The most frequent question that we get asked at home shows, on the phone, or over the internet is "My foundation is cracking! Should I be concerned?"
Naturally, it's hard to give an answer because cracks need to be checked out physically by a professional foundation repair expert.
That answer is not very helpful for the most part, so we at Peak Structural, Inc. have devoted a lot of time to researching this question and developing some guidelines to help out homeowners with early detection.
When it comes to concrete foundations, there are two big truths:
1. Concrete foundations are porous and wick moisture
2. Concrete cracks because it's a hard, solid substance surrounded by changing soils
Cracking in concrete is a natural phenomenon because it is strong in compression, but very weak in tension.
When a concrete foundation wall encounters stress forces from outside elements, the portions of the wall that are experiencing tension will crack
Forces that can act against your foundation:
Occasionally, the addition or removal of plants, shrubs, or trees can also affect your concrete foundation.
No matter how young or old a home is, cracks are common in concrete, and many of them aren't a problem. Concrete can develop smaller hairline cracks as it cures-- and it can continue to cure for many years after the home is built.
Peak Structural of Colorado uses a variety of foundation repair products to address foundation structural issues, including foundation wall anchors, foundation push piers, and foundation helical piers. When a Certified Foundation Specialist meets with you, they can identify and explain the nature of your problem, suggestion a solution, and explain why this solution will lead to lasting results for your home.
If you live in the Colorado area, Peak Structural would like to offer you a no obligation foundation repair quote. Each estimate includes an on-site inspection, a personal consultation, and written proposal.
For a foundation repair quote, call or e-mail us today!
We serve a wide area, including Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Arvada, Westminster, Englewood, Brighton, Boulder, Broomfield, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Thornton, Commerce City, Windsor, Fort Morgan, Morrison, Evergreen, and many areas nearby. Call or e-mail us today!