CEILING CRACKS IN DENVER, CO

ceiling crack repair for homes in denver, coAll homes regardless of when they were built, are subject to settlement. Most settlements are caused by soil expansion and shrinkage due to fluctuating temperatures in the soil beneath the home. If you notice ceiling cracks in your home, the experts at Rapid Foundation Repair can help you determine if they are caused by age or structural damage. After all, knowing the difference in ceiling cracks can help prevent further damage and costly repairs for your home in the Denver, CO area.

Many homeowners want to know what causes ceiling cracks. Unfortunately, there are many factors. The older the home is, the more likely cracks will form. However, the most common causes include:

  • Fluctuating temperatures and excessive moisture: This can be caused by plumbing leaks or a damaged roof.
  • Weight and force: Too much weight from the above floor or attic can create cracks in a ceiling.
  • Insufficient Waterproofing: Without waterproofing, the foundation could sink and settle affecting the home's overall structure.
  • Poor Foundation: Poorly built foundations can cause structural issues, including cracked ceilings.

When examining your home, our experts look for the following:

  • Cracks that run across the middle of the ceiling
  • Matching vertical cracks that run across the length of a ceiling along the wall
  • Bowing or sagging ceilings that are accompanied by cracks usually indicate weak joists
  • Cracks more than 1/16 inch wide
  • Multiple, long and wide cracks

Ceiling Crack Solutions in Denver, CO

Although it may be convenient to ignore ceiling cracks, it's best to hire a professional to inspect them in order to minimize further damage. Our contractors are trained to locate the problem as well as offer the best foundation repair method such as:

  • Steel Push Piers: Steel piers are used to lift and support foundations back to their original position. They are driven deep into the ground until they reach load bearing soils, then the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers.
  • Helical piers: Piers are screwed into the ground to support and stabilize the home. They can be installed in all types of conditions without causing disturbance to the work area.
  • Helical Tiebacks: Tiebacks help straighten bowed and leaning walls as well as provide extra strength to settling foundations.
  • Wall Anchors: If you have ceiling cracks accompanied by a shifting or settling foundation, we use wall anchors to support your bowing foundation walls.

If ceiling cracks are infiltrating your Denver home, give us a call today. Our professional foundation experts can give you a free estimate and determine the best repair method for your home.


 

 



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