All 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.
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
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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