Wall cracks are a sign that something could be going on with your foundation. It could be a minor foundation settlement or it could be the first sign of possible foundation failure. Sometimes there is a build-up in the pressure on your foundation walls. If the soil is over-saturated with water, that pressure can cause foundation walls to crack. Another reason foundation walls or other walls in your home can crack is foundation settlement. As the foundation settles and there is a loss of support, walls can crack.
When you inspect your home it is good to watch for wall cracks and these other foundation failure signs:
If you see wall cracks or any of the other symptoms listed above, it is time to consider calling a foundation expert. Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. uses products from Earth Contact Products. ECP is the leader for underpinning products in the industry.
One solution would be steel piers. Steel piers are made of galvanized steel and can easily be installed with little intrusion to your home or business. They are built to withstand heavy loads, and there are different models to use based on the size. Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. serves northwest Missouri and northeastern Kansas including the cities of Kansas City, Overland Park, and Columbia.