When construction occurs, builders seek to place framing and other elements of the building atop a level, strong, stable surface. Expanding cracks through basements and foundations jeopardize this goal. They may cause imbalance within a man-made structure, eventually allowing floors or ceiling to slope, windows to appear uneven, and cracks to develop within interior walls. In the worst case scenario, a foundation crack may cause part of a building to collapse. To maintain the structural stability and safety of your property, it generally makes sense to explore foundation repair and basement crack repair concerns with an experienced waterproofing construction firm when you first detect this problem.
Once a crack forms in concrete in a property, it typically expands unless repaired. Water may enter the crack; it freezes during very cold weather, producing ice which expands in size and pushes against the surrounding concrete. This process over time inevitably causes concrete cracks to enlarge in scope.