BASEMENT WALL REPAIR
When a home’s basement wall begins to fail, the first signs are typically the appearance of cracks in the block or cracks in the mortar. Basement wall cracks usually run horizontally along the wall near its mid-height. A crack in your basement wall is rarely cosmetic but may instead indicate serious foundation problems.
What Causes Basement Wall Damage?
Basement walls fail for a variety of reasons:
- Lateral Pressure — The most common reason for failure is too much lateral pressure on the wall from the earth outside.
- Excess Water — Wall damage can be accelerated by poor drainage or plumbing leaks.
- Wall Construction — The wall construction may be inadequate to withstand normal lateral pressure pushing against the wall.
A professional foundation inspection can identify the source of basement wall cracks in your home and provide a solution.