Internal wall cracks
When internal wall cracks appear in and around your home, it can be easy to panic about the structural integrity of your home. But with help from Geobear, we’ll be able to inspect and identify any possible reasons and causes for the appearance of any cracks in internal walls of your house.
But what causes cracks to form in interior walls, what do they look like and what should you do if you spot any interior wall subsidence cracks in internal walls?
What causes cracks in internal walls of a house?
There are a number of different reasons for why internal wall cracks might form throughout your home. From faulty taping and water leaks to structural issues and a vacant house, there could be a number of causes for why cracks will present themselves on interior walls and we’ve listed some of those causes below for you.
Faulty taping of drywall panels
When drywall panels are installed, the adjoining seams are filled in and subsequently covered with a paper tape. If the tape doesn’t have enough filler to stick to properly, then it can start to peel away from the wall. Once this happens, a fine internal wall crack will begin to form but this is only because the tape would have started to lift.
This problem is very easily rectified with the help of household glue, but you won’t have to worry about any major structural problems in and around your property, especially if fine, thin cracks appear on stud walls.
A leak could have sprung somewhere in the property
Water can make its way into your home extremely easily, mainly through windows, doors or even the roof. Improperly sealed window and door frames can let in water, but then old, leaking drains can also be the reason for excess water coming into your home.
If this water reaches or runs down a stud or plastered wall, then it could end up saturating the wall with moisture. When this happens, the plaster will soften and begin to deteriorate which will also enable internal wall cracks to form. These hairline cracks will also be accompanied by yellow or brown stains and it could feel damp to the touch.
Make sure you find the source of the leak to avoid the plaster deteriorating even further as the damage could end up worsening considerably, possibly to the point where the wall needs replacing or replastering.
Your property has been left vacant for a considerable amount of time
Buildings that sit unoccupied for months at a time are much more prone to developing internal wall cracks and also cracks in ceilings. This is mainly down to the fact that in that time, the house hasn’t been climate-controlled as it normally would have been had someone been using the property.
A fluctuation in humidity and even temperature levels can cause the expansion and contraction of door frames, stud walls and even window frames, which can result in cracking over time.
These hairline cracks can be easily filled, sanded and repainted, but if you’d like to know more about how the cracks came about, hire a professional, such as Geobear, to identify any structural changes and assess the structural integrity of the house in question, simply for your peace of mind.
Subsidence can cause internal cracks to appear
Subsidence is often every homeowners’ worst nightmare as it can cause a number of cracks to appear, internally as well as externally. It can also cause doors and windows to become jammed – another identifying factor. If this is something you have come to notice, then call on the experts here at Geobear to inspect and rectify your subsidence problem.
Geobear offers an innovative, highly-effective and long-lasting solution that’ll banish all interior wall subsidence cracks in internal walls for good. Subsidence cracks in internal walls can seem like a scary prospect, but the method we use is guaranteed to rectify the problem at hand so you can feel safe in your home once again.
There are a number of different causes of subsidence and understanding what they might be when it comes to your individual situation will help to ensure the problem doesn’t reoccur further down the line. Therefore, our specialists will meticulously inspect your home to pinpoint exactly what that cause might be and then offer the right solution accordingly.
What do subsidence cracks in internal walls look like?
Internal wall cracks that have been caused by subsidence are often diagonal and will appear suddenly on interior walls. Depending on the severity of the crack, it’ll be mirrored on the external wall at the same location.
Subsidence cracks in internal walls are generally thicker than a hairline crack, but if you’ve spotted fine cracks along with any other signs of subsidence, then it’s important you get an expert in to help you determine whether or not it’s anything to worry about.
Should you worry when you spot interior wall subsidence cracks in internal walls?
Internal wall cracks are often one of the very first signs of subsidence. Where most hairline cracks are nothing to worry about, anything bigger than this should be inspected, just in case. Often, subsidence cracks in internal walls will be accompanied by other warning signs, such as:
- Jammed or misaligned windows and doors
- Sinking or sloping floors
- Unusual puddle formations around the exterior of the property
- Skirting boards coming away from the wall
If you do suspect that your home is succumbing to subsidence, then be sure to contact a skilled professional in the field to help confirm or deny that subsidence is at the root of the problem. Here at Geobear, our expert, knowledgeable team will be able to provide you with such a service as well as present you with a unique, eco-friendly solution that’s guaranteed to stand the test of time.
When Geobear is on hand to help, you won’t have to worry about internal wall cracks in and around your home, because we’ve got you covered.
Why choose Geobear to rectify internal wall cracks?
Here at Geobear, we’re proud to offer our clients ground-breaking subsidence solutions that are extremely effective and will last for many years to come. Our innovative resin injection technology is also eco-friendly, so you can always count on us to deliver an exceptional service whilst also keeping our carbon footprint to an absolute minimum.
No matter how big or small your home might be, we’ll be able to provide you with a reliable solution, ensuring you feel safe in and around your property once again. In order to do this, our team of skilled, highly-experienced engineers and technicians will:
- Visit your home at a time to suit you
- Assess the damage that has been done
- Meticulously inspect the property to find a cause
- Establish an underpinning approach that’ll cater for your individual situation
- Create a unique plan that will be location-specific to your property
Our geopolymer resin injection method is completely non-disruptive, so you won’t have to move out of your home for us to carry out our work, unlike with more conventional methods of underpinning.
We will firstly start by injecting the resin into small holes that will be made in the ground and from there, the material will begin to flow down into the affected areas, underground, expanding as it goes along. This will ensure that all of the gaps present underground will be filled, causing soil in weaker areas to become compacted. Once the resin has set, the ground will be stable once again, all without any excavation work needed.
Once our work has been completed, you’ll notice those cracks will start to disappear and doors and windows that were once jammed can be opened and closed with absolute ease. As well as being eco-friendly, non-disruptive and exceptionally long-lasting, this geopolymer resin injection method is also:
A fast-acting solution, with some jobs being completed in just one day (depending on circumstances)
Highly-adaptable, with the capability to support uneven slabs and even repair damage that has occurred over a considerable amount of time
Easy to control at all times due to the complete lack of hydraulic pressure being needed
Architecturally-friendly as this method won’t cause any damage to your property or any other buildings that might be nearby
If you would like more information about the subsidence solutions Geobear have to offer, or if you’d like to book a slot for us to come and inspect your home, get in touch with a member of our friendly, professional team today – we’re always on hand to help.