Wall cracks, particularly in the basement, are a homeowners’ worst nightmare. Many homeowners imagine that these cracks are a sign of a serious structural problem that will cost them an arm and leg to repair.
You should be worried about horizontal cracks because these cracks are also associated with other problems such as wall bowing. When a foundation wall bows and cracks further, it can lead to serious structural damage that will be costly to repair.
Unfortunately, unexpected events do happen. While it may be tempting to ignore them, it is important that you deal with them when you come across them. One such thing is the appearance of foundation wall cracks.
It is also important to note that some types of house foundation cracks are nothing to worry about while others denote serious structural damage and may require a lot of skill to repair.