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Common foundation crack misconceptions | Sponsored

Uneven foundation

Cracks in your foundation, no matter how small, are a serious issue. If you see cracks in your home’s foundation, including drywall cracks and cracked bricks, make sure you address them immediately. Photo Courtesy: Complete Basement Systems/Groundworks

First things first, we’d like to overcome four misconceptions.

Myth #1: Foundation Cracks Are a Sign of Normal Settling and Do Not Require Fixing

Although there’s some truth in it, not all foundation cracks are a result of natural settling. People often mistake a sunken foundation for natural settling. Unlike natural settling, foundation sinking occurs when the foundation is laid improperly. You should repair any cracks caused by a sinking foundation immediately.

Quick repairs prevent further damage to the foundation and forestall problems that accompany it. Foundation cracks may also allow water to seep into your basement. If not repaired quickly, this water can cause an array of problems, including wood rot, mold

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