While foundation cracks can be scary, we can help you determine if you need to be concerned.
Some of the most unsettling news that any property owner can get is that they have foundation cracks. While foundation cracks are certainly something that are of grave concern, they aren’t necessarily the doomsday diagnosis that many of us consider them to be! In fact, there are a few ways that you can determine if your foundation cracks are concerning ones or if they are due to settling of your house.
First and most importantly, check the direction of the foundation cracks. Cracks that run up the walls of your basement or foundation in a vertical or diagonal direction are usually not anything to be worried about in terms of foundational integrity. These cracks are usually thin and are caused by the concrete becoming fully cured and shrinking or settling. However, if the cracks are running along the floor or horizontally, you might have a problem with shifting soil or water underneath your foundation, which can be troublesome.
Second, you need to call an expert who is familiar with foundation cracks, especially one you can trust. Get a second opinion if you need to! Foundation cracks can be an easy fix, but they also incite fear, which predatory repair companies can take advantage of and charge you more than needed.
Finally, have an expert lay out their repair plan and process for your foundation cracks. Here at Ample Epoxy Systems, we would love to help you take care of your foundation cracks if they are worrisome. Give us a call and let us come and check your Toronto, Ontario property.