Are you feeling unbalanced when walking in your home? Are you tripping over cracks that you didn’t know were there? Is your home leaning to one side? If so, you probably have floor cracks. These are serious issues that can be dangerous if they’re not fixed quickly. 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.
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, and 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 Service, 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:
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. We are 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!