Basement Crack Addressment South Canterbury
Some basement wall cracks are no big deal, but others are common signs of a problematic issue with the home’s foundation. Therefore, it is practically impossible for the average homeowner to tell the difference between the two. So, before you can attempt to do any repairs on your own, it is imperative that you consult a qualified, experienced and reputable foundation repair specialist for an inspection. If a serious problem causes the basement wall cracks, any measures you take to fix the cracks are at best, temporary, and you will have wasted your time and effort. Ideally, failure to deal with the underlying cause will make things even worse in the near future. So, keep that in mind before advancing.
With that out of the way, it’s time to talk about the common steps in dealing with cracks in the basement walls. The following is a few tips On Basement Wall Crack Addressment South Canterbury
Identify The Source
In most cases, identifying the source or cause of the crack on the wall is obvious. It might be a tree root that has made its way through the wall. This might be unfortunate, but it is more of a lucky break. Why? Because you’ll have known the origin of the problem. The downside is that thick roots that bust through the foundation walls will require excavation to handle them appropriately.
Small Do-It-Yourself Repairs
Are you are DIY enthusiast and think you can handle the crack problem on your own? Well, you can always use a DIY kit, usually purchased from a home improvement store. However, like earlier mentioned, it’s best to consult a foundation repair specialist beforehand.
Be warned, though, this job can be really hard and messy if you are not used to working with such prepared solutions. As such, it might actually be best to call in home improvement professionals like Brown Bros Plastering to help you with the dirty work.
Parging The Walls
Most people think that parging is a method to protect the foundation from the exterior. Well, it is actually true that an external application is a common use for parging, but it can ideally be used to hide ugly basement wall cracks.
As a matter of fact, the many benefits that parging offers the exterior such as extra insulation, and pest control are the same when it is applied on the inside. The best part about it is that you don’t have to wait until spring to do this.
Final Tip: Do Not Wait Too Long
Regardless of the source of the crack in the basement walls, it won’t get better as time passes. If you don’t address a small crack as soon as you notice it, it turns into a big one pretty fast. So, if you discover a crack in your basement, make it a priority and contact Brown Bros Plastering for further advice. They are certainly armed with the facts, and can help you decide on what to do next.
Also, if you need other services like EquusDexx waterproofing, remedial plaster repair and Decorative Concreting and cutting, feel free to contact them.