There are various types of foundation cracks and the type of crack that forms will often dictate whether it’s something that should be monitored or immediately addressed. Generally speaking, the wider the crack, the more cause for concern. There are several other symptoms to look out for that could also indicate foundation settlement issues, such as uneven floors, sticking doors, cracking in drywall, moisture intrusion in foundation cracks, and more.

When it comes to assessing the severity of cracks, look for how large the crack is, how many are present, where they’re located, and if they appear on both the inside and outside of the foundation.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Uneven Flooring
  • Doors and/or Windows that Stick When Opened and Closed
  • Cracks in Drywall Around Doors and Windows
  • Trim Pulling Away from Doors and Windows
  • Foundation Walls Separating from Soil

Root Causes of Foundation Settlement

  • Surface and Subsurface Water: If water isn’t draining properly from in and around your property, it’s likely to put excess pressure on foundation walls, which could lead to movement and cracking.
  • Construction Errors or Defects: Issues with technique or workmanship could eventually lead to foundation settlement issues over the long term.
  • Dry or Cracked Soil: Soil with high clay content can cause the foundation to shift and compress over time.

If you’re experiencing any of these concerns, schedule a free consultation to discover how you can eliminate these issues for good.

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It’s a fact that any home or structure is going to settle after it’s built. It’s simply due to the structure’s weight on the ground it’s built on. Usually, foundation settlement is unnoticeable and very minor. However, if your home settles too much too fast, it can lead to serious issues with the foundation that should be addressed.

If you notice cracks in the foundation or any of the other symptoms we listed that could indicate foundation issues, don’t wait to consult an expert to see if your home’s structural integrity is compromised. Contact Moisture Loc today for a free consultation and to implement a fix today.

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