How to Fix Cracks in Your Home's Walls

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Cracks in your walls are usually an easy fix that only require some sealant and a few weekend hours. However in some cases, wall cracks can be a sign of a more serious foundation issue within your home. 

We’re foundation experts at Total Home Performance. Not only can we help determine if the cracks in your wall are structural in nature, but we can help find a reliable solution that will keep your home and family safe as well.

How to Know When Wall Cracks are Serious

House settling is a normal occurrence and not every crack in your walls means that your home is suffering from foundational issues. The best way to find out the source of the issues is with a professional inspection. However, these are the types of wall cracks that are often a sign of a more serious problem:

  • Cracks that go along the wall and ceiling or floor
  • Horizontal cracks and bowed walls that run its entire length
  • Zigzag or stair step cracks in bricks or stone
  • Cracks with gaps between wall and floor or ceiling 
  • Large cracks starting at a door or window

Signs of Structural Damage in a Home

In addition to cracking walls, there are many symptoms that can point to structural issues in your home. Knowing how to tell the signs can help you find a reliable solution before the problem worsens. 

  • Bulging & bowing walls
  • Sticking doors & windows
  • Cracks in foundation
  • Uneven floors
  • High humidity & musty smells
  • Water leaks or recent flooding

Structural Repair Services from Total Home Performance

Regardless of the source of the foundation issues in your home, we offer full-service repair services and can determine which option is best for the specific problem you’re experiencing. 

Foundation Repair 

When you have cracks in your foundation, there’s usually a bigger issue going on. One of the ways we fix foundational cracks is to install helical piers in the ground underneath your home to lock it into place and prevent future problems.

Structural Repair 

Depending on the severity of the issues, we offer a few methods of fixing structural problems in your home, including floor joist repairs or replacements, sistering beams, and additional support installation. 

Crawl Space Repair 

A damp crawl space will often result in the moisture issues that cause structural problems, like wood rot. Our thorough crawl space repair services include spray foam insulationsump pump or drainage installation, vapor barrier installation, and most of the time a dehumidifier installation

Solving Structural Issues for the Eastern Shore and Surrounding Area Homeowners

Total Home Performance has been providing reliable solutions for fixing structural cracks in walls and other foundation issues since 2009. Our team of highly trained and experienced technicians can perform a full inspection of your home to determine the extent of the damage and advise on a clear path to a safer, more structurally sound home.

Get started with structural repair services from Total Home Performance today. Call 410-822-1390 or contact us online for more information.

Cracks on your walls?

They could be a sign of a bigger problem