Foundation Problems: Drywall Cracks
Drywall cracks are not only unsightly, but they can also be a sign that you may have a more serious problem. Drywall cracks is one of the signs of foundation failure. Drywall cracks, even small ones that are left unattended, can grow and lead to major structural damage throughout your home or business.
There are several factors that lead to drywall cracks and foundation problems. Some of these factors are:
- Too Much Water - Heavy rains and poor drainage can cause soil erosion and expansion. Over time this weakens the foundation, causing cracks.
- Hot & Dry Conditions- Not enough water causes the soil to shrink and pull away from the foundation, causing foundation settlement.
- Poor Soil Preparation- Before a home or business is constructed, the soil needs to be properly compacted. If it isn't prepared properly the foundation will shift and settle.
If you see drywall cracks, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your home for foundation failure. The experts at Atlas Master Companies has the experience and knowledge to inspect your home and see if your drywall cracks are due to foundation failure.
Some of the other signs that you can look for that may indicate a foundation problem
- Leaning chimney
- Sinking foundation
- Cracks in brickwork
- Cracked foundation walls
- Bowed or leaning walls
- Sticking doors and windows
If you have any signs of foundation problems, including drywall cracks, it is important to let Atlas Master Companies give you a free inspection and offer the foundation repair solution needed to get your foundation back to its original level and keep it structurally sound.
Drywall Crack Repair in Virginia
Atlas Master Companies offers foundation repair using underpinning products such as steel push piers
, helical piers, and plate anchors. Foundation repair in Virginia by Atlas Master Companies underpinning products are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach solid soil bed. Each pier is individually load tested using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force. During the load transfer, hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations reducing the load of each pier to only the design working load.
The products we use for underpinning are manufactured by Earth Contact Products
(ECP), the leader in foundation repair products in the industry. These products, along with the experienced team at Atlas Master Companies, will keep your foundation strong for many years to come.
Atlas Master Companies is a family-owned business in Virginia that was founded in 1993. Other services we offer are waterproofing and masonry work. Our entire team has gone through extensive training on the latest products and procedures in safety, foundation repair, waterproofing, masonry, and building techniques.
We take pride in the outstanding reputation we have established and intend to keep it that way. When you see drywall cracks or any of the other signs of foundation failure, let the experts at Atlas Master Companies come and give your home or business a thorough inspection and offer the best solution for your foundation repair needs. Contact