No DIY Fix to a Foundation Issue
Nearly every home “settles” into place in one way or another after it’s built. This can show up in tiny,
hairline cracks along some interior walls. You might even hear your home creaking in the night. These
are normal occurrences and not cause for concern.
Unless the cracks in the walls continue to grow. That indicates a larger problem, likely with the
foundation the home is built on. There is no DIY fix for a foundation problem – it can be a major safety
concern and requires a professional.
A professional foundation repair contractor will examine the crack and take into consideration any other
symptoms of foundation issues, like sticking doors and windows or sloping floors. It might sound like a
complicated fix — and it is — but how much is fixing that crack going to cost?
It’s hard to pin down exactly how much it will cost to fix a crack in your wall. A crack is just one symptom
of what could be several different issues with the foundation.
Also, the type of foundation you have could also play a role. Basements, crawl spaces, slab on grade, the
list goes on. Some types of foundation are more common than others in different parts of the country.
But there is one constant that holds true when it comes to foundation fixes: The sooner you address the
problem, the less expensive the solution.
It takes less manpower and products to fix a foundation that has dropped by an inch on one corner of
the house than waiting until it’s sunk three inches or more before fixing it.
This holds true for virtually all foundation problems. In almost 100 percent of homes, the issues you see
only get worse or more noticeable over time.
Our company permanently fixes home foundations every day. Our team is professionally trained to
diagnose complex problems and implement the right solutions.
Don’t get sticker shock before you have a professional come out and give you a quote. The peace of
mind, quality of life and safety you are looking for in your home is priceless — but if diagnosed soon
enough might not cost as much as you think. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection.