Crack Repairs

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Cracking foundation repair in Akron, Ohio

staircase cracksWith our harsh winters and hot summers in Akron and northeastern Ohio, cracking in foundation walls and floors is common – especially for older homes and structures.

Small hairline cracks, in most instances, shouldn’t be cause for alarm. That type of minor cracking is most often a result of the natural process of concrete curing.

What you should be concern about, however, are larger cracks. They are often caused by foundation settlement and nearby soils contracting and expanding against basement walls. Cracks caused by settling and soil typically run vertical or horizontal and diagonal (think stair step cracks between blocks or bricks).

Significant cracking should be repaired by a certified foundation contactor to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage.

Our foundation professionals in Akron and Canton deliver long-term, warrantied remedies that fully solves cracking issues and protects your foundation for years to come. Our estimates are free and accurate, and come with a detailed repair plan if needed.

Get in touch with us for more information and to schedule a thorough on-site inspection of your home or commercial foundation, basement or crawl space.

Basement and crawl space services

The specific type of fix required for a cracking foundation depends largely on the condition and cause of the cracks, as well as other structural and soil factors.

We fully evaluate foundation issues to deliver the best solution for your budget and needs while providing lasting stabilization. Only in rare cases will a foundation wall have to be completely replaced.

Our repair service options include:

  • Foundation piers for settling. Settling is when the soil under your home is not strong enough to support the structure. Piers stop the foundation from sinking.
  • Wall anchoring. Stabilizing the foundation protects it from protruding roots from nearby trees and expanding soils due to freezing and thawing.
  • Repairs for minor cracks. This includes hydraulic cement, caulk, mortar, epoxy injections, and polyurethane polymer sealing. We always try to fill cracks from the interior to avoid costly exterior excavation.

Major foundation wall and floor cracks should be inspected promptly by a local professional contractor. The risk of not having cracks fixed in a reasonable period of time can be devastating, not to mention quite expensive.

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A faulty foundation can be dangerous to occupants, and to other components of the home or structure. Water often leaks through cracks into the basement, causing moisture damage and even minor flooding.

Having a basement and masonry specialist repair cracking will help maintain structural integrity of the house or building, prevent future issues, and likely save you money in the long run.

Although not usually a cause for concern, we advise monitoring smaller cracks routinely to ensure they don’t evolve to more significant structural problems.

Contact us at your convenience for affordable and fully licensed and insured foundation contractor services in and around Akron, OH.

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