Basement wall cracks is the common problem of most houses. After a house has been built, it takes 8-12 years for it to settle. It is during this period of time and the reason why most cracks appear.
After the foundation wall cracks you may not even notice it right away. It may be a very thin hairline crack at first, but with the years and temperature variations, it will expand and at some point water will enter the basement. This is why it is important to fix foundation cracks as soon as you can.
Here are some Warning Signs:
Bowing Foundation Walls – Over time, concrete walls may start to buckle under outside pressure. Foundation anchors on the inside of the wall will prevent any further damage by adding additional support.
Basement Floor Cracks – Concrete floors can crack by sinking into soil, or by being forced upward by the soil itself. If your floor is heaving, there is also potential for damaging the surrounding walls.