FIXING CRACKS WHEN LIFTING A HOME
Here is the Tip Of The Day from October 25th.
BEFORE AND AFTER LIFTING A HOME
Brian discusses cracks in the home before and after lifts. Typically when you notice cracks appearing in your homes stucco or drywall, your ﬁrst initial reaction is to ﬁll those cracks, or mask them. However, when you are seeing cracking in the stucco and drywall, these are common signs of foundation settlement. When you ﬁll those cracks or mask them, that is not necessarily ﬁxing the underlying issue. If you have a home that has been ﬂipped or remodeled, it is possible that you have cracks that have been repaired (but the real issue has only been masked). Dalinghaus Construction will come to your home and ﬁx your foundation settlement issues. If you have visible cracks that have not been masked, those cracks for the most part will completely close up and then the walls or stucco can be repainted. If your home has cracks that have been ﬁlled or covered, it is likely that the material used to make those repairs will be compressed and the cracks that you have may not completely come together. This is not a huge issues, as we can help with that once the home has been lifted and stabilized. We have a specialized crew who can also come in and replace drywall and ﬁx those cracks for good.