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Structural Crack Repair in Rahway NJ

Structural Crack Repair in Central & Northern New Jersey & Staten Island, NY

Concrete is made of cement, gravel and water. When the water starts to evaporate, the remaining ingredients then harden into a solid slab of concrete. Unfortunately, this portion of the process can cause the concrete to shrink a little bit, and this results in hairline cracks in the slab. While this kind of crack doesn't threaten the structural integrity of the house, it does provide an opening for groundwater, insects and even radon gas to pass through.

Which Direction?

To know if you need assistance, take notice of the direction of the crack. If you have a horizontal structural crack, then it isn't anything to worry about. If you see vertical cracks, or cracks that look like a staircase, they indicate a far more serious problem and you may require structural crack repairs.

What's The Size?

If it's a hairline crack, these aren't very serious and can be easily repaired. Even if the magnitude isn't as severe (i.e. bulging or slanting), it's worth being repaired, as having smaller cracks repaired early can prevent bigger problems and cracks in the future.

What Causes Horizontal Cracks?

Most horizontal cracks happen with frost damage. Freezing temperatures can actually cause the concrete to shrink. They can also be caused from an excess of pressure on the foundation from wet soil. The most important thing to note is that if you see a bulging crack, this could mean that the home is slowly sliding off of its footing and needs to be taken care of immediately.

Please do remember that if you see large, recurring cracks or bulging walls inside your home, don't try to fix these conditions! Instead, call a professional so that he or she can handle it! 

Leaking Crack Repairs

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At Scaldino Basement Solutions, we also fix leaking cracks in your basement and we have warrantied solutions specifically designed to repair each type of leak in your basement or foundation.

Scaldino Basement Solutions is the leading structural crack repair company in Central & Northern New Jersey & Staten Island New York. Our team has been fixing basement wall cracks for over 15 years, so we definitely know our stuff. We put all of our inspectors and installers through rigorous training, and only use our own full time employees on projects, unlike many of our competitors who often rely on sub contracting to others.

We also stand by our work by offering 5 and 15 year transferable written warranties on most of our repairs. We can also help out with leaky basement cracks, crawl spaces and vapor barriers. If you have any more questions, feel free to check out our contact page for more details.

If you are in need of crack repair, contact Scaldino Basement Solutions today at 908-258-6561. We serve Union, Middlesex, Monmouth, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Bergen, Passaic and many other counties in NJ as well as Richmond County Staten Island NY. Call us today!

If you are in need of foundation repair, contact us today!

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