It is never a good sign to see cracks in your ceiling. It is, however, important to be able to tell the difference between cracks that are the result of age and cracks that have formed due to structural damage. Because all structures are susceptible to movement over time, cracks can be a natural part of the aging process. They can also be indicators of foundation failure. If this is the case, it is important to have the underlying foundation problem repaired as soon as possible. That is where we come in. The experts at Pro Foundation Technology can repair your foundation to eliminate ceiling cracks.
There are several different types of cracks that can occur in your ceiling. Determining which type of crack your ceiling has developed is the first step to getting it fixed. The most common types of cracks are:
It is important to note the location of the cracks in your ceiling, as this can determine how much of an issue they are causing. Cracks along the edges of the ceiling are usually not a big deal and are part of a home’s natural settling. However, if cracks develop in the middle of the ceiling, they are often the result of a deeper structural issue. The size of cracks is also an obvious indicator of their seriousness; small, thin cracks can usually be repaired without too much effort, whereas wider, larger cracks that result from foundation failure require a more complicated and generally more expensive solution.
One solution for ceiling cracks related to foundation failure is to install steel foundation piers. Our steel piers are from ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading supplier of foundation repair products. They are easily installed and are built to withstand heavy loads and tough conditions. The piers are driven into deep soil to provide support for the sinking foundation. They are then used to lift the foundation to its original level and to stabilize it, preventing any further issues from arising.
The Pro Foundation Technology team has the necessary expertise to find the cause of your problems and supply an adequate solution. If you have ceiling cracks in your home, don’t wait; contact us today for quality foundation repair services in northwest Missouri and northeastern Kansas including the cities of Kansas City, Overland Park, Raytown, and Columbia.