What You Should Know About Basement Cracks

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 by NV Admin


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Fall has only begun, and winter is another day closer. We have already experienced heavy rainfall in the last few weeks alone, not to mention the summer weather. The effects of winter such as heavy snowfall can continue to add damage to your basement and foundation, and can also cause existing cracks to worsen. Basement and foundation damages occur slowly over time, and we may not notice cracks or leaks until they grow to be an even greater problem.


NV Waterproofing is a waterproofing and foundation repair company that is dedicated to helping you stay aware of any cracks or leaks in your home. Below we have provided general information on what you should know about basement and foundation cracks and how they can affect your home.

What Causes Cracks?

There are many reasons why there are cracks in a home, and as a home gets older, there’s a higher likelihood of cracks appearing. With heavy rain, water can reach into existing cracks and weaken the foundation walls. As winter arrives, the low temperatures that arrive with it can cause water to seep into cracks and shift through the process of freezing and unfreezing. Frozen soil in the winter time is also an issue because soil will expand into open cracks in the foundation and basement. All of this may lead to new cracks forming and older cracks worsening.

If Cracks Are Found, They Should Be Repaired Immediately

Eventually, cracks will become large enough that they result in “wall movement”, which is where the walls begin to move and show signs of structural instability. At this point, most people will notice the damage and seek help. This is also when repair costs are most expensive due to the amount of damage that is done. Taking care of cracks earlier will not only lessen the cost of repairs, but will also ensure that your basement maintains its structural integrity.

How Do You Fix Cracks?


There are various ways and methods to fixing cracks that depend on the type of crack that you have. At NV Waterproofing, we can address any and all cracks that you may have in your home, basement, or foundation. For floor and wall cracks, we install a drainage system to rid the basement of leaking water. After that, we usually begin a floor and wall restoration process so that these not only look clean, but your foundation is stronger than before. Our highly-trained specialists only use the best tools to seal and repair cracks to prevent future leaks and cracks. This will improve your home’s structural balance and will keep it in great shape for a longer period of time.

Trust NV Waterproofing to Repair Your Basement & Foundation Cracks this Fall!

With years of experience and certifications, NV Waterproofing can fix all of your basement needs! NV Waterproofing specialists can provide solutions for your damages and repair floor and wall cracks. Our professional contractors receive expert training and complete the required certifications, so you can rest assured that you and your home are in great hands.


Visit our online contact page for more information or call us at 1-855-649-7594 for a FREE estimate today.

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