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What Are the Signs of Ceiling Cracks?

Man holding sign "call the crack crew" at Basement Masters WaterproofingIf your Northern Virginia home has ceiling cracks,  you may have a foundation settlement problem. When this happens, it is important to inspect your home for other signs of damage. Common signs include:

Once your inspection is complete and you’ve noticed one of these signs, it’s time to call a professional. Our team can offer you the repair solution that fits your home’s needs. The professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing are your foundation repair experts. We have the best products and solutions for ceiling crack repair in Northern VA.

What Are Ceiling Cracks Caused By?

Foundation settlement is caused by the shifting soil beneath your foundation. The soil in Northern Virginia is expansive, which means that it will expand when it gets wet and shrink when it is dry. As the soil shifts and moves, 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 for repairs.

Solutions for Ceiling Cracks

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 one. 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.

We also use epoxy injections for ceiling crack repairs. Epoxy injections will seal the crack and create a barrier so that moisture or other contaminants cannot get through the crack again.

Both of these methods are valid solutions, but only an expert can tell you which one is the best for your home and situation. That’s where we come in. With years of experience, our team is able to guide you to the safest and most effective option that will last for years to come.

Trust Basement Masters Waterproofing

We are a locally owned and operated company with over 25 years of experience. Because we are 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.

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, we will do everything in our power to fix it. Contact us today for a free quote!

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