Having a crack in the foundation of your home is not only not safe, but also can lead to other complications. Your concrete can naturally develop a crack on the floor or walls over time from the concrete expanding and shrinking while pressure is being applied to it. Some cracks can even be large enough to have the potential of ruining your home from collapse. If you notice a crack in the foundation of your home you should call your trusted foundation solution company to get the problem area evaluated and schedule a time to get it repaired.
If you have a crack in the floor of your home, it is important to use a jack system to make sure your floor becomes level again. The reason your floor is cracked is because one point of the floor is sagging. This can also damage exterior support walls of the home because the weight load is now unbalanced. It is a relatively easy process to have adjustable brackets installed under your floor to level it, and to ensure if the problem consists over time, you can readjust your jacking system.
One problem that might seem like something that does not present any danger is small cracks in foundations or walls. Being small refers to how deep the crack is and the actual length and width of the crack. These cracks can slowly leak water over time, which can cause mildew in your basement. This mildew can ruin anything you have in storage, which is why this should not be overlooked and should be filled as soon as possible. Small cracks can also easily develop into much larger, dangerous cracks that can inevitable grow to the point of making your foundation unsafe. This is another reason why these cracks should be treated upon discovery.
If you notice a large crack in either an exterior basement wall or the floor of your foundation, this could mean the soil to the side of the house or below the house is beginning to sink.