WALL CRACKS & FLOOR CRACKS
Wall and Floor Cracks in Little Rock, Arkansas
Cracks in the concrete of your home can be a huge
issue. If you find cracks in your floor or in your
walls, there is probably something wrong with your foundation. Most often, cracks in the
foundation floor and walls are caused by shifting
and settlement. No matter what kind of cracks you
find in your home or business, we can help. The team at Airlift
Concrete Experts has the experience needed to take
care of all
foundation repair in Little Rock,
There are a variety of different kinds of cracks
that can form in your basement walls due to a
shifting or settling foundation:
- Horizontal: Due to a bowing or leaning wall in the basement from soil pressure.
- Vertical: Caused by settling or heaving of the foundation.
- Vertical and Horizontal or Angled: Caused by bowing wall from external pressure or possibly by settlement.
- Stair Step: Seen when the foundation starts to heave or settle due to temperature changes.
- Center Converging: Bowing walls or settlement
can result in these cracks.
In the upper levels of the home, wall cracks are
common in drywall or mortar. These kinds of cracks may
indicate that the shifting or settling foundation has
started to cause the walls of your home to become
unsteady and develop cracks. Some drywall cracks are
only due to aging, but cracks that appear near windows
or doors or are wider than 1/8 inch may be a sign of a
Settling foundations, shifting foundations, and
other foundation problems may also cause floor
cracks to appear in your basement:
- Shrinkage Cracks: Appear in the middle of the floor or around objects in the floor when the concrete is improperly mixed or when extremely high temperatures occur.
- Expansion Cracks: Occur in slabs adjacent to a wall or other structure during extreme temperature changes and can be accompanied by chipping and flaking.
- Settlement Cracks: Settling slabs may crack as the soil under the foundation falls away and gaps appear in the soil.
- Heaving Cracks: During freeze-thaw cycles, concrete
may heave and start to crack;
floors may become
uneven or sloped.
Solutions for Floor and Wall Cracks in Little
Rock, AR Homes
The best way to fix floor cracks and wall cracks
is to use some sort of repair method to support the
slab from underneath and even it out. Once this has
been done, the cracks will not expand and can be
sealed to keep moisture out of the home.
Many times, floor cracks are accompanied by
sloped and uneven floors. This is a sign that the
foundation has settled and needs to be supported
steel piers. These are driven underground to
transfer the weight of the unsteady foundation from
the unstable soils to a more solid layer of soils
deeper underground. Piering system repair methods
may also involve repairing the
pier and beam system
in your basement that is designed to support the
Another common repair option that we offer is polyjacking. This method uses injection of a polyurethane foam material to lift the slab from underneath. As the material is injected to fill holes and gaps that may have formed in the soil, the foam expands. The expansion works to lift the foundation back to the proper level and create a more stabilized base for the concrete by compacting the soil under the foundation.
Contact us today to learn more about these services to close the wall and floor cracks in your Little Rock, Arkansas home.