If you’ve got cracks in your basement concrete, then you may be a candidate for foundation repair.
But don’t worry — you’re not alone! In fact, it’s not uncommon for mid-Missouri homes to encounter clay- or soil-based foundation problems that lead to small cracks coming to surface. Due to the varying nature of mid-Mo ground conditions, homes in places such as Columbia, Fulton, and Jefferson City are highly susceptible to natural foundation cracks as a result of expanding clay, compressible or insufficiently compacted soils, or inadequate maintenance around foundations.
Although the vast majority of these cracks pose no immediate structural threat, in high-moisture conditions or lacking proper drainage, such light distress can be exacerbated and lead to your foundation shifting in an unstable manner. Not only can this be this unsafe — if left unaddressed, it can result in severe property damage and a significant decrease in home equity over time. In order to avoid such undesirable scenarios, it’s important to nip these cracks in the bud. Resinworks offers a multitude of solution to solve any kind of foundation crack. Our team thoroughly evaluates every crack and then determines the most effective solution to fit your needs. What’s more, we carry out all repairs in way that’s timely, hassle-free, affordable and — most importantly — reliable.
A: If you’re going to invest time and money into finishing a lower level, it’s a good idea to repair cracks, even if they’ve never leaked. Remember, any crack in poured concrete foundation wall is susceptible to seepage. Repairing exposed cracks is easier and cheaper than repairing cracks after the walls have been covered.
A: No. There’s no logic behind this assumption, but unfortunately it’s one of the main reasons homeowners spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary foundation repairs. When a standard wall crack is properly repaired, the process does not affect the structural integrity of the foundation, and therefore does not cause other cracks to develop.
A: Yes. Homeowners are required to disclose any known defects in a home, so repairing a crack prior to listing is always a good idea. This way, buyers have the assurance they’re not inheriting a problem, especially when you’re able to provide a warranty for the repair.
A: There are many types of high-priced foundation repairs, so your concern is understandable. However, the cost to fix a foundation crack is usually in the hundreds of dollars (as opposed to the thousands).
A: Not necessarily. It’s common for cracks to develop in foundation walls, cracks can appear in both old and new construction. Most walls cracks do not indicate structural problems and can be repaired permanently, quickly, and — best of all — inexpensively.