Leaky Wall Cracks
Leaky wall cracks are one of the most common problems Chicago area home and business owners face when keeping their basement dry.
What are Leaking Wall Cracks?
Leaky wall cracks are the most common type of problem that we find in poured concrete foundations. Leaking wall cracks are cracks that allow water or moisture to penetrate through the walls of a building. When water infiltrates through these cracks, it can result in water damage, mold growth, and structural issues if not addressed quickly.
It is important to address leaking wall cracks as soon as they are identified to prevent further damage and control potential risks. Call one of our professionals at Perma-Seal to assess the situation, identify the underlying causes, and recommend the best wall crack repair methods for your specific circumstances.
What Causes Foundation Wall Cracks?
The causes of wall cracks can vary depending on factors like the building’s age, location, soil conditions, and construction quality. Identifying the underlying cause of the wall cracks is crucial in determining the appropriate repair method and preventing further water leakage. Leaking wall cracks can be caused by various factors, including:
- Structural movements
- Hydrostatic pressure
- Poor construction practice
- Soil conditions
- Foundation Settlement
What are the Signs of Leaking Wall Cracks?
The signs of leaking wall cracks can vary depending on the severity of the issue and the amount of water infiltration. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to quickly address the leaking wall cracks to prevent further damage, mold growth, and potential structural issues. Here are some common signs to look for:
- Visible cracks
- Water stains
- Dampness or moisture
- Mold or mildew growth
- Peeling or bubbling paint
- Active water seepage
How to Fix Leaking Wall Cracks?
Wall cracks are not easy to repair on your own. If you have leaky wall cracks, we recommend giving our team of experts a call. significant or structural wall cracks may require professional expertise. Contact a qualified specialist experienced in foundation crack repair from Perma-Seal for complex or extensive cracking situations. Fixing leaking wall cracks involves addressing the underlying issue causing the cracks and implementing appropriate repair methods.