10) Structural Foundation Crack
These types of cracks are extremely serious as they pose a risk to the structural integrity of your home. Sure sign of a structural deficiency are horizontal cracks, and cracks wider than a 1/4 inch. Structural foundation cracks are normally the result of movement, whether it’s caused by temperature changes, soil pressure or soil shrinkage.
In this case, epoxy is the material of choice for repairing the crack. Because the crack was initially caused by stress resulting from movement which can continue, epoxy alone is not generally enough to ensure the repair of the crack. Further reinforcement, in the form of carbon fiber countersunk staples or straps, is often necessary to ensure that the crack does not expand.
Renco Tip: If you spot water or moisture coming from a crack the faster you act the better. Ottawa’s quickly changing weather patterns can cause the crack to grow or lead to more water issues.
If you think you have a structural foundation crack Text or email Renco a photo of your foundation crack today. We can access the damage and recommend a proven solution backed by our Renco home guarantee.