to be a serious problem. Vertical or staircase-like cracks, however, are indicative of far more serious issues and require professional crack repairing to preserve the structural integrity of the home.
What’s The Size?
If it’s a hairline crack, these aren’t very serious and can be easily repaired. Even if the magnitude isn’t as severe (i.e. bulging or slanting), it’s worth being repaired, as having smaller cracks repaired early can prevent bigger problems and cracks in the future.
What Causes Horizontal Cracks?
During winter, the freezing low temperatures shrink the concrete blocks even further, causing cracks to appear. Hydrostatic pressure coming from wet soil around the foundation can also cause this type of crack to form. Bulging cracks of this nature could mean the home is sliding off its footing and needs immediate care.
If you see large cracks or bulging walls in your foundation, do not try to fix them yourself. Have a professional over to inspect them and come up with the safest and best possible solution.
Leaking Crack Repairs
At Basement Waterproofing of Michigan, we fix leaking cracks in your basement and have solutions specifically designed to repair each type of leak in your basement or foundation.
Basement Waterproofing of Michigan is the leading structural crack repair company in Metro Detroit area. All of our technicians go through rigorous training, and the projects we take are done only by our full time employees. We do not subcontract.
We also stand by our work by offering 5 and 15 year transferable written warranties on most of our repairs. We can also help out with leaky basement cracks, crawl spaces and vapor barriers. If you have more questions, check out our contact page for more details.
If you are in need of crack repair, contact Basement Waterproofing of Michigan today at [phone number]. We serve Metro Detroit and surrounding areas in MI. Call us today!
Healthy Basements & Healthy Crawl Spaces
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.