Weathered Cracks? Discovering a crack of any size or a number of cracks in your foundation can be an unsettling experience to say the least, as this could be the early stages of extensive damage to your home’s foundation system. This could very well result in costly repairs if not corrected in a timely fashion. It is important to identify the primary concern in regard to any cracking. The main concerns are whether the cracks are affecting structural integrity as a result of reduced durability. When you do discovered a crack in your foundation you may be wondering if this crack is from normal settlement? Lets discuss, NORMAL SETTLEMENT, Shall We!!
There Is NO such thing as normal settlement. This is a loose term mostly used by realtors to minimize foundation damage during the sale of the home. I’m not trying to bash realtors I’m just being honest and that’s the reason people hire us! Lets get back to the topic, normal settlement. So when the house was designed it was engineered to sink into the ground, I don’t think so! If any settlement should or would take place, typically it occurs with in the first 12 months of construction. Because after the first year what has caused the soils to lose there bearing capabilities. Now that’s cleared up lets move on!!!!
Weathered cracking in the foundationWeathered Cracks
What is weathered cracks, a weathered crack is a old crack that has been exposed to the surrounding elements for a period of time. This crack has had time to become dirty from debris mostly wind driven. New cracking has not had time to become wreathed or dirty if you will, it looks clean like new block you buy from Lowe’s or Home Depot.
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