Types Of Exterior Cracks (And Which Ones You Need To Worry About)

At Baird Foundation Repair, we specialize in providing high-quality foundation repair solutions for all types of foundation problems. Whether you have a leaning or tilting chimney, signs of “street creep” or sticking windows and doors, we can provide you with a permanent repair solution.

Read on to learn more about exterior wall cracks and how our services can help your Texas home.

Tilting Chimney Problems

A tilting chimney is a serious problem often linked to foundation issues. Baird Foundation Repair offers expert solutions for exterior cracks and tilting chimneys. To address this, we recommend using helical piers, which are driven deep into the ground to stabilize the chimney.

These piers can potentially restore the chimney to its original position. Avoid temporary fixes like filling the void between the house and chimney – this solution will only have to be removed once the real repair is done.

Also, remember that chimney problems may indicate broader foundation issues, which we can help identify and repair. Our services are comprehensive, addressing potential structural issues beyond the chimney, and ensuring a thorough and lasting solution.

Stop Street Creep With CompressionGuard

Street creep can damage your home’s foundation due to the shifting of nearby concrete streets. Signs include compressed expansion joints, foundation cracks and a garage floor pulling away from the wall. At Baird Foundation Repair, we stop the damage from street creep with CompressionGuard.

To protect against long-term damage to concrete driveways, garage slabs and foundation walls, look no further than Baird. CompressionGuard advantages include:

  • It’s a low-cost solution to ease pressure on the garage slab and foundation walls.
  • It’s an environmentally friendly solution.
  • Can be installed year-round, even in extreme temperatures.
  • Quick installation with minimal disruption.
  • Flush design and precise installation add curb appeal.
  • The driveway can be used right away after installation.

Addressing street creep is essential to prevent long-term issues. Trust Baird to protect your concrete surfaces and prevent long-term structural damage.

Solving Sticking Windows & Doors

Sticking doors and windows can signal foundation problems, often due to settlement or crawl space support issues. Look out for signs like diagonal cracks around openings, uneven floors and non-functioning locks.

Uneven ground settlement can cause foundation and framing damage, leading to misaligned openings. At Baird Foundation Repair, we use foundation piers to stabilize and lift foundations, closing structural cracks in walls and restoring window and door functionality.

Choose from push piers or helical piers, both with strong warranties and performance guarantees, to address these issues promptly and effectively. Don’t ignore exterior cracks – reach out to us and take action before the damage worsens.

Your Local Foundation Repair Experts In Texas

If you have a problem with cracks in the outside walls of your house, we can help. At Baird Foundation Repair, we offer free, no-obligation foundation repair quotes within our Texas service area. Each free quote includes an on-site inspection, personal consultation and written estimate.

To schedule your free quote, call us today! We proudly serve San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin and surrounding areas.