Cracks in Mortar

The Symptoms:

Cracks that appear along mortar joints or stair-stepping cracks that are present in the corners around windows and doors are a sign of foundation settlement. If the cracks widen on one side or the other, this is typically an indication of foundation settlement.

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The Causes:

There are various causes of mortar walls cracks. Some common ones include:

  • Climate Change-Hotter and colder temperatures can cause the soil to shrink or expand
  • Soil Shifting
  • Deterioration of Building Materials

If you notice substantial cracks in your brick walls, it’s important to call in the professionals to assess the damage! Call the professionals at IWP for all your cracked brick repair needs in Wichita, KS.

Do I Need To Fix This?

In these situations, it is best to have the cracks in mortar looked at further by a trained professional. Small cracks that are less than 1/8” typically have little or no effect on the structural integrity of the wall. Larger cracks, and wider cracks may require attention. A single mortar crack, or a series of mortar cracks may be an indication of a larger issue with a compromised foundation.

Our Solution:

The solution is to support the foundation below the active soil layer by installing ECP Push Piers or ECP Helical Piles. The piers or piles will act to secure the home’s foundation in stable soils unaffected by the overabundance of water, or the lack of it. Our professionals will install ECP foundation brackets and piers to support your foundation and restore the structural integrity of the home. If you’re ready to get started on your home foundation project, give us a call today for a free quote!