FOUNDATION CRACKS: HOW WORRIED SHOULD I BE?
FOUNDATION CRACKS: HOW WORRIED SHOULD I BE? Found a crack in your basement? Take a deep breath. All poured concrete foundations develop vertical or diagonal cracks. These sorts of cracks are caused by the initial settling of the house in the first year after the foundation is poured, and over
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