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Stair Step Cracks Repair in Indianapolis, IN

It's normal to be worried about noticing stair-step cracks on the foundation wall because it indicates major structural issues. If you are wondering how can you secure your home, let us tell you that Americrawl is near to help you regain the integrity of your property.

The licensed contractor has a team of experienced technicians who can take care of this wall crack problem. Feel free to contact our service team by dialing 463-218-6767. You can send us service requests online by filling up the form.

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Causes of Stair Step Cracks

The expansion of the clay soil due to the absorbance of water is one of the major reasons for the stair crack. This movement puts pressure on the foundation wall and forms cracks. Poor drainage or heavy rainfall can also bring excess water under the foundation.

In this context, the faulty construction process is also mentionable. It can be because of the mixture of concrete in an inappropriate way, undersized foundation footings, or poor installation. Other reasons include concrete shrinkage, pressure from the tree roots, etc.

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Why Stair Step Crack Repair is Important?

The foundation wall comprises bricks and blocks. That part carries the weight of the building and distributes evenly on the ground. Besides the masonry foundation wall stair step cracks occur on the wall made by them. This is how the structural part loses its capacity to carry the load of the upper portions.

This wall crack also lets water seep into the foundation which results in extra moisture in the crawl space and triggers mold infestation, degradation of the air quality, and other outcomes of water damage. That ultimately decreases the value of the property by forming other defects like vertical cracks, hairline cracks, horizontal cracks, etc.

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Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

  • The movement in the wall is visible
  • Visible cracks around windows, door frames, or in drywall
  • Jamming in the door or window frame due to misalignment
  • There are gaps between foundation joints
  • These cracks look like a stair set
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Americrawl is Your Best Destination for Foundation Wall Repair

The family-owned and operated company has been serving residents of Indianapolis and Central Indiana since 1993. Through the sincerity and professionalism of our expert technicians, the company has achieved the status of a BBB-accredited company with an A+ rating. Our efficient service team is well-prepared to take care of structural issues with first-class foundation repair. You can catch up with us anytime over the phone call and get our team ready at your doorstep across Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway, and other service areas.

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How to Prevent Cracks on Foundation Walls?

Like other problems, it's always better to take precautions in advance to avoid it. The practices below will be helpful for the property owners to prevent stair-step and other wall cracks whether it's in exterior walls interior walls, or near windows.

  • A good gutter system
  • Not panting trees very close to the foundation wall
  • Waterproofing the foundation
  • Installing french drains
  • Annual inspection by the experts
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Call Us Today for Foundation Repair Services

So, what you are waiting for? Don't let the staircase-like crack-marks become the reason for your stress and trouble. Feel free to call us at 463-218-6767 to set an appointment with us. You can also rely on us for the services associated with wall air leaks, wall repair systems, and bowing walls. We are also reachable online.

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