So far, we’ve discussed how to diagnose foundation cracks and detect foundation problems, as well as how to determine potential causes. Next up, we’ll discuss foundation crack repair and prevention methods.
How to Fix Foundation Cracks and Prevent Future Damage
Repairing foundation cracks is often a more extensive process than just sealing cracks with an epoxy injection, as this only addresses the cosmetic and leaking concerns. Cracks that occur due to soil pressure, hydrostatic pressure, or settlement need a foundation repair method that fixes the problem at its source. This sometimes requires installing piers, anchors, nails, or piles to stabilize the foundation and soil—preventing foundation failure from recurring.
How to Seal Concrete Foundation Cracks
After the structural integrity of your foundation is addressed and restored, we’ll discuss options for sealing any remaining cracks in your foundation to ensure leaking walls don’t also become a concern. We always aim for maximum closure when we stabilize your foundation, but caulking or remortaring is an option for providing added strength and peace of mind.
How to Fix Foundation Cracks by Yourself
Though there are many DIY instructions online for how to fix foundation cracks by yourself, we recommend having a foundation repair specialist first look at your home for structural damage before you attempt home repairs.