With the heat of summer and cold of winter, mixed with spiders and water and mortar its no wonder so many homes in the Dayton Ohio area are in need of foundation crack repair.
Dayton Ohio’s Premiere Foundation Crack Repair Solution
A crack in your foundation can mean structural problems for your house that need addressed sooner rather than later. Be sure to inspect your home’s foundation (inside and out) once a quarter year or so (each season) visually, to look for new or developing cracks or breaks. What you are looking for is a separation of space between the bricks or cinder blocks used to establish the footing for your home.
Do You Really Need Foundation Crack Repair?
Should you repair every foundation crack, Dayton? The short answer is probably. A crack doesn’t need to create structural issues to be an issue. Even a hairline crack can grow and cause some serious problems. In fact, any crack wider than 1/16 of an inch is a problem, especially if it lets in moisture or the crack grows or the faces grind against each other. A big problem is vermin. Termites can get into a space as small a 1/64 of an inch. If termites are common, you might want to have your home inspected for termites. And cracks are more difficult to fix than they look. A simple epoxy fix often isn’t enough.
How Environmental Doctor Can Help
The professionals at Environmental Doctor services will come and help confirm your foundation crack issues and will walk you through the process of repair including a detailed analysis of costs involved. We often use the advanced method of “injection sealing” your foundation cracks, so you are sure to get the most modern of repair methods available.
A reminder that concrete cracks are not just terrible for your foundation in the long term, but also look just plain ugly. In case you didn’t know already, concrete consists of cement, gravel, sand and water. Once poured, the concrete slightly shrinks while it sets, which often results in small “hairline” concrete cracks throughout the foundation. Although this is absolutely normal, these hairline cracks may not ruin the foundation overtime but might actually increase the chances of insects, groundwater or radon gas entering your home. There are many ways we can help patch up those hairline cracks. Foundation crack repair is one of our main services and we’d love to help you out. Give us a call today!
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