Knowing when or if you need foundation repair can be tricky. Is it time for you to call in a professional and get repairs? Let’s explore some foundation issues and point out times when it is imperative to call professional repairmen to your home.
You should already be regularly inspecting your house for cracks and other structural damages. If you see cracks make sure that you note them and the day you saw them. Track the progress of the cracks. If they start getting bigger you need to call a professional out to your home to assess the situation. Any cracks that you find that are larger than 1/16th of an inch across get a professional out to look at them as soon as possible.
It can be hard to determine whether or not a crack is going to compromise your home to the elements or mess with the load bearing capabilities of your walls. That is why it is so important to consult with a professional for any cracks that you are unsure about. A crack left unattended can do serious structural damage to your home and let in unwanted natural elements such as water or insects etc.
Static cracks are cracks that do not continue to grow. They are small and they can be patched or filled in with your average product bought at any local hardware store. Dynamic cracks are the cracks that continue to grow wider and wider over time. These cracks are indicative of more dire structural problems and need to be addressed by a professional.
Cracks that move horizontally are the most telling and dangerous. These types of cracks are typically indicative of contracting soil that has left space around your foundation and can lead to cave-ins and the dangerous structural damages. If ignored a horizontal crack can destroy your residence.
Please contact us to learn more about foundation repair and get professional help in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.