If a crack or cracks cover a significant portion of the foundation, or are too large to be filled properly with do it yourself compounds, you may have no other option than to hire an experienced repair service to address the issue. Always be sure that the company chosen is a reputable one and that they have received good reviews from friends, colleagues or family members that have used their services. The foundation of your home is very important to the structural stability of the home and if the foundation is compromised, the entire home could be in danger.
In many cases, the cracks in the concrete foundation will allow water to enter into the home, which can result in the growth of mold or fungi and can create health problems for the individuals in the home. If the mold is allowed to continue growing for a long period of time, it could result in a more hazardous situation and require a much more expensive clean up to be addressed.
The company that you choose should be polite, professional, and have experience in repairing concrete foundations and water leaks. To get the best value, the services of several different contractors should be compared and estimates should be obtained from each to compare prices and pros/cons. The cheapest price is not always the indication of the best value as some contractors will cut corners to lower their prices without lowering their profit. Most of the time, as we all know, you get what you pay for.