How We Repair Exterior Foundation Cracks


cracked exterior foundationCracks in your home’s foundation are primarily caused by excess moisture, shifting soil and house settling, but tree roots that have grown to close to your foundation, inferior concrete laying and various other issues can also lead to cracking. Do-it-yourself foundation crack repair products are poor substitutes for expert experience. Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing in Stow, Ohio, has proudly provided professional foundation crack repair service to Northeast Ohio residents for more than a decade. We offer several solutions to stop cracks in their tracks.

A solid foundation for your home is critical, so it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of foundation problems. Most often, water is the culprit behind a compromised foundation, but shifting soil, house settling, improper concrete installation, and tree roots that have grown too close to the home’s foundation can also damage the foundation. There are several signs that can indicate the need for exterior foundation repair, including:

  • Standing water in the basement
  • Cracked basement floors
  • Uneven floors on the ground level or upper floors of the house
  • Cracks in block walls
  • Bowed basement walls
  • Drywall cracks on ground level or upper floors of the house

Your Foundation Matters

When you notice any of these signs, it is important to act quickly — before further damage occurs. This means contacting a professional in basement repair. Do-it-yourself exterior foundation repair products are poor substitutes for expert foundation work. Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing in Stow, Ohio, has proudly provided professional exterior foundation crack repair service to Northeast Ohio residents for more than a decade. We offer several solutions to stop cracks in their tracks.

If your home’s foundation is cracked and compromised, you could end up with serious structural problems throughout the house. Exterior foundation repair addresses cracks and other problems by fixing any damage that occurs on the outside of a home's foundation. Foundation repair is one of the most important investments a homeowner can make because the integrity of the entire structure rests on this foundation. Unaddressed damage can lead to expensive structural repairs throughout the entire house.

Don’t DIY

While it may be tempting to try to repair your exterior foundation on your own, this is rarely a good idea. Foundation repair is not like replacing a faucet or installing shelves — this is not the time to DIY! Amateur attempts to resolve foundation problems are usually ineffective and can result in further damage to your home's structure because the underlying problems are not resolved.

More importantly, do-it-yourselfers may not have the necessary equipment or safety gear needed for this type of work. When done correctly, foundation repair often involves digging trenches and heavy lifting, which could cause serious accidents without proper training and experience.

Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing repairs foundations effectively and safely. We not only have the right tools for the job, but the extensive knowledge, skills, and experience to give you a permanent solution to your foundation problems.

Finding The Underlying Problem

It’s important to deal with foundation cracks immediately to prevent further damage, but before we tackle the problem, we identify the underlying cause.

The most common reason for foundation cracks and other problems is excess water that accumulates in the soil around your home’s foundation. Poor drainage combined with accumulated water from rain or snow, faulty gutters, broken water lines, landscaping, or other water sources place a force called “hydrostatic pressure” on a home's foundation. Over time, this pressure causes foundation walls to crack and bow, which can result in a cracked and leaking foundation.

At Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing, we not only repair existing damage by repairing your foundation, but we prevent the problem from recurring by pinpointing the source of the water and diverting it from your foundation.

Fixing Cracks With Injections

When it comes to foundation cracks and other problems, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Sometimes we can fix cracks with an injection of epoxy or polyurethane foam. Both are quick, cost-effective solutions that can be applied on the outside or inside of your home. Interior application is typically more desirable, because exterior applications require excavation to expose the crack down to the footing, which damages your landscaping. We choose epoxy when your foundation’s structural integrity needs restored and polyurethane when crack repair is required solely to prevent water leakage. Application of either product usually provides a permanent solution for existing cracks.

Advanced Solutions For Fixing Cracks

Severe wall cracks may indicate a major foundation issue that eventually affects the structural integrity of your home. To prevent further deterioration, your foundation walls require substantial reinforcement. We install wall anchor systems made of heavy-duty, galvanized material guaranteed to provide long-lasting stabilization. Wall anchors also prevent further cracking and provide a more economical solution over complete removal and replacement of foundation walls.

Contact The Foundation Experts

If your foundation is showing signs of compromise, Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing will help.

Our licensed, bonded and insured specialists are fully equipped to tackle all your foundation problems. We quickly assess and repair your foundation cracks before they spread, which saves you money and helps prevent future problems. Unlike many of our competitors, we promise fair, upfront pricing with no gimmicky “discounts” on inflated job estimates. Premier Wall Anchor and Waterproofing is proud to hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’re so confident in our techniques that we guarantee our work with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Contact us at 1-800-573-7170 to discuss your foundation needs today.