Diagonal Cracks on Interior Walls

Discovering a crack in the interior wall of your home can be unsettling, as this could represent extensive damage to your home’s foundation, which could mean costly repairs. However, if you have discovered a crack in your foundation wall you may be wondering if all foundation cracks are the same. The fact is that examining the crack can reveal a lot about the extent of the damage to your foundation wall, including what caused it and how serious the problem is. Diagonal crack is the most serious issue of foundation damage.

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Sings of Diagonal Cracks

Diagonal Cracks on Interior Walls

A diagonal crack, which runs at a 30-75 degree angle along your foundation or basement wall, is another typical form of crack. This type of crack can be as small as a hairline, but it will most likely be broader on one end than the other. Differential foundation settling, which occurs when one side of a home's foundation settles lower than the other, causes diagonal foundation fissures. Diagonal cracking occurs as a result of this type of uneven tension.

Differential settling can occur as a result of the house being built on a hill or as a result of the soil under a piece of the residence expanding or contracting. Because the reason of the differential settlement may need to be addressed after the crack is sealed, this type of crack can be more expensive to fix than a vertical crack. The remedy could be as simple as installing new gutters to move the rainwater away from an area of your foundation that is routinely flooded, as this water could be causing the soil beneath a portion of your foundation to shift.

If you detect this type of wall damage, you should have it repaired as quickly as possible before your home's structural integrity is compromised. Find your local contractor right now!