Foundation problems in Florida can lead to a variety of structural cracks in your home. If you suspect that your home or business is suffering from foundation failure, be sure to examine both the interior and exterior. Look for the following kinds of cracks.
Wall cracks can appear in the interior or exterior
walls of your home. If you see cracks in your drywall,
they might be just a normal sign of aging. However, they
can also indicate foundation failure. Deep cracks and
cracks that appear near windows or doors or extend onto
the ceiling might be signs of foundation failure. In
exterior walls, watch for horizontal cracks or deep
stair-step shaped cracks in brick or masonry. Cracks in
basement walls are often a sign of foundation failure as
Are there cracks in your ceiling? Once again, these
might not always indicate a major foundation problem.
Sometimes, cracks in the ceiling are simply a sign that
your home is aging. However, if the cracks are long and
deep or if they extend down onto the walls below, they
might be a sign of foundation failure. Examine the
cracks in your ceiling and note if there are any wider
than 1/16 of an inch or whether there are any located
near the corners of the room or near doors and windows.
Are there cracks in the foundation of your home or
business? Some fine cracks in concrete are usually
nothing to be concerned about, but any significant
foundation cracks are bad news. Cracks in your
foundation are usually caused by shifting or settling
soils under the structure. As soils move, they fail to
provide support for the building, causing the foundation
to crack under the pressure. Look for horizontal cracks,
stair-step shaped cracks, and cracks near windows or
doors. Call our team to help right away!
If you have a concrete slab foundation, it is prone
to cracking under certain conditions - shifting soil,
erosion, sinkhole formation, soil settlement, etc. Other
concrete slabs, such as your pool deck or patio, are
also likely to develop cracks as the soil beneath them
shifts or if moisture content in the soils changes too
much. We offer repairs to close these cracks by
underpinning the foundation with foundation piers or
injecting polyurethane grout under the slab to lift it.