Cracks in Drywall Adjacent to Doors and Windows

Caused by foundation settlement or structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Doors Not Working Properly

Caused by foundation settlement or structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Windows Not Working Properly

Caused by foundation settlement or structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Cracks in Brick Fascia

Caused by soil desiccation or erosion.

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Cracks in Chimney or Chimney Pulling Away

Caused by soil desiccation or erosion.

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Gaps Under Walls

Caused by structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Floors Not Level

Caused by structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Cracks in Poured Foundation Walls

Caused by excessive soil pressure or differential settlement.

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Cracks in Block Foundation

Caused by excessive soil pressure or differential settlement.

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Bowing Walls

Caused by excessive soil pressure or differential settlement.

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Cracks in Floor

Caused by hydrostatic pressure or soil erosion.

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Un-level Basement Floors

Caused by hydrostatic pressure or soil erosion.

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Cracks in Drywall Adjacent to Doors and Windows

Caused by foundation settlement or structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Doors Not Working Properly

Caused by foundation settlement or structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Windows Not Working Properly

Caused by foundation settlement or structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Cracks in Brick Fascia

Caused by soil desiccation or erosion.

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Cracks in Chimney or Chimney Pulling Away

Caused by soil desiccation or erosion.

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Gaps Under Walls

Caused by structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Floors Not Level

Caused by structural issues with beams, columns or joists.

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Cracks in Poured Foundation Walls

Caused by excessive soil pressure or differential settlement.

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Cracks in Block Foundation

Caused by excessive soil pressure or differential settlement.

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Bowing Walls

Caused by excessive soil pressure or differential settlement.

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Cracks in Floor

Caused by hydrostatic pressure or soil erosion.

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Un-level Basement Floors

Caused by hydrostatic pressure or soil erosion.

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Have a Foundation or Waterproofing Problem in Chicagoland?

From foundation problems to basement waterproofing, we can handle a number of foundation repair issues. Browse our solutions below:

SIGNS YOU NEED FOUNDATION REPAIR

Cracks in Chimney or Chimney Pulling Away from Home

A chimney pulling away from your home (typically the gap between the two gets larger the higher you look) or the bricks in your chimney cracking or separating can be signs of a structural foundation problem, and that you need foundation repair. See our solution. 

Cracks in Brick Fascia

Exterior brickwork is not supposed to crack. If your brickwork exterior cracks or if it has in the past and the foundation repairs have not worked, a structural foundation problem may be the cause. See our solution. 

Bowing Walls

If your basement walls are bowing inward this is typically a sign of hydrostatic pressure expanding the clay on the exterior of the wall and applying more force than the wall was designed to hold. See our solution.

Windows Not Working Properly

If your windows are sticking or have shifted and won't open at all, the foundation under them may have sunken, and sunken foundations need repair. See our solution. 

Cracks in Floor

A basement floor is designed to sit on the top of the spread footing. If the footing moves downward, in many cases the floor goes with it, resulting in visible cracks. See our solution. 

Cracks in Drywall Adjacent to Doors and Windows

When foundations sink, everything above them sinks as well. Since drywall cannot bend, it cracks. See our solution. 

Cracks in Foundation Walls

Cracks in concrete or block foundations may be the result of the foundation moving downward or inward. See our solution. 

Doors not Working Properly

Doors adjacent to (or above) moving foundation walls will frequently become either very difficult to open or will swing open on their own, becoming difficult to latch. See our solution.   

Cracks in Block Foundation

Without a firm, structurally sound foundation, your home has no support. See our solution. 

Basement Floors that Aren't Level

A basement floor is designed to sit on the top of the spread footing. If the footing moves down, the floor may go down with it, resulting in concrete settlement. Your foundation is too important to your home for it to be in ill repair. See our solution.

Sloping Floors Above a Basement or Crawl and Gaps Under Walls

If the structural support system underneath an interior wall or floor begins to fail, gaps under the walls or floors may slope, showing that foundation repair is vitally necessary. See our solution.

Contact Us Today

Don't let your home fall victim to these common problems. When you need foundation repair in the Chicagoland area, contact the Atlas Restoration experts at 847-994-2526 to schedule a consultation.