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Cracked Foundation: When Should I Be Worried?

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Your home’s foundation is its structural backbone, providing stability and support. So, when you notice cracks in your foundation, it’s only natural to be concerned. But not all foundation cracks are created equal, and understanding when to be worried and when to take action is crucial. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of foundation cracks, discuss the signs of concern, and explain the importance of a professional for foundation crack repair in Windsor.

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5 Signs Your Home’s Foundation is Shifting

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Foundation shifting is a natural stage of a settling foundation. “Shifting” refers to the sinking movement of a foundation into the ground as its immense weight settles. In the first few weeks of being built, a foundation will experience “uniform settlement” which is when the entire foundation shifts together the same amount.

However, issues arises when a foundation begins to experience “differential settlement”, which is when certain parts of the foundation are shifting more or less than others. Factors such as heavy rainfalls, improper yard grading, clogged downspouts, plumbing leaks, expanding and contracting soil, and frost heave all cause foundations to shift unevenly. Over time, even the smallest differential foundation movement can cause significant problems that will require foundation repair.

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My Home Inspector Found Cracks in the Home Foundation, What Do I Do?

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Whether you are selling or buying, we want to say, “Congratulations!” Moving homes is a huge milestone that comes with many rewards… and stresses. And now your home inspector just added another stress—they told you there is a crack in your foundation. The first though that crosses your mind is probably, “How much it this going to cost to fix?” The answer ranges from $0 to thousands. Why? Because not all foundation cracks are cause for concern.

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Can I Fix My Own Foundation Crack, or Do I Need a Professional?

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The short answer is yes, you can fix your own foundation crack. The real question, however, is will it be done right? Foundation crack DIYs can be tricky. There are questions that must be addressed before a repair can begin, and there are conditions to be aware of when doing the repair. We’re going to run through some of these so that whether you choose to call a professional or do it yourself, you will feel confident it is the right choice.

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4 Causes of Foundation Cracks in Your Home

Foundation Crack Basement

To be candid, foundation cracks are inevitable. We know that’s not what you were hoping to read, but the truth is there are many things that are beyond our control that put pressure on a foundation’s integrity. What is within our control are the preventative measures we take to prevent a minor hairline crack from turning into a major financial problem. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Every battle is won before it is fought.” Knowing the most common causes of foundation cracks is a great start to preventing major foundation damage.