SETTLEMENT

SETTLEMENT There is always a degree of settlement involved in any building project. The thing that a homeowner is interested in is to what degree the foundation will settle. Tiny shifts can be easily dealt with but large scale settlement can be disastrous. There are many sources of settlement. Some originate

CONCRETE FOUNDATION CRACK REPAIR

CONCRETE FOUNDATION CRACK REPAIR Over a period of time, often within the first year of pouring, foundations tend to become worn out and start cracking. Cracks can also occur due to the natural process of settling and shifting of the soil every year. Cracks are a common problem, and can

NON TYPICAL FOUNDATION CRACK ASSESSMENT

Non Typical Foundation Crack Assessment Visible crack on outside parging: Parging is a thin layer of cement over the outside of the foundation wall, serving a mainly aesthetic function. As the concrete of the foundation wall itself will expand and contract with temperature fluctuation, and shift due to settling, this thin

SHRINKAGE CRACKS

SHRINKAGE CRACKS Almost every home that has a concrete basement faces the problem of dealing with foundation cracks at some time or another. Cracks may occur due to various problems, one of the most common being the shrinkage in volume of the concrete as it cures, causing a stress in

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