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  • Writer's picturePaul Kulzer

When to Call About a Hairline Crack in Your House?

The foundation is where your home’s health begins. Everything in your home is literally dependent on the soundness of your foundation. If you’re concerned when you discover a foundation problem like a hairline crack, you’re not alone and there's no harm in calling to talk to a professional foundation repair company.

Your foundation, like you, should have regular check-ups. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, it’s a good idea to undertake some preventative maintenance. We recommend that you visually inspect your home’s foundation twice a year. Seasonal changes can have a big influence, and detecting an issue early is always better for you and your budget. If you see something such as a hairline crack, you need to call in the experts for a proper inspection.

Hire the Experts

Please do not attempt to undertake foundation repairs on your own. We appreciate your desire to be self-sufficient and save money. However, your home’s foundation is not a good area to experiment with DIY projects. Caulking the edge of a sink is not the same as repairing a crack in your foundation. These cracks require various materials and processes, most of which are not commonly available to customers. You need to have an understanding of foundations and how they work.

If you have found a hairline crack or other issues in your foundation you need to reach out to the experts at Superior Foundation Repair in Utah. We proudly offer free inspections and foundation repair services across Utah in Salt Lake City to St. George. Our team of experts has helped many with foundation issues and is ready to help you. From small hairline cracks to crumbling foundations, we do it all.

When crack repairs are done incorrectly, new cracks grow. You could actually turn a minor structural crack into a major structural issue. Don’t attempt foundation fixes on your own. So make sure you're hiring someone with raving reviews, was a personal referral, or that you trust when they come out for a free inspection.

How Do Hairline Cracks Form?

Seasonal temperature changes out west in Utah cause cracks in your foundation walls due to expansion and contraction. Because concrete is not flexible, it breaks when it transitions between rainy and dry seasons. These cracks are as big as a single hair, which is how they got their name. Water may (or may not) seep into your basement or crawl space through these hairline fractures, which can expand and wash them out over time. Because of this, we would highly recommend a foundation inspection to be performed by our experts. This will ensure that not only is the small repair completed properly, but there aren’t larger issues to be concerned with.

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