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What to Do if You’ve Discovered a Crack in Your Basement Wall

If walls could talk…well, sometimes they do. If there are cracks in the walls of your basement, it is possible that there is a structural issue with your home. Some cracks occur as the cement in a basement settles, however sometimes cracks can reveal a larger problem.

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What Can Cause My Basement Walls to Crack?

We know, it can seem like a scary thing to see your cement cracking underneath your house. It’s the foundation on which your home sits, and if there are cracks here, what else could be happening up there? Before you get too far down a tunnel of worry, call Michigan Basements. At Michigan Basements we have permanent solutions for water coming through the cracks in your wall. In some instances, lateral pressure caused by soil putting pressure on the outside of the walls can create horizontal cracks. In others, vertical cracks can form as a result of wall movement and tipping or ground shifting. Another common cause of cracks is concrete shrinkage, which happens as concrete dries and hardens.

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Cracked Basement Walls Can Lead to Larger Issues if Left Unfixed

Not only can cracked basement walls be a sign of a structural issue, they can also cause serious moisture problems in your basement. When cracks occur, they open a pathway for water to penetrate into your basement.

This can result in a variety of conditions, including the presence of:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Insects
  • And more!

There are many ways to protect your basement from moisture coming through cracks, and we are experienced in all of them. Remember that time is of the essence in these situations. Waiting could result in larger problems down the road. If you have noticed cracks in your basement walls with moisture, call Michigan Basements right away to schedule a free inspection.

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