Thursday, July 16th, 2020 by Kalli Abell
A new construction home can be an exciting time when move-in day arrives. It’s clean and new and you are proud to call it your home. After a while a few cracks become noticeable; a stair-step crack that breaks a brick, block or solid concrete, horizontal cracks, wide cracks, or a pattern of cracks starting on one side of a corner and picking up on the other side.
Any new home can settle so minor cracks are to be expected. On the interior of your home, you may notice fine stress cracks in the walls, particularly above doorways. Sometimes small cracks will appear in the ceilings.
Foundation wall cracks trigger a number of questions: Is this a structural crack that compromises the strength and stability of the wall? Will the crack get bigger over time? What caused it? Will the crack allow water to leak inside the foundation? What can be done to fix it?
Leaving these questions unanswered can cause any homeowner to lose sleep. That's why it's smart to have an expert from Foundation Supportworks of Idaho look at your cracked foundation. We offer free inspections and estimates on permanent repairs to cracked foundation walls.
The good news: Foundation wall cracks can often be repaired quickly and affordably