Ceiling Cracks

Ceiling Cracks Kansas City

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, Inc. can repair your foundation to eliminate ceiling cracks.

Types of 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:

  • Spider web cracks: These spider web-patterned cracks can occur not only in the ceiling but in the walls and floors as well. Although they often only indicate age and normal home settling, cracks larger than 1/16 inch are usually signs of foundation issues.
  • Vertical cracks: These are cracks that run the length of the ceiling and continue to run down the wall in the same line. Vertical cracks appear to be serious, and usually are a symptom of a foundation problem or weak wall stud.
  • Bowed ceiling: One sure sign of a serious foundation problem is a ceiling crack accompanied by a large bow or sip in the ceiling. This means that the supports that were designed to keep your foundation stable and level are failing, causing the ceiling to sink and crack.

It is important to note the location of the cracks in your ceiling. This can determine how much of an issue they are causing. Cracks along the edges of the ceiling are usually not a big deal. 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.

Ceiling Crack Solutions

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. This prevents any further issues from arising.

The Pro Foundation Technology Inc. team has the necessary expertise to find the cause of your problems and supply a 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.