What does that crack in my foundation mean?

The Effects Of Snow And Ice On Your Home's Foundation

Crack in basement wallThis time of the year can be especially rough on your home's foundation. The ground beneath and around your home moves due to the cold and the weight of rain, snow and snow melt. Each freeze-thaw cycle can add pressure to your home;s foundation wall, causing bowing or cracking walls. Sometimes we can see the snow melt make its way down to your footing and either makes its way into the basement or worse yet undermine the footing and make the soils that your home sits on unstable and soft.

Bowing and cracked walls are easily identified. Often; in block walls they are in the top three courses and easily repaired with an array of our crack repair products such as: Carbon Armor, Geo Lock Wall Anchors and Power Braces. Most often these projects are done in 1 day and your home is safely stabilized and you have the comfort of a 25 year warranty. 

The Aftermath

Settlement issues can be a bit more tricky. They are can be difficult to diagnose and even misleading. Our trained System Design Specialist at Quality 1st Basement Systems are qualified and ready to help walk you through the diagnosing process.The good news is that most of the time, this problem is easily fixed as well. Using our state-of-the-art Foundation Support Works Helical and/or Push Piers, we can put your home back on stable ground and provide you with the peace of mind of a 25 year warranty. 

Most homeowners tell us their home is their largest investment and when their foundation is compromised, it is very concerning. These same homeowners often say they wished they had called us much sooner so they could have finished their basements or let their children play down there, knowing confidently that their children would be safe.

Don't wait for the damage to be done. Contact us today to setup a FREE, no-obligation written estimate. Our design specialist will also present you with a certificate that the price we offer if the best price you can find for the same services or we will beat the price by $100.00. You can feel confident in our work, our prices and our goal of customer satisfaction - we do!

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Bob Cherry
General Manager
Bob has worked in and with every department at Quality 1st Basement Systems and has been trained in all departments and on all basement waterproofing, crawl space, basement finishing and foundation repair products. Bob's role at Quality 1st Basement Systems is General Manager. He works with all managers to improve each of our departments, from the department leaders to individual employees.
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