Why Is My Ceiling Cracking?

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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, even what may seem to be insignificant hairline cracks in your ceiling, you should contact a foundation repair specialist as soon as possible. Here are a few of the common causes of ceiling cracks for which to be aware:

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.

Solutions for Ceiling Cracks

There are many different underpinning methods and products that can be used to repair your foundation and prevent certain types of ceiling cracks. Earth Contact Products provides the latest foundation repair products to get your foundation back to normal.

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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 later. Don’t wait to have your foundation inspected and, if need be, repaired; contact us today for more information or a free estimate. Let cracks in your ceiling drywall be your early warning signal that you need an inspection now.

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