Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wall Cracks in Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA is the capital of the Commonwealth of  Virginia and its economy is mostly driven by law, finance, and government. Residents don't have much to complain about - except when their homes' walls start cracking because of a foundation settlement issue, or from some other kind of structural problem. For Richmond, VA residents, what would you do if you saw cracking in your home's walls? Well, first and foremost, you must figure out how serious and severe the cracks are.  Are they letting in water? How big across are they? Do they seem very deep?

As a rule of thumb, any wall or floor crack that is wider than 1/16 of an inch should be a cause for concern, especially if water is able to get in through them. These are indications of foundation shifting or settlement, which is not good. If the cracks are wider than 1/64 inches, nasty critters can slip through and cause problems - and this is usually how termites are able to get inside!

Wall Crack Repair in Richmond, VA From Seal-Tite
Wall cracks are very unattractive and aren't easy to fix on your own. There may be DIY solutions available from your local hardware store, but if you want long-term results, a professional is needed. Calling a Seal-Tite professional will ensure that the cracks' cause is determined while evaluating the foundation of your home inside and out. A professional will know what repairs are going to be required and can seal existing wall or floor cracks for good, while making sure that future cracks don't show up.  

We can fix:
  • Vertical foundation cracks
  • Horizontal foundation cracks
  • Stair-step foundation cracks
Foundation repairs can be expensive, so be sure to call a trusted professional from Seal-Tite. Others may diagnose non-existent problems, or worse, do the wrong repairs which can cause more problems for you and your home further on down the road.

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