Floor Cracks | Common Foundation Problems | Matthews Wall Anchor

Floor Cracks


Floor cracks can be a sign of foundation problems in Ohio and PennsylvaniaIf you notice floor cracks in your basement floor or even the upper levels of your home in the tile or hardwood, you may have a foundation issue. Floor cracks can be signs of foundation settlement due to improper construction, uneven soil, and the home’s weight. When foundation settlement occurs, foundation issues can become devastating. Over time, floor cracks can get worse and end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. You may also start to notice other issues such as sinking floors, leaning or bowing walls and wall cracks. Fortunately, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services has the skills and tools to help with repairs.

Slab cracks are usually thin and may seem harmless, but they can be one of the biggest problems in your house. They can cause your home to lean to one side, your windows to stick, your doors to become off-kilter, or for pools of water to form around cracks in your house. In most cases, these problems will need underpinning piers to be fixed, but if you have more than one of these problems, you most likely have serious foundation problems.


Floor cracks are similar to slab cracks but have more causes than symptoms. Usually, floor cracks are caused by foundation problems. If you have too much or too little moisture, or even fluctuating moisture in your soil, your foundation will become unstable. Most likely you will also have problems with your plumbing or draining, which can result in leaks. You could be experiencing clogging, which is the buildup of leaves or other such debris that causes your sump pump to recycle water that can wear away and saturate the soil near or around your foundation. Water needs to be driven away from your foundation to prevent a wet and unstable foundation.

At Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services, we can repair your floor cracks in Ohio and Pennsylvania by using helical piers. Helical piers are steel shafts that look like a large screw. They are used to support the foundation for different soil types and repair settled foundations. They are also great for projects where there is a need to resist tension. They offer the following benefits:

  • Helical PiersLittle to no vibration
  • Can be used with helical brackets
  • Easy to install with little to no disturbance to the work area
  • Immediate load transfer upon installation
  • Stabilizes and supports foundations
  • Distributes the weight of your home to the soil below
  • Secures residential and commercial buildings

Floor cracks are simply the manifestation of one or more of these problems. These aren’t the only causes of floor cracks problems, though. Other culprits include your basement slab being thinner than originally planned or needed. Have us inspect your property and we’ll work with you to find the best solution.

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services is your number one source for foundation crack repair in Pennsylvania. We have a great line of foundation repair products and a repair team that can’t be beaten. We’ll check out the situation, make an assessment, and fix your problem. Call today!


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