How To Fix Hairline Cracks In The Foundation
If you have an unfinished basement, it’s very possible that you have cracks in your foundation. The brutal winter months can cause the soil around your home to expand and contract, causing cracks to appear on your foundation walls and floors. If you’re lucky enough to experience minimal hairline cracks, you may avoid the problem of a leaky basement for a while. However, as the seasons change and the soil expands and contracts season after season, these hairline cracks often turn into bigger cracks that lead to more costly moisture problems in your basement.
Many homeowners think they can fix the issue of hairline cracks with masonry caulk but Everdry Pittsburgh warns that this is generally a quick fix with little to no long-term benefit.
If you’re noticing hairline cracks in your foundation walls or on the floor of your basement, it might be time for an inspection to identify the cause of these cracks. You may find that the pressure of the soil is causing your walls to crack and bow which eventually leads to a much larger problem.
Your Pittsburgh waterproofing company, Everdry, offers free inspections. Simply call for an appointment for one of our experts to provide you with a complete explanation of the problems he / she notices in your basement and a free quote.