Foundation Crack Repair Chicagoland

Foundation Crack Causes

We see foundation cracks all the time at USS. These cracks and common, and sometimes serious. One thing to note is that you should never try to take care of foundation repairs yourself. You should always seek the help of a foundation crack repair Chicagoland specialist like United Structural Systems. If you catch a foundation crack early there are solutions that we can provide without breaking the bank, whether it be for your home (residential) or your business (commercial).

The main cause of foundation cracks is settlement or sinking of the foundation. You might always see other signs of foundation problems. Look out for these signs as well as foundation cracks to know that you need foundation repair:

  • Bowing Walls
  • Leaning Walls
  • Leaning or Tilting Chimney
  • Sloping Floors
  • Windows and Doors that Stick
  • Water Stains on your Basement Walls
  • Stoop or Stairs Pulling Away from Your Home
  • Wall Cracks
  • Slab Cracks
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If you notice any of the above signs and symptoms of foundation failure it is time to call an engineer. They can tell just by looking how serious the problem is. For example, if there is too much water around your foundation, there will be a build up of pressure, called hydrostatic pressure, on your foundation walls. This can and will cause foundation cracks, bowing, and leaning walls.

Foundation Crack Chicagoland Solutions

We offer underpinning solutions for foundation cracks. You can use helical anchors to pull bowing and leaning walls back into place. Surprisingly installing wall anchors is minimally evasive and can be done rather quickly. We can use helical piers to lift a settling foundation, leaning chimney, or settling stoops or stairs. Underpinning is something that has to be done by a professional and United Structural Systems has years and years of experience in underpinning in the Chicagoland Area. We are proud to service most of the Chicagoland area. So call today, see how we can help you with our foundation repair Chicagoland solutions for your home or business. Whether you be a property manager or homeowner we have solutions for you. Call today!

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