Standard Water Control Identifies The Problem
Bowing or cracked foundation walls leave you concerned that an expensive foundation repairs may be around the corner. You may be concerned that your house will fall down and wonder if it can be fixed. You are not alone. Foundation concerns are felt by many homeowners in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas.
Prior to spending thousands of dollars on foundation crack repair, it’s important to first understand the cause so you can better identify the severity of your problem.
The need for foundation repair can come about from a variety of reasons but is most commonly caused by movement of the foundation walls due to soil pressure, hydrostatic pressure or frost movement. The most common signs are:
Horizontal or vertical cracks in the foundation wall.
Bowing of foundation walls.
Shearing of the concrete blocks that make up your foundation walls.
All of the above symptoms could be a sign of settlement or differential movement. If your foundation has moved or cracked it can be mended with Carbon Fiber Straps making your foundation stronger than it was when new for far less than you would think.