The Cost of Doing Nothing: Foundation Cracks

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 by Ben Bates


What really goes into determining the cost of fixing a crack?  

Nearly every home “settles” into place in one way or another after it’s built. This can show up in tiny, hairline cracks along some interior walls. You might even hear your home creaking in the night. These are normal occurrences and not cause for concern.

Unless the cracks in the walls continue to grow. That indicates a larger problem, likely with the foundation the home is built on. There is no DIY fix for a foundation problem – it can be a major safety concern and requires a professional.

A professional foundation repair contractor will examine the crack and take into consideration any other symptoms of foundation issues, like sticking doors and windows or sloping floors. It might sound like a complicated fix – it is – but how much is fixing that crack going to cost?

It’s hard to pin down exactly how much it will cost to fix a crack in your wall. A crack is just one symptom of what could be several different issues with the foundation.

Also, the type of foundation you have could also play a role. Basements, crawl spaces, slab on grade, the list goes on. Some types of foundation are more common than others in different parts of the country. 

But there is one constant that holds true when it comes to foundation fixes: The sooner you address the problem, the less expensive the solution.

It takes less manpower and products to fix a foundation that has dropped by an inch on one corner of the house than waiting until it’s sunk 3 inches or more before fixing it.

This holds true for virtually all foundation problems. In almost 100 percent of homes, the issues you see only get worse or more noticeable over time.

Our company permanently fixes home foundations every day. Our team is professionally trained to diagnose complex problems and implement the right solutions.

Don’t get sticker shock before you have a professional come out and give you a quote. The peace of mind, quality of life and safety you are looking for in your home is priceless, but if diagnosed soon enough might not cost as much as you think.  Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection.

 

 

 

About the author

Ben Bates

Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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