It is the worst fear of many homeowners to discover cracks in their floor. They begin to wonder what they can do to prevent them from growing or spreading and how they can repair them. These cracks are a real issue, as these cracks often indicate even bigger problems with the foundation. There is a way, however, to not only repair floor cracks but to prevent them from occurring again.
If left alone, the cracks in your basement floor will only continue to grow. It is best to have them repaired as soon as possible. To do this, you must first determine the source and cause of the crack. Floor cracks can be caused by a variety of different factors, each one coming with a different set of indicators:
These are just a few of the type of cracks that can form in your basement floor. It is important to contact an expert to help you determine what has caused your floor to crack and how to fix it. If the crack is very large and serious, it may require steel push pier installation. This is a process in which steel piers are used to stabilize and raise the slab to its original level.
The cracks can also be sealed using our crack injection methods. We use a quality polyurethane foam from ECP (Earth Contact Products) to seal the cracks. Not only does this ensure that nothing can get through, but it also lends extra support to the foundation, bonding the concrete back together.