It can be alarming to discover cracks in the floor of your basement, home, or garage. Although your initial reaction may be to simply cover them, they are often an indicator of foundation problems and should be looked at by a professional contractor before they are allowed to grow bigger. Northern Virginia is especially susceptible to these issues to do excess rain and humidity, so it’s important to be on the lookout.
There are a few different methods for fixing floor cracks, but the first step in repairing them is identifying the type of crack your home is experiencing. A few of the most common varieties include:
Regardless of the cause of the cracks in your home’s floors, Basement Masters Waterproofing has the solution. Allow us to evaluate your home to determine the source of the problem and the appropriate course of action. One of our most popular crack-repair services is crack injections. We inject a high-density epoxy or polyurethane foam into the crack, where the solution expands to over 20 times its liquid volume, creating a permanent seal against bugs and moisture, strengthening the floor. Benefits of epoxy and polyurethane injections include, but are not limited to:
While crack injections are a viable solution for comparatively short or thin cracks, more extensive cracks often indicate deep-seated foundation issues. If your foundation is compromised, other areas of your home can suffer and result in wall cracks, bowing or leaning walls, or eventual basement water damage. These problems can be expensive and difficult to repair if allowed to compound over time, so it is always a good idea to have the damaged area inspected by a professional repair contractor such as our team from Basement Masters Waterproofing. If we determine that your foundation is to blame for your floor’s cracks, we will most likely recommend the implementation of our push pier or wall anchor installation services to secure, lift, and strengthen the compromised foundation against additional cracks or other problems.
Stop worrying and waiting to fix your home’s issues. Your health and safety could be on the line. We provide the best, most affordable options, so you don’t have to wait for that next paycheck to get started on repairs. If you notice floor cracks of any size or severity in your floor, contact our expert professional team at Basement Masters today for a no-cost evaluation! You’ll be glad you did.