A crack can be anything from a minor nuisance, something unattractive on your home- to a symptom of a much more severe problem. Most homeowners don’t know how to identify the significance of a cracked foundation. In a Raleigh NC home for example, it has an ongoing issue of being located in an area where the ground is prone to shifting- more-so than in many other areas of the country. The best advice is to have us evaluate the crack. We don’t always tell homeowners they need to fix something. Sometimes we just discreetly put in a measuring device and come back in 6 months or a year and re-evaluate. Is it a cracked foundation or not? Sometimes letting time tell us is the best answer.
One thing is for sure though- getting a professional foundation repair business to evaluate your crack will give you piece of mind and can save you money in the long run. It doesn’t cost to have the situation evaluated.
Here is an example of what we look for with cracked foundations and walls.