Foundation Cracks

Cracks in a foundation can be serious, depending on the size, cause and the pace of growth of the crack. A homeowner dealing with foundation cracks is also likely dealing with sunken floors or cracked drywall in the first floor of the house.

Cracks in your foundation should be evaluated by a professional to determine the extent of the damage and to recommend a plan-of-action to remedy the situation.

Typical Causes of Foundation Cracks

  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Settlement
  • Upheaval
Cracks
Sealed Foundation Cracks

When Should I Worry?

  • Crack is stair-stepped in nature
  • Crack covers a corner
  • Walls are bowing in or out
  • Sagging floors above a crawl space
  • Significant cracking of drywall in house