FLOOR CRACK & FOUNDATION HEAVE

The Problem:

Structural cracks in concrete floors are the result of soil underneath either getting washed out and no longer providing support or heaving upward. Soil can exert powerful forces on a foundation causing considerable damage. Different soil types, weather conditions, and geographic location can all play a part in how the soil under the concrete reacts. Even though floor cracks are the main problem with foundation settlement, the repercussions can extend to the partition walls of a building when the foundation is being heaved upwards.

The Solution:

While most of the time a foundation will sink and the best solution would be to shore it up using helical piers, a foundation that is being heaved upwards has a tougher solution. Your qualified professionals at CNT Foundations can properly diagnose your floor cracks to determine the root cause and design a solution that best suits your individual problem.

Symptoms:

  • Large cracks in the floor
  • Bowed walls
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Doors and windows that bind

Symptoms:

  • Large cracks in the floor
  • Bowed walls
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Doors and windows that bind