At Missouri Basement, we recognize that a strong and stable foundation is the key to a secure home. That’s why foundation cracks should be a major cause for concern. Here’s what you need to know about the causes of foundation cracks, why they pose a problem, and the solutions available.

Foundation cracks can stem from various factors, such as temperature changes, poor construction, or significant settlement. There are two main types of foundation cracks:

  • Non-structural cracks (shrinkage cracks): These hairline or surface cracks are typically vertical and do not compromise the structural integrity of the foundation. While they may not pose an immediate threat, it is important to address them promptly, as they can worsen over time.
  • Structural cracks: More severe in nature, these cracks can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. They are accompanied by signs like uneven floors, sticking doors, or gaps between walls and ceilings, indicating a compromised foundation.

Ignoring foundation cracks, regardless of their size or severity, can lead to serious consequences. Untreated structural cracks weaken the foundation, jeopardizing the stability of your entire home. This can result in sagging floors, tilting walls, or even collapse in extreme cases. Furthermore, foundation cracks create pathways for water infiltration, leading to moisture issues, mold growth, and potential damage to your belongings.

At Missouri Basement, we specialize in providing effective solutions for foundation crack repair. We offer two primary options:

  • Urethane injection: This flexible and cost-effective solution fills cracks and prevents water from entering the home. While temporary, it provides immediate relief and can buy time for more comprehensive repairs.
  • FiberLock carbon fiber: Our high-strength, lightweight epoxy/resin material effectively seals and stabilizes cracked foundations. This solution, warranted for 25 years, offers long-lasting durability and reinforcement.

Don’t let foundation cracks compromise the safety and value of your home. Contact Missouri Basement today for a professional assessment and trust our experienced team to ensure a solid foundation, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.