The Cracks in the Walls of Your Atlanta, GA Home Could Reveal Hidden Problems with Your Foundation
If you’ve noticed any cracks in the walls of your Atlanta, Georgia home, you might want to take a closer look at them. That’s because while walls can’t talk, cracks can – or, more accurately, they can indicate that your home might have serious foundation problems.
There are typically two types of cracks:
- Non-structural cracks – These cracks can be caused by the expansion of concrete due to fluctuating moisture levels and temperature changes. Non-structural cracks are typically less than 1/8th of an inch wide and are fairly superficial. If you’ve noticed these types of cracks in the walls of your home, make sure to monitor and repair them so they don’t become a more serious issue.
- Structural cracks – If non-structural cracks widen, lengthen, or deepen, they can become structural ones. Structural cracks are more serious because they can indicate a failing foundation, potentially due to soil settlement or improper construction.
If you live in the Atlanta area and are unsure of how to categorize any cracks in your home, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia. Unlike other foundation repair contractors you may encounter, we won’t try to sell you products or services you don’t need. That means that if the cracks in your walls are easy to fix and more of a superficial issue, we’ll tell you. If, on the other hand, your walls have cracks that are indicative of more serious problems, we’ll let you know and offer you the best methods to address any foundation or structural concerns.
Avoid the guesswork regarding the cracks in your walls and call Engineered Solutions of Georgia today. We’d be happy to schedule a complimentary onsite consultation for your Atlanta, GA home and answer any questions you may have.