Severe cracks in a foundation wall from both sidesWhat Are the Signs of Foundation Cracks?

The foundation of your home is the most important part. If your foundation has cracks, this could be a sign that you have foundation settlement. If this is the case, the entire structure will have damage and need to be repaired immediately. Foundation cracks are not the only sign of foundation failure or settlement. Some of the other signs include:

If you see any of these signs, it is important to contact a professional to come and inspect your home. The experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing will give you a no-cost evaluation and offer you the foundation repair solution for your needs.

What Causes Foundation Cracks in Northern Virginia?

Foundation cracks and foundation settlement are often due to changes in the soil beneath the foundation. Northern Virginia has expansive soil which means that when it gets wet, it will heave and when it is dry, it will shrink. This constant shifting of the soil beneath the foundation will also cause the foundation to shift and move, creating foundation cracks. Additionally, when trees and shrubs planted around the home mature, the roots will absorb the water from the area beneath the foundation, creating voids.

Solutions for Foundation Cracks in Northern Virginia

Basement Masters Waterproofing has the products and solutions to get your foundation back to its original level and stabilized again. All of our products are the best in the industry. We only use products that have been rigorously tested and proven in the field. We are always researching the best solutions to foundation repair issues so we can provide you with the best option every time.


We use underpinning products such as steel push piers for foundation repair. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then each pier is individually load tested. After testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. The structure will be leveled and stabilized for many years to come with minimal maintenance.

Epoxy Injections

Basement Masters Waterproofing also uses epoxy injections to fix foundation cracks. This is typically used for waterproofing as well, so if your basement suffers from leaks, you may want to consider this option. These epoxy injections weld the cracks back together and restore the original strength of the concrete. It also creates a seal to keep out water, debris, chemicals, and other contamination. This requires minimal maintenance over time.

Choose Our Team

Basement Masters Waterproofing has over 25 years of experience in foundation repair and basement waterproofing in Northern Virginia. We have established an outstanding reputation in this area and intend to keep it that way. Since we are a locally owned and operated business, you can be assured that you will get the personalized attention that you deserve. We will work with you from start to finish to assure that all your questions and concerns are addressed.

Don’t ignore your foundation cracks. They could have a serious effect on the health and safety of your home. Our team is more than qualified to inspect your home and offer a solution. Contact us today for a free quote!


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