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Do all cracks in walls need a foundation repair?

Do all cracks in walls need a foundation repair?Cracked brick foundation

There they are, calling out at you, like that itch on your back that you just can’t reach or the pebble in your shoe you just can’t ignore. Cracks in walls are all around you. Maybe they are in the bricks, the drywall, the floor – it doesn’t matter. You try to ignore them, but that little voice inside of you can’t stop asking, “Do they matter? Do the mean there is something bigger wrong under the surface?”

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. On the one hand, some cracks may be, well, just superficial cracks that need nothing more than a simple cosmetic repair. On the other hand, some cracks are signals of more significant, underlying structural damage or foundation problems in need of an extensive repair.

How do you tell the difference?

There is no immediate way to tell the difference by just looking at the cracks. Instead, look around the rest of your home, particularly in the area of the cracks, for signs of foundation damage. Look for more cracks, uneven or leaning walls, sloping floors, and ill-fitting doors or windows. If you notice any of these things, it’s more likely that the cracks signify a bigger problem. That being said, cracks could also be the first sign of underlying damage – there simply is no way for you to tell, that is, unless you have years of experience like Ram Jack Systems. So what do you do?

Free Estimate from Ram Jack Systems

With a value of over $250, Ram Jack Systems will come take a look at your home for FREE! If you’ve noticed cracks in your walls, ceilings, or floors and aren’t sure what to do, take the guesswork out of it. Let us have an experienced professional take a closer look. In just a few minutes, we’ll be able to tell you what the problem is, and we’ll even tell you if it’s a problem that doesn’t need our services today. Stop worrying – give us a call today!