What Causes Floor Cracks in Omaha Homes?
If you have noticed floor cracks in your Omaha home, you may need to do further inspection in and around your foundation to see if there are any other types of damage or cracks. Floor cracks can not only be a source of water leakage into your basement, but it can also be a sign of foundation settlement. Basement floors are typically fairly thin due to the fact that they serve no structural purpose, leaving them prone to cracking. Other causes of floor cracks are:
- Inadequate construction
- Poor soil preparation
- Excessive soil movement
No matter how thin the crack is, water is forced up through them and into your basement because of hydrostatic pressure. Floor cracks can also be a sign of
foundation settlement. If your basement floor cracks are caused by foundation settlement, this can be a sign of serious structural problems to your home. It is important to call an expert in and take a look to see why your Omaha home has floor cracks. The professionals at
Jerry's Waterproofing will take a look and find out the reason for these floor cracks and offer you the best solution.
Along with foundation settlement, water in your basement can create a variety of problems such as:
Mold and mildew
- Dust mites
- High electric bill
- Uncomfortable living space
- Lower home value
If you have found floor cracks, some other signs of foundation settlement include:
If you find any signs of foundation settlement and want to know why you have floor cracks in your Omaha home, Jerry's Waterproofing will be happy to come and take a look. Whether it is basement waterproofing you need or
foundation repair, we have the experts and products to get the job done. Contact us for a free estimate.
Solutions For Floor Cracks in Omaha Nebraska
If floor cracks in your Omaha, Nebraska home are caused by foundation settlement, Jerry's Waterproofing has the foundation repair products and experts to get your foundation back to its original level. We use steel push piers and helical piers made by
Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products made in the industry.
One of the most commonly used repair products that we
steel push piers. These steel push piers are driven deep into load-bearing soils. The function of steel push piers is to support and stabilize your structure's load-bearing walls by transferring the weight from weaker soils onto these steel piers.
Helical piers are excellent for foundation repair and stabilization
of sinking and settling foundations that are failing due to
unstable rock layers below. These helical piers are similar to a large screw that provides foundation support. Helical piers are for deep foundation solutions and transfer the load of the structure through unsuitable soil deeper in the earth.
If you find floor cracks in your Omaha, Nebraska home, contact the experts at Jerry's Waterproofing and let the experts take a look and offer you the best solution needed to get the problem taken care of. Don't let a wet basement or foundation settlement leave your home damaged. We can help, so call today!