January 29, 2016
Many New Jersey homeowners find themselves dealing with the issue of vertical and horizontal cracks in the foundation walls of the house. Sometimes, these cracks and separations are not structurally significant. In other words, they are merely cosmetic and can be remedied with hydro cement. However, a qualified expert should evaluate the existence of any crack in a foundation wall or slab to determine the structural significance, if any. But it is important not to delay the analysis; a structural failure, (any horizontal crack in a foundation wall longer than 3 feet) may demand immediate attention! And there are some warning signs to take heed of that point to more dramatic changes.
If you think you may be dealing with issues in your home’s foundation, here are a few things to keep a close eye on:
Foundation issues should always be addressed by a home performance professional. Also, take a moment to look for signs of moisture, puddles or dampness or a musty odor. None of these conditions should ever be present. Signs of moisture indicate that you have a potential drainage problem that could wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your home, as well as create issues with mold and mildew.
If you think there might be something going on with the foundation of your home, the best course of action is to address these problems head-on, and Blue Planet is here to help. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.