Cracked Wall Repair
Most people know what a cracked wall looks like and the majority will understand that it’s generally not a great sign for the health of your property.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen a number of people over the years who have ignored these cracked walls in their own properties, and done nothing about it.
Their inaction ended up leaving them with a far bigger (and more expensive) task in repairing their home due to the additional structural issues caused by the delay in seeking professional advice.
What Are The Signs Your Walls Are Cracking and Need Repairs?
Although some wall cracks are harmless, there are many that should be seen as warning signs as they can indicate serious problems such as sinking or damaged foundations.
You should LOOK specifically around windows, doorways, and corners – this is where serious cracks usually start.
Key Cracked Walls Warning Signs Include:
- wall cracks in an arch
- doors and windows not closing properly in their frames
- any crack that is wider than 5mm
If the cracks are very small hairline cracks, these are usually related to factors such as heat expansion and we can advise you on patching and repainting these.
If you’re unsure about any cracks and whether they require action or not,or if some larger cracks are starting to appear, call us for help and advice.
What Are The Causes of Cracking Walls?
The most common cause of large cracks in the walls is that the foundations of the building have shrunk and lost strength.
This means that the entire building or a part of it will start to sink. This generally occurs when the moisture levels in the soil are unbalanced.
Other causes for cracked walls include:
- Shrinking clay
- Extreme weather; droughts or floods
- Issues caused by earth movement
- Fill that has been poorly compacted
How to Fix Cracked Walls
We always help you to find a long-term solution for fixing large cracks in order to offer you the most cost-effective options.
Underpinning is a process that works to lift and re-level the building by bringing it up towards level causing cracks to close and become smaller.
- Excavating parts of the foundation
- Filling in with concrete which then sets
- Raising up the building onto the new concrete foundations
We also offer non-invasive techniques which can cause less disruption to your home, so speak with one of our experts today and find out what the best options are for you.
Our patented urethane solution is a method for treating soil for use wherever water reactivity soil’s heave and shrinkage are a problem.
Don’t Delay – You Need to Act Now To Repair Your Cracked Walls
The most important thing to remember is that time is of the essence.
Some cracks may be harmless, others may signify serious structural defects and need action immediately.
If you identify the warning signs as early as possible, you could avoid any need for a complete wall repair service which will significantly reduce the cost, time and effort required to fix it.