BQ Basement Systems Case Studies: Drywall Cracks in Hatboro Horsham home

Friday, July 15th, 2016 by Thomas Weinert

Challenge

The homeowner of this Hatboro Horsham home were experiencing cracks in their drywall throughout the house. Usually these cracks are a good indicator of settlement, and may be more obvious in the uppermost levels of your house. This was just the case for the Hatboro homeowner. The homeowner contacted BQ Basement Systems after seeing us in the ValPak and after receiving a free estimate from our representative a solution was found. The homeowner decided to go ahead with the solution and product suggested.

Solution

Push piers are used to stabilize and raise buildings that are experiencing settlement problems. Some of the most common signs that you may have some foundation problems that need to be addressed include:

  • Chimney pulling away from structure or leaning/tilting
  • Vertical cracks in the foundation walls - gaps in the mortar joints
  • Cracked or sinking concrete slabs
  • Concrete stairs or stoops that are cracking or sinking
  • Cracks in stucco or brick on a home's exterior
  • Windows or doors that won't open and close properly

The solution the homeowner went with was steel push piers because cracks in the drywall throughout the house are good indicators of good settlement. In this case the push pier was able to bring back the home towards its original position, closing the crack in the drywall.

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