Wall or Ceiling Cracks
Cracks in the wall or ceiling are typically a warning sign of a foundation problem. Often times, when a home is experiencing issues with foundation settlement, the base of the home is no longer able to support the weight of the walls. As time goes on, this can cause the walls and ceiling to become weak, brittle, and they will crack in certain areas. Generally, the cracks may be seen developing outward from a window or door frame, or in the area where the ceiling meets the wall.
A sinking home is not uncommon, and it can be seen on all types of foundations in homes old and new. It is a result of poorly compacted soil, or it could be from a home that was built using improper techniques or building materials. Also, settlement is sometimes caused from excess moisture in the soil during a wet spring or winter. This can cause the soil to become too soft to hold up the weight of the home, and it starts to sink further and further into the earth on one or more sides. Also, this structural issue could be a result of tree roots growing through the earth, creating voids in areas underneath the home. Regardless of what has caused the issue, it needs to be taken care of quickly before additional damage occurs as a result.
Many times, homeowners may attribute wall or ceiling cracks to an old home, or deteriorating drywall. However, if you also notice that windows and doors are difficult to open or close, or if you have certain rooms or areas of your home where the floor feels un-level. These are all indications that the home is experiencing some sort of structural issue that needs to be dealt with immediately. Failure to do so could result in even more cracks forming, or it could result in serious damage to the walls of your foundation. As the base of your home, this structure needs to be properly taken care of to ensure the structural integrity of the entire house.
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Driven to load-bearing strata or bedrock. The massive HouseHolder® bracket cradles the footing, its friction plate prevents the bracket from slipping, and our thick wall pier pipe supports your home with rock-solid strength.
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With these elements–strength, custom design by structural engineers, and expert installation–you can be sure that the HouseHolder® Anchor System will permanently stop buckling, bowing or leaning walls