Sometimes, when you have a home for 20 years and have never gotten a crack in the foundation you can get lulled into a false sense of security in thinking you will never have a problem. However, this is not always the case and it seems to happen to people as they are getting ready to sell their house.
Some of the reasons why foundations crack after such a long period of time can be something as simple as a heavy piece of equipment going down the road causing vibrations in the soil.
Since we are in the midst of winter, we should talk about the soil which can contain water. The soil absorbs the water, when it freezes it can push up against the foundation and which can cause it to crack.
We are also concerned about drainage. If you are in clay soil, or a downspout that has broken off, the pressures of the soil can cause a crack in the foundation.
Also, age simple age. Just like you and me, concrete can get old and not be as strong as it was before. But the good news is that these foundation cracks can be repaired and can be repaired from the inside with a warranty.
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