Cracked Foundation Repair Dallas

You may live in an old home in Dallas that you’ve recently noticed needs some TLC. Any house requires a lot of maintenance, and it’s easy to overlook things occasionally. One of the areas you may need to inspect is your foundation. Cracks can develop there, and you may only notice them years later after there is more extensive damage.  

At this point, you need a cracked foundation repair as soon as possible. Repair methods vary, but with a professional, experienced home foundation repair team, you can resolve the issue before it worsens. 

Trust FCS Foundation Repair Dallas with your cracked foundation repair or slab foundation repair. Our experts have 25 years of experience, and we’ll make the process as simple as possible

What Causes a Foundation to Crack?

Every foundation crack is a little different. It can be a simple cosmetic issue or a significant structural problem with your home. These problems can be repaired when they are addressed in the early stages. Cracks in a foundation develop for three primary reasons.

Curing Concrete

As concrete hardens, it is common for minor cracks to form in the foundation walls. These are normal and do not point to a significant foundation problem. 

However, if you notice “hairline” cracks approximately 1/16″ wide or less, they are caused by shrinkage. You’ll see this cracking near the center — it maintains a consistent width for the length of the crack.

Foundation Settlement

If the soil underneath your home cannot support the structure’s weight, the foundation begins to settle unevenly. Small vertical cracks will start appearing. These cracks may become wider near the top or bottom. 

Cracks caused by foundation settlement are severe and will not improve without professional help. You’ll need to consult a professional immediately.

Expansive Soils

Clay soil in Dallas can expand and contract as it gains moisture. It can expand enough to put pounds of extra pressure on your foundation, forcing your walls to cave inward. You may notice your walls buckling or cracking, pushing near the bottom, or tilting in at the top.  

If this issue is ignored, the damage will worsen until the wall becomes beyond repair. Some of these necessary repairs may be completed in as little as a day if the failing walls are promptly managed.

However, if you notice “hairline” cracks approximately 1/16″ wide or less, they are caused by shrinkage. You’ll see this cracking near the center — it maintains a consistent width for the length of the crack.

There Is No Temporary Cracked Foundation Repair

Some foundation contractors may suggest a cheap solution that isn’t permanent. These solutions often mask the issue, like painting over the cracks. Paint does not address the root of the problem, and the cracks will eventually reappear.  

These attempts to cover the cracks are easy to see and may detract from the beauty of your home. There may be variances in the quality of work, the color of the material, or the finish. 

When you decide to complete a full foundation repair in the future, these temporary patches may need to be removed before a permanent repair can restore your foundation.

FCS Foundation Repair Dallas Has Your Permanent Solution

We have completed over 5,000 foundation repairs at FCS Foundation Repair Dallas. Our repair specialists use several methods to permanently stabilize your foundation.

Our experts will discuss one of the following methods with you:

  • Bell bottom drill pier
  • Pier and beam foundation system
  • Double wall single steel pier
  • Single press concrete pier
  • Single drill concrete pier

We are your one-stop shop for cracked and slab foundation repair in Dallas.


Preventing Future Foundation Cracks

Although foundation cracks have other causes, the primary culprit is water. You can prevent future problems by ensuring adequate drainage around your foundation. Some helpful tips for proper drainage include the following: 

  • Regrade your yard so it slopes away from your home’s foundation
  • Regularly clean your gutters to prevent them from getting clogged 
  • Install downspout extensions to direct water away from the foundation 
  • Install exterior and interior drain tiles to remove excess water from the soil 

You can also install a bubbler pot. This system channels water through an underground pipe into a bubbler pot. As the pot fills with water, the lid comes off and sends the water away from the foundation.