You will find cracks in your foundation, if there is any damage in its internal structure. Many factors contribute to the damage of the foundation such as the material used, size of the foundation, location and shape of the crack on the foundation, and so on. The actual history and cause of the crack will also contribute in determining the strength of the foundation.
How to Evaluate the Threat of the Foundation Crack on Your Building
There are many factors that you should give importance to, if you find a crack on your foundation and wish to understand its effect on your building. Such factors will even help you decide about the right time for home foundation repair. Some are listed below.
- Shape, Occurrence, Pattern and Frequency of the Crack
Investigate the frequency of the occurrence of the crack in the foundation so as to understand the current health of the base of your building. If the shape of the foundation crack is becoming bigger or even wider day by day, then it is understood that you should now get the area checked by the professionals and take necessary steps according to their suggestions.
- Shrinkage Cracks
Cracks shrinkage on the foundation will usually be in the shape of “V” and will possess the uniform structure. The shrinking in the foundation might be either small in size or of bigger size depending on the effect of the damage in the foundation.
There are many reasons that can cause shrinkage in the foundation and include rapid curing, poor mix, improper curing with little volume of water and so on. Even though the professionals that you hire will take necessary actions to repair the shrinkage in the foundation problem, there is no permanent remedy for this issue.
These are the commonly seen issues with the foundation and can be taken care of, if your home construction company fails to provide enough supply of water during the curing procedure. Foundation requires enough supply of water to hold onto the soil layer that surrounds it and also to reduce the chances of the appearance of cracks or shrinkage in the later years.
After finishing of the foundation construction, it is necessary that you supply enough volume of water around it, so that the foundation can take in enough water and stay strong for more years. Watering foundation does not mean just sprinkling water here and there, but means that there is a pool of water around the foundation. Provide water for the foundation in required volume and own a stronger building.