There are several causes of cracks, and most of them lead back to an issue with the foundation. In order to repair cracks in your ceiling, you should contact a foundation repair specialist as soon as possible. Here are a few common causes to be aware of:
1. Deterioration Over Time
One cause of cracks is the general deterioration of your home. This is common in older homes. Cracks in the ceiling, as well as wall or floor cracks, may be a natural part of the aging process as your home settles slightly over time.
2. Water Seepage
Moisture damage is another common cause. Cracks can form due to moisture issues in either the roof or the floor above the ceiling. Moisture problems are normally the result of poor drainage or waterproofing, and can also lead to serious foundation issues.
3. Foundation Settlement
If your foundation begins to settle or sink over time, it may lead to cracks in the ceiling, walls, and other areas of the home. Foundation problems can lead to serious structural damage and should be taken care of right away.
There are many different underpinning methods and products that can be used to repair your foundation and prevent cracks in your ceiling. Earth Contact Products provides the latest foundation repair products to get your foundation back to normal.
Whatever solution is best for your situation, it is important to have the problem repaired as soon as possible to prevent more serious issues from arising. Don’t wait to have your foundation repaired; contact us today for more information or a free estimate.