What would cause that?

I have some cracks in my concrete on the outside of my home. What would cause that?

Thin cracks along concrete foundation could be the result of settlement in the concrete and may not necessarily be a cause for concern. However, homeowners need to pay attention to the shape and direction of the divide. Long horizontal splits in the concrete could indicate pressure from the outside- possibly from saturated soil- that needs to be repaired. “Normal settlement doesn’t generally cause horizontal cracks”

Regardless of shape, any cracks that leak water or are wider than one-fourth of an inch should be inspected by a general contractor. Any additional questions or concerns, please give us a call. 925-754-5232