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Foundation/Basement Wall Cracks

D&L treats foundation & basement wall cracks at the source so that the initial problem is fixed and, like a domino effect, fixes all other problems. With our foundation & basement crack repair services it's no wonder we're Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, & Western Kentucky's number one tri-state foundation experts. Whenever you notice cracks in your basement walls, you need to get them taken care of immediately before they start letting water seep into your home. Water in your basement is not something you want to deal with in addition to a structural problem. Typically speaking, a crack will form because of the natural shrinkage and curing process involved with the concrete materials used to build your foundation wall. However, sometimes these cracks could be a warning sign of a more serious structural issue, such as foundation settlement or bowing walls. Regardless of what has caused the crack to develop, we will get to the bottom of the problem and take care of both the root of the issue and the damage that has been done.

Nash Force Beams

This is a patent pending structural tension loaded I-beam system. It can help with strengthening, stabilizing, and even with straightening basement walls over time. It has a patented spring-coil design which applies 1,000 pounds of constant corrective pressure to the basement wall. When the weather outside is hot, the soil around your home is going to become dry, and it will contract. This will cause the soil to pull away from the foundation. This is the time when a lot of "corrective" work is done with the beams. The strengthening begins immediately following installation of the system.

What Type of Foundation Problem Are You Experiencing?

Floor Cracks

Floor cracks can be a sign of a foundation issue from sinking/settlement underneath your home. This stress will cause your home to start splitting on one side (the side that's sinking farther than the other or at a faster rate) causing a crack at the stress point. A floor crack would be best treated with:

  • Foundation Piers

Foundation Cracks

Foundation cracks are usually a sign of foundation settlement, as well, where shifting sides of your concrete base are put under stress. This is an indication of the building/home leaning in one direction and causing a crack to creep up along the base, and sometimes the walls. This is especially harsh to mason/brick built homes where the foundation crack splits along the wall much easier, and is considerably more so when a chimney is at your home. This stress will cause your home to start splitting on one side (the side that's sinking farther than the other or at a faster rate) causing a crack at the stress point. A foundation crack would be best treated with:

  • Foundation Piers

For foundation cracks within a basement area (basement wall cracks), we recommend:

    Wall Braces/Stabilizers

Wall Cracks

Wall cracks can be a side effect of many foundation problems. One issue is due to foundation settlement, one of the most common problems for homes with poorly designed/installed foundations or natural sinking from unstable soil. Wall cracks for sinking foundations would be best treated with:

  • Foundation Piers

Another issue is due to soil & water pressure pushing against your basement walls causing cracks to form. (This is also the beginning signs of a bowed wall). For wall cracks cause by soil/water pressure against the outside of your basement wall we recommend:

  • Wall Anchors
  • Exterior Waterproofing

The last issue is due to crumbling foundations due to age, poorly used concrete material, or poor foundation design unfit to handle the weight/load of your home. Crumbling foundation wall crack would be best handled with:

  • Wall Braces
  • Wall Anchors (If a bowed wall is present)
  • Foundation Piers (If the foundation base is deteriorating as well)

Sinking Home

Sinking homes are a sign of what we like to call 'foundation settlement' where your homes foundation sinks deeper into the ground that is too unstable to handle the weight of your home. Sometimes this is due to location where the soil is softer where the home was built. Sometimes this can be from shifting soil by too much water soaking into the ground with no place to drain. This also causes soft soil conditions. A sinking home would be best handled with:

  • Foundation Piers

FACT: No matter how bad your soil conditions are, foundation piers will stabilize by burrowing deep into the strata plate of the earth's crust giving you a solid base for your foundation. Sometimes yard drains are recommended by other companies, but these are prevention methods only. Once your foundation is sinking, you will need piers to repair.

Bowed Walls

Bowed walls are a serious condition caused by water and soil pressure pushing hard, causing a wall to bow and buckle inward. This issue multiplies in severity due to the weight of your home putting more pressure on the arc of the bow. Bowed walls are best handled with:

  • Wall Anchors
  • Wall Braces (Only for early stages of a wall crack/bow)

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636 US Hwy 41 Alt.
Henderson, KY 42420

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