When it comes to waterproofing your basement, there is no doubt of the importance of not ignoring foundation cracks. Cracks in your basement’s foundation can either be structural or non-structural. A non-structural crack won’t impact or threaten the foundation’s integrity. It is also generally far narrower than a structural crack and won’t necessarily form any identifiable patterns. However, these types of cracks can be the source of great seepage and can end in a flooded basement.
A structural break on the other hand can present as far more serious and affects the stability of the property’s foundation. You will be able to identify these cracks because they are typically larger and wider than non-structural cracks and frequently seen in patterns. These patterns are usually vertical cracks in the center of the floor with angled cracks at the corners.
If you ignore it and don’t have it repaired, the cracks will only continue to widen. This will separate the foundation from the wall and cause even more cracks to set in, destabilizing the entire home.
Signs that your basement wall is in trouble – and what to do
Structural and non-structural cracks can also appear in the walls. A sign that your basement walls is in trouble is when the structural crack is left to widen, which will eventually separate the foundation wall from the aboveground structure. This will cause the cracks in the interior and exterior wall to further destabilize your entire home.
The first thing you should do is to call Bonded Waterproofing, because with our 30 years’ experience in the industry, will help you identify which type of cracks you are dealing with. After this, we will be able to fix the problem, perform a mold inspection and effective basement waterproofing to protect your home against mold and moisture.. Contact Bonded Waterproofing to learn more about our basement waterproofing services.
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