How Do I Know If My Foundation Crack Is A Structural Concern?

This is a commonly asked question by homeowners who may be concerned that their crack is more than ‘just a crack’.

 Adding to the confusion could be the quantity of varying ‘solutions’ homeowners receive from foundation repair contractors.

And while most foundation wall cracks pose no threat to the structural integrity of a foundation, there are definitely foundation problems that warrant extensive, structural repairs.

 The Crack Wizard has twenty-plus years experience in assessing structural symptoms, and can quickly and accurately recommend a means of repair to solve your foundation related problem.

But for homeowners who want to know what they can do themselves, here are a few quick and easy tips that can help ease concerns about whether your foundation problem is minor or more involved:

 One.  Are your doors and windows closing properly?  Regardless of what you’ve read or what you’ve been told, your foundation is probably in adequate shape if you can close your doors and windows without noticing gaps or ‘sticking’.  Two.  If you have foundation wall cracks, rub your hand over the crack(s) to feel for any significant displacement.  Meaning, is one side of the foundation crack higher or lower than the other? Typically, cracks that don’t have noticeable displacement can usually be pressure injected, and may not require structural repairs.  Three.  Do you notice any cracking on the exterior of your foundation?  Homeowners with brick exteriors should not be alarmed by ‘stairstep pattern’ cracks through the mortar joints.  However, if homeowners notice vertical cracks through the actual bricks themselves, that could be a symptom that requires structural attention.

If you do notice symptoms that could be indicative of structural issues, consider contacting a Structural Engineer to objectively evaluate your foundation BEFORE getting bids.

 The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.  Call (888) CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594) or www.thecrackwizard.com.

How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Foundation Crack?

The cost to repair a typical foundation crack is between $300-$400.

 Our upfront pricing is based on your answers to a few simple questions, which can be found on our ‘Ask The Wizard’ feature on our home page.

 Instead of complicating the process of pricing foundation cracks, The Crack Wizard makes it easy by providing immediate price quotes to potential clients.

Need a ‘concrete price’ on a foundation crack?

 The Crack Wizard would like the answers to just a few questions:  One, is your foundation wall made of poured concrete?  Two, has your crack ever been patched, repaired or injected before?  Three, approximately how long, in linear feet, is your foundation crack?  And finally, how many cracks need to be repaired? (For homeowners with multiple cracks, the price-per-crack becomes incrementally lower.)

Based on these answers, The Crack Wizard can provide homeowners, Realtors, inspectors and contractors an immediate and accurate repair price.

 And for those customers who are on-the-go, The Crack Wizard can submit your quoted price via email or text message.  Obviously, we always like to assess foundation symptoms in-person, but for those of you who need the information quickly, The Crack Wizard will help.  Further, The Crack Wizard repair work comes with a Lifetime of the Structure ‘Crack Wizard’ Warranty, which is transferable at no charge, regardless of changes in ownership.

It’s not always easy getting a quick and accurate price quote from a foundation repair contractor.

 But with almost 20 years experience, The Crack Wizard takes pride in simplifying the pricing process, removing unnecessary stress and guesswork for homeowners.  Get the peace of mind you need by finding out upfront what your foundation crack repair will cost.

If you have a foundation crack, submit your information online or call us Toll Free at (888) CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594).

 The Crack Wizard says,  ”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

Why Winter Is The Ideal Time To Repair Foundation Cracks

The Crack Wizard repairs foundation cracks year-round.

And winter is the perfect time for homeowners to repair foundation cracks because during the winter months, the ground is dry and foundation cracks typically do not leak.  These are ideal repair conditions for The Crack Wizard, but more importantly, it’s an ideal time for homeowners to make foundation repairs.  Why?

Because you can solve your foundation problem prior to the spring rains.

 Typically, foundation leaks occur with the first sign of heavy, consistent rains in March or April.  Repairing a foundation crack before leaks develop will give homeowners the assurance and peace of mind that their leaking foundation problems are solved before ground water can damage personal belongings and finished areas of a basement.

Also, The Crack Wizard’s exclusively formulated sealants and resins are designed for year-round, indoor residential use.

 Even the coldest of basement walls can be worked on during the winter months with The Crack Wizard’s epoxy-based sealants and resins.  Plus, The Crack Wizard’s use of both epoxy and urethane resins ensure permanent repairs that will withstand even the most extreme variances in moisture and/or temperatures.  If you have a foundation crack that leaks, there’s no reason to wait for it to get worse.

The Crack Wizard provides permanent, affordable foundation repairs that allow homeowners to comfortably and confidently finish their basement.

 Plus, the winter months are when basement storage becomes necessary, so keeping your basement dry will ensure leak-free storage conditions until spring.  Request a free estimate online or call Toll Free (888) CRACK-WIZARD.  The Crack Wizard is open 7 days a week for your convenience, and can even provide clients with an immediate price via phone, text or email.

As The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

 We look forward to assisting you with your foundation repairs this winter.