Wall cracks are usually a sign of foundation movement but they don’t necessarily mean there’s structural damage.  In other words, a foundation can move slightly and cause a wall crack, but that doesn’t mean there’s any structural damage requiring a foundation repair.

If you’ve landed on this page you’re probably wondering if that wall crack you’re obsessing about is a sign of a foundation problem or, hopefully, something less serious. So, let’s start off with some good news…

What Causes Wall Cracks?

Of course, a wall crack can also be a sign of structural damage. This structural damage might have been caused by expansive soil, vibration, drainage problems, seismic activity, a severe wind storm, or something else. Cracks caused by structural damage are almost always more noticeable. Fortunately, a foundation repair professional can fix the problem that caused the crack.