When To Call A Pro
Foundation cracks require constant attention. When new small cracks appear, it is usually from natural settling. If they do not exceed 1/8th of an inch, they likely will not require immediate attention, though it is worth scheduling an appointment with a foundation repair specialist to ensure something more serious is not causing the crack to form.
If you notice cracks expanding over time or suddenly, it is time to get in touch with an expert immediately. Regardless if the cracks run horizontally, vertically, are flush to the wall, or come with a bulge, increasing in size indicates a developing issue that can be helped with early intervention.
If cracks are caught quickly, sometimes they can be repaired without invasive techniques required in some foundation repair jobs. Cracks can be patch depending on causes, size, and location.
When Cracks Become More That Unsightly
If cracks are ignored, they can start to compromise the structural integrity of a foundation. When foundation damage reaches this stage, major invasive intervention is commonly required.
When a foundation is severely damaged, fixing it can require excavation, the use of hydraulic lifting, and underpinning. These repairs come with a higher price tag and time commitment but are often required to maintain the safety of the home built on the problematic foundation.
WTX Foundation Repair Process
Are you not sure if it’s time to call in the pros regarding possible foundation damage? WTX is here to help with our simple four-step process that ensures you are not paying for repairs you don’t need, and that your home or business is safe for decades to come.
It is easy as –
- Schedule a consultation when it is convenient for you.
- Receive an estimate based on our assessment.
- Repairs are made to your foundation.
- You can rest easy for decades to come.