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Cracked Or Broken Foundation

Publication date:
November 17, 2020
Article Summary: 

This article discusses different types of foundation cracks and their potential impact on building safety. Vertical cracks are typically not dangerous but can allow water penetration, while horizontal cracks indicate high ground pressure and can lead to structural problems. Stair-step cracks occur where the mortar of the cylinder blocks of the foundation wall, indicating a foundation issue. It is recommended to seek professional help if the gap is more than 1/2 inch in width and to address the issue promptly to avoid compromising building safety. ROOTERWORX offers free consultations on foundation crack repair and advises on foundation structural problems, but a professional engineer may be needed for more complex issues.


foundation cracks, vertical cracks, horizontal cracks, stair-step cracks, water penetration, building safety, professional help, structural problems, free consultations, professional engineer.

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Cracked Or Broken Foundation
November 17, 2020
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