Foundation Crack Repair
Wall Crack Repair Services
Ram Jack is a foundation repair company offering a variety of Foundation Repair services to homeowners and property owners. The signs of foundation damage often start with cracks in your walls, cracks in brick, sloping floors and more. There are many different types of foundation repair options if foundation damage is discovered. However, not all wall cracks point to foundation damage and Ram Jack offers a variety of wall crack repairs.
It is important to have your local Ram Jack foundation repair expert look at your foundation walls and determine why the wall cracked, and how it should be repaired.
A concrete block or poured foundation can crack for many reasons, including:
Concrete dried too quickly causing shrinkage cracks
Lateral forces pushing in on a foundation wall
Expansive clay soil pushing against a foundation wall
Soft, unsupported soils below the foundation
It is important to have our foundation repair consultants look at your foundation walls and determine why the wall cracked, and how it should be repaired.
Structural Foundation Cracks vs. Shrinkage
Many homeowners want foundation cracks repaired because, when it rains, leaks can lead to water damage inside the home, in the crawlspace and basement. However, while most foundation wall cracks are normal shrinkage cracks that are non-structural, it is wise to have a foundation expert look BEFORE repairing the cracks.
Our Ram Jack consultants are trained to diagnose simple shrinkage cracks versus cracks that are part of a bigger structural problem in the home. Our foundation repair consultant will perform an inspection of your crawlspace or basement, your main level, and also the top floors of the house, looking for signs of a structural problem. Sloping floors and window misalignment is a sign that a foundation crack may be more than an aesthetic problem.
Types of Foundation Crack Repairs
Foundation wall cracks can be repaired in different ways. Polyurethane Grouts can be injected into the crack to stop groundwater from leaking in. Epoxy and carbon fiber strips can be used not only to stop a leaking crack but also to add strength back to the wall.