Foundation Fact: 66% of all foundations crack within the first year of being poured.
In previous installments of #FoundationFactFriday, we’ve learned about the weight of both a home and foundation including types of foundations and products to fix related settlment issues. Moreover, we’ve discussed the dirty details of expansive soils and its effect on foundations. CFS is dedicated to educating and assisting homeowners from the ground up. Now that we’ve learned the basic of foundations and soil types, let’s get to the causes of foundation issues.
Most homeowners assume there can be only one issue with a home’s foundation: a crack. A crack is only the beginning, as there are are many different types of cracks in many places and each crack should receive the appropriate repair. Turning a blind eye and failing to fix a crack can lead to some of the most costly expenses our homes can incur. A crack discovery can also end a pending home sale in a snap.
A cracked or settling foundation results from one of several common issues, and cracks can be located in several surfaces, such as bricks, mortar joints, walls, concrete slabs, doors, windows and even sloping floors. Concrete floors can also sink or crack over time. Cracks that result from a foundation’s settlement—a condition that strikes fear in the homeowner—can often be repaired at lower cost and with less inconvenience than most people imagine.
Cracks for concern:
General rule of thumb: If you can fit a dime in the crack, get it checked out.
Call our experts at 877-770-7050 or visit us here to schedule a FREE assessment to protect your home from cracks and get peace of mind.
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