What Causes Ceiling Cracks in Northern Virginia?

ceiling crack repairIf your Northern Virginia home has ceiling cracks,  you may have a foundation settlement. Evaluate your home to detect signs of foundation settlement. Common signs include:

  • Floor Cracks
  • Wall Cracks
  • Sloping Floors
  • Bowing or Leaning walls
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Garage Column Cracks
  • Stair and Stoop Problems
  • Leaning Chimney

If you have ceiling cracks or any of these other signs of foundation settlement or failure, it is important to have an expert inspect your home. They can offer you the repair solution for your home’s needs. The professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing are your foundation repair experts in Northern Virginia. We have the products and solutions to get your foundation repaired and stabilized again.

Foundation settlement is caused by the shifting soil beneath your foundation. The soil in Northern Virginia is expansive soil which means that it will heave when it get wet and shrink when it is dry. As the soil shifts and move, so does the foundation that sits on it. This shifting will cause ceiling cracks and many other structural damages throughout the home. Waiting to solve the problem will only make it worse, costing more in the future.

Solutions for Ceiling Cracks in Northern Virginia

epoxy injection for ceiling cracksIf your ceiling cracks are from foundation settlement, Basement Masters Waterproofing has the foundation repair solutions to get your foundation level and stabilized again. We use underpinning products such as steel push piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then, each pier is individually load tested. After load testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. This will level and stabilize the structure for many years to come.

Basement Masters Waterproofing also uses epoxy injections to repair ceiling cracks. Epoxy injections will seal the crack and create a barrier so that moisture or other contaminants cannot get through the crack.

Basement Masters Waterproofing is locally owned and operated with over 25 years of experience. Being locally owned, you will get the personalized attention that you deserve. We have established an outstanding reputation in Northern Virginia and we intend to keep it that way. At Basement Masters Waterproofing, we put our customers first and will be with you from start to finish. We will be here to answer any of your questions or concerns.

If you have ceiling cracks in your Northern Virginia home, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing for a no-cost evaluation. If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, our team has the experience and products to get your foundation stabilized again. Contact us today!

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