Floor Cracks – What to Do When You Find Them


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Posted By: bayarea on 21st September 2017 Category: Foundation Repair

Floor cracks are a very common sign of foundation problems in California

Cracks are a common sign of settling problems in the Bay Area, which can damage the foundation of your home. If left untreated, cracks on your floor may grow and widen allowing insects and pests to enter your home. It also creates additional problems throughout your home including water seepage. Don’t ignore floor cracks in your home, contact the professionals at Bay Area Underpinning. We will assess your floors and determine the best source for your settlement.

It is important to find the source of your cracked floors to prevent them from recurring. Some people think that just filling the crack will eliminate the issue, but it doesn’t. Floor cracks are a sign of a much larger problem that requires immediate attention.

What causes floor cracks? Cracks usually form near a wall, then spread over a larger area. There are several factors that cause floor cracks.

  • Weak, soft soil under foundations or concrete slab
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Broken pipes or water lines
  • Poor drainage under the floor slab
  • Poorly compacted soil during new construction
  • Too much groundwater that creates voids under the foundation
  • Maturing tree roots planted too close to the foundation which draws out moisture from underneath the foundation
  • Excess water creating hydrostatic pressure against the foundation

All of these conditions may initiate floor cracks in your home, making an entrance for water to come through. In addition, homeowners may also notice standing or pooling water in their homes. Look for additional signs of settlement such as:

  • Horizontal wall cracks
  • Stair-step cracks
  • Leaning chimney
  • Misaligned windows and doors
  • Water seepage
  • Mold growth
  • Pooling water on floors
  • Discolored walls
  • Sloping floors
  • Leaning or bowed walls

If you have one or more of these warning signs, contact Bay Area Underpinning for foundation repair solutions. Don’t let a small crack lead to huge foundation problems in your home.

Solutions for Floor Cracks in the Bay Area of California

The foundation professionals at Bay Area Underpinning can take care of your floor cracks before they become too serious. To repair your settling foundation, we offer foundation repair products such as resistance pierspush piershelical piers, and slab piers. Our piers are designed to lift, stabilize and support your foundation back to its original position. Our products are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer in foundation repair, so we guarantee quality products with top-notch service.

We also can install a waterproofing system to keep water out of your home. This would prevent water in your yard, flooding, and water seepage in your home. We offer quality sump pumps, interior drainage systems, and exterior drainage systems.

When you call us we can get you set up with a free estimate so that we can process the situation in your home. We have the solutions for your cracked floors. We can handle any situation. Call us today for more information on our FREE estimates!