Foundation wall cracks are typically caused by soil shrinkage, soil expansion, or thermal movement. Cracks can cause minor problems, but over time, even minor cracks can expand and cause a loss of structural stability or, more commonly, cause your basement to leak or flood.
Most basements, because of how they are built, eventually leak. Even if a crack is not currently leaking, water will eventually find it. Foundation Cracks, if left unfixed, can lead to larger issues:
Many homes in the have radon problems. You can help to minimize the entry of cancer causing radon gas into your basement by sealing cracks in the foundation and along the basement walls.
Any basement environment that has water (moisture) will advance the growth of mold. Mold will continue to grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed.
Mold can cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and or other allergies. The best and most cost effective strategy to managing the growth of mold and mildew is to prevent the intrusion of water and moisture into the basement.
Crawford Basements is trained and certified to properly install the Fiberlock ™ foundation crack repair system. Crawford Basements also recommends that the GrateSump be installed with every crack repair. The GrateSump targets and helps to relieve hydrostatic pressure below the basement floor.
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