Finding a crack in your foundation may not seem like a huge problem, especially since they can be so common. If you live in an older home, you definitely have seen them before. Filling them with caulking may seem like an easy and quick solution, it does not fix the root of the problem. Caulking can help keep water and pests out of your home, but cracks will continue to get worse because the root of the problem is foundation sinking and settling. The only way to get true foundation crack repairs is by taking care of the foundation problems first!
What Types of Homes Are Most Likely to Get Foundation Cracks?
Older homes, homes that do not have proper drainage, or homes that are built on poorly compacted soil are most likely to deal with foundation problems, but all homes and businesses are at risk. On top of foundation cracks, you may encounter leaks, water damage, wood rot, mold and mildew, sloping floors, sticking doors and windows, and more! The only way to truly get rid of these issues is with foundation repairs using underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers. This process will secure your home’s foundation by driving piers deep into load bearing soil and using those piers to lift and stabilize your foundation.
If you are in need of foundation crack repair, contact us here at Midwest Waterproofing! We offer foundation repair services and use underpinning products from a top quality manufacturer, Earth Contact Products (ECP), so you can be sure you are getting the best repairs possible. Repairs from Midwest Waterproofing will last you and your home a lifetime so that your family can feel safe and secure in your home without having to worry about foundation problems. Contact us today to set up an inspection and estimate or to learn more about our services and what we offer!