What goes into determining the cost of fixing a crack?
Nearly every home may “settle” into place in one way or another after it’s built. This can show up in tiny, hairline cracks along some interior walls and windows. Perhaps, you may 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 issue, likely with the foundation the home is built on.
Can I fix it on my own?
There is no DIY fix for a foundation problem – it can be a major safety concern and requires a professional foundation repair contractor. A professional foundation repair contractor will examine the hairline cracks 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 also factors into it. Basements, crawl spaces, concrete slab, and the list goes on. Crawlspace foundations are more common in the Carolinas than in other parts of the country.
But there is one constant that does ring true when it comes to foundation fixes: the sooner you address the problem, the less expensive the solution.
Fix it now!
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 every foundation problem. In nearly 100 percent of homes, the issues you see only get worse over time.
Our company permanently fixes home foundations every day. Our team has had specialized training to diagnose complex foundation problems and implement the right solutions.
Don’t get sticker shock before you have a foundation repair 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 it might not cost as much as you think.