Foundation cracks are common. Some are superficial and appear within the first year of construction, others signal more serious problems and can become dangerous. One way to assess severity before calling foundation crack repair experts is to monitor the evolution of the cracks. Increases in size should be considered a red flag. So should the following:
Vertical and diagonal cracks wider than 1/8-inch or wider at the top than at the bottom
Cracks changing direction
Walls bulging due to water pressure
Weak and sloping floors above the foundation
Foundation cracks that allow you to fit a dime in them
Water leaking through the cracks
Specialists will take these signs into consideration, along with other construction details, to determine what type of foundation crack repair works and materials are best in each case. At Reinforced Concrete, we have solutions for all problems and situations, all at fair costs.