Basement Floor Crack Repair in Montana and Wyoming

If you have an unfinished basement or have pulled back your basement carpet and found cracks in the cement floor, it’s definitely time to have your foundation checked. Floor cracks are often a sign of foundation settlement, but it’s best to seek out a professional diagnosis to be sure. If you think your floor needs attention, it’s important to set up an inspection with a foundation repair expert as soon as possible. Issues with settlement only get worse with time.

When we work with homeowners, they are always relieved to know that foundation repair doesn’t have to be a big, invasive project. With our team at Yellowstone Structural Systems, our customers get the best care possible. Our experts know every type of foundation issue and solution, and we provide homeowners with the highest quality foundation repair products available.

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Knowing the Signs of Foundation Failure

Not all cracks are bad. To recognize whether you need to call a professional, you need to know which ones are a cause for concern. Small, hairline cracking is normal. This happens because concrete shrinks as it cures. Floor cracks that you do need to watch for include:

  • Cracks larger than 1/8-inch wide
  • Water leaking through a crack
  • Floor cracks that change or keep getting worse

Do you think your cracks might be a sign of foundation issues? The team at Yellowstone Structural Systems can help. Schedule a free inspection today.

What Causes Floor Cracks

Foundation cracks are generally due to foundation settlement. Settling happens when the soil that your home sits on doesn’t fully support the structure. When your home is built, part of the construction process is to dig up the soil where your foundation will go. After construction, the soil is refilled around it. This causes the soil to be less compact, creating pockets of air and loose soil. Eventually, your home will begin to settle into these weak spots and cause floor problems floor problems like cracking.

The Real Dirt on Foundation Problems

Foundation problems happen for four unavoidable reasons: overly dry soil, oversaturated soil, poorly compacted soil, and the type of soil around your home. Each of these, or a combination of these, leads to things like foundation settlement, foundation heave, and a multitude of other symptoms that happen due to structural problems.

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Schedule a Free Inspection

Ensure the safety of your home’s foundation. Chat with one of our experts to understand more about your unique situation. We’ll help you find the best solution to permanently fix your foundation, and restore your home’s stability.