Repair Interior Cracks Above Doors & Windows

Interior Cracks Repair Above Doors & Windows by My Foundation Repair Pro

It's very common to find cracks on interior walls. Most of these cracks are harmless and can be repaired without any hassle however, a few cracks in walls imply a greater problem that should be taken care of before you attempt to repair the crack. Hairline cracks over doors and windows are those kinds of cracks, These cracks are likely to form because of foundation settling.

Foundation settlement happens when soil shifts beneath a home. Residences and commercial buildings, regardless of their age, move and shift over time and it happens the weakest area in a wall is the most likely to crack. As settlement of the foundation is a serious matter, swift actions need to be taken to prevent structural damage. Contact My Foundation Repair Pros through 844-406-0505 and find your local foundation specialist when you have cracks above your interior doors and windows. Our highly skilled contractor will assess the condition and determine whether the cracks are a sign of having a structural problem and provide you an effective and cost-efficient solution.

Why Do Interior Cracks Occur When Foundation Settles?

A wall is constructed with vertical studs that extend from floor to ceiling. To install a door or a window these studs are cut and extra framing is added to the adjacent studs making the cut areas are weaker than the rest of the wall. Hence, when settling occurs, these spots are the first to develop cracks.

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What Causes Foundation Settlement?

What Causes Foundation Settlement
  • Weak Bearing Soil Issues: A certain type of soil are weaker and incapable of supporting the weight of a foundation or sustaining the pressure of the establishment above the foundation. Therefore, the foundation’s footings slump.
  • Poor Compaction Issues: The soil surrounding a foundation is typically loosely compacted as while constructing the structure the soil has been excavated and then backfilled after the building of the foundation. This poorly compacted soil is unable to support a foundation as it is soft and tends to move if pressure is applied.
  • Drying and Shrinking Soils: When it rains loosely compacted soil around your foundation absorbs the water and expands, creating pressure on the foundation's walls and floors. Then when it dries up it shrinks and creates gaps between itself and the foundation, leading to the foundation sinking over time.
  • Changes in the Moisture Content: An excess amount of moisture can saturate the soil around the foundation and soften or weaken it. As a result, the soil becomes incapable of supporting the load and causes settlement of the foundation.

Contact My Foundation Repair Pros And Get Professional Help in Your Area!

When you call My Foundation Repair Pros, we screen and provide professionals who are specifically trained and qualified to inspect and provide effective solutions regarding interior cracks above your windows and doors. Apart from crack repair, our contractors can provide you with services such as foundation stabilizing, bowing or leaning wall repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and so on. They are from your local companies who have shown a track record of helping homeowners like you. Contact us today or call us at 844-406-0505 to know further details.