Blog written by Groon Construction in Calgary
Your house is only as strong as its base. Here are our top 8 reasons why you should fix a crack in your foundation:
Maintain Structural Integrity – if your foundation has been compromised in any way, it could lead to continual shifting and long-term structure failure.
Water Infiltration – the largest threat to your home is water leaking through your foundation.
The Problem Will Only Get Worse & Cost More – a foundation problem will never improve on its own. The longer you leave it, the more damage it can cause and the more expensive it will be to fix.
Resale Value – who wants to buy a house with a foundation problem?! Nobody!
Appearance – foundation problems often cause ugly cracks, not only in the foundation but in the home.
Use of Space – sometimes, you can lose the use of your space because of a problem with your foundation. That’s not what you paid for when you bought your home!
Air Quality – foundation problems can lead to excess moisture in your home, causing mould spores, which lead to breathing issues and health problems.
Keep Pests Away – unwanted and uninvited guests like insects and pests can get into your home through cracks in your foundation.
In most cases, horizontal cracks happen from displacement caused by an unaccounted lateral force on the wall and can become real issues for foundations moving forward.
We fix the crack with bracing (steel plates running perpendicular to the crack) to support the lateral load on the wall, which prevents further shifting and increases the structural stability of the wall.
Have questions? Then give us a call!