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Structural vs. Hairline Cracks: Foundation Repair Pros Share the Difference June 27, 2017

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Structural vs. Hairline Cracks: Foundation Repair Pros Share the Difference, Pond Creek, Kentucky

If you have cracks in the floors and walls of your home, this could be a sign of structural damage or foundation problems. As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize the various types of cracks, so you can take action when there’s evidence of a serious issue. Serving residents throughout West Chester, OH, the skilled contractors at Dwyer Company provide a wide range of top-quality services. These include foundation repair, basement waterproofing, concrete lifting, and slabjacking.

Below, the foundation repair professionals discuss the differences between structural and hairline cracks:

Structural Cracks

foundation repairStructural cracks are horizontal, vertical, or diagonal and can be caused for many reasons. These include overloading, poor construction, and swollen soil. If you find these cracks in the wall or slabs of the foundation, it’s important to call a repair professional as soon as possible, as these signs indicate a significant and already existing issue within the foundation. They will be able to diagnose the situation and choose the best course of action for repair.

Hairline Cracks

Unlike structural cracks, hairline cracks are not threatening to the structure of your foundation yet, but they can be if they’re left to spread. These types of cracks are caused by changes in temperature, weather conditions, and moisture. While these are not an immediate danger to your foundation, it’s important to call a specialist as soon as possible, so they can monitor and treat the problem. This type of repair may include the use of a sealant resin to protect from future leaks and spreading cracks. 

If you need a dependable foundation repair or basement waterproofing services, you can count on the experts at Dwyer Company. Call (513) 777-0998 to speak with a representative, or visit the website for more information about the comprehensive list of services available. 

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