Cause elimination of damages to foundations and walls

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Here's what Uretek does with cracks

If you turn a blind eye to cracks in the walls of your building, you may miss the warning signs of serious and non-stopping damage

         Cracks on the walls are common in buildings since the construction of the first house of mankind. Although some damage is not worth worrying about, others may indicate subsidence or damage to the foundation and, as a result, the walls. If you do not fix the problem cracks in the structures, damage to the foundation can quickly devalue your property and lead to unsafe conditions.

When do cracks in walls indicate a serious problem?

Large cracks (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) may indicate weak points in the foundation or soil underneath of your property, as well as:

- One side of the wall is higher than the other
- Doors and windows no longer close easily or are skewed
- Cracks are either wider than 1 mm or they are encreasing over time
- Problem cracks usually start on Windows, doorways, or corners of a building.

            However, if you find small hairline cracks, but they (which is important) do not have tendency to encrease, then most likely these are cracks on the decorative layer and are not worth the worry. They can be planned budgeted and easily repaired without consequences for the entire building. However, in any case, you should consult with a civil engineer, or better yet, with a survey engineer.

What causes cracks to develop on the walls?

           Large cracks may appear due to the fact that the foundation of the object has lost its structure and strength, resulting in all or part of your structure subsides. This is usually because the density of the soil under the settled part of your real estate is too small. It is also very important to understand what part subsiding. People often intuitively draw the wrong conclusions about this. The second important cause of cracks is incorrect stress distributions in structures. For example, non-compliance with standards in design or construction and incorrect location of deformation joints in structures (or their absence at all). Well, in our practice on the Russian market, a common case is incorrectly erected roof.

How do I fix cracks in the wall?

           First, consult a survey engineer (also known as a designer) to assess the cause of the crack and recommend a solution, and then contact a Uretek expert (usually a geotechnical engineer). The best long-term solution for repairing large cracks is to lift the structures to the design position and then strengthen them with reinforcement. That is, re-strengthen the load-bearing nodes of your building. This complex process is called by one term "strengthening" and often confuses owners, because it is a two-stage process. As the structure re-levels to the design marks, the cracks may close or decrease (then the walls are sewn together with spiral reinforcement and finished). Windows and doors also tend to start working properly again.

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The formation of cracks in the foundation and walls can be caused by the following factors:

  • Poorly compacted soil
  • Extra loads
  • Breakdowns and accidents of engineering communications
  • Regular moisture and temperature fluctuations
  • Construction or pile work nearby
  • Structural differences between foundations within the same building
  • Impact of regular vibrations
  • Biological processes in the soil
  • Heterogeneous layers in soil under one building

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  • What caused cracks or displacement of structures?
  • Does it make sense to wait for improvements or changes, and what?
  • Is it possible to do cosmetic repairs and for how long?
  • What happens if you do nothing and in what time frame?
  • Will and what specific "shop-or-do-it-yourself" solutions help?
  • Will the "familiar foreman" be able to resolve the issue?
  • Is it possible and how to slow down or stop the process of destruction?
  • Is it possible to return everything as it was? What are the options?
  • When is it better and cheaper to start solving? Is it possible not right away?
  • How much does it cost to resolve the issue and what are the conditions for implementation?
  • What can be done for X rubles?
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Technological excessive subsidence of a building columns

Stopping subsidence and increasing the load-bearing capacity of the pile foundation

In a residential building, a floor slab sank after a pipe burst

Reinforcement of base soils and re-leveling of floor slab

Erection of a new curtain wall on the existing foundation

Strengthening and sloughing of soils of the base of the foundation

Cracks on load-bearing walls, incl. on window and doorways

Reinforcement of foundation soils, filling of voids

Weak watered soils and unsuccessful attempt to stabilize

Reinforcement of soils at the base of slab foundations

Cracks on the inner sides of the walls of the basement room

Strengthening and consolidation of soils of the base of foundations

Local floor subsidence

Reinforcement of base soils and leveling of the floor slab

Tank bottom subsidence

Reinforcement and leveling of the steel bottom

Deformations and cracks of supporting structures

Reinforcement of soils of foundations

Internal load-bearing columns have undergone settlement

Stopping uneven settlement of column foundations

Draft of the structure with non-standard heel

Aligning the tank structure

Eroding the foundation of the supporting columns

Strengthening the foundation foundation without disrupting the entire project schedule

Strengthening the foundation soil and stabilizing the foundation

Strengthening the foundation soil and stabilizing the foundation

Negative effects of dynamic loads on foundations and floor slabs

Reinforcement of foundation soils and leveling of foundations and floors

Erosion under the floor and foundations

Stabilizing piles and leveling the foundation slab

Re-leveling of industrial structures

Alignment in the plane of structures of foundations and equipment

Washing out some of the soil and damage to floor slabs

Reinforcement and local leveling of floor slabs

Reinforcement of foundation soils and stabilization of the foundation

Reinforcement of foundation soils and stabilization of the foundation

Uneven settlement of a building after a pipe break

Strengthening the soils of the base of the strip foundation

Draft of one of the corners of the building

Raising and leveling the foundation slab in the horizon

Ragged horizontal cracks began to appear and develop

Reinforcement of foundation soils and filling of voids

Insufficient bearing capacity of base soils

Reinforcement of base soils and leveling of the floor slab

The room sagged due to a weak soil base

Strengthening the base and leveling sagging structures

The back of the house began to sag. Cracks appeared on the walls and ceiling

Strengthening and lifting load-bearing structures quickly and safely

Lack of bearing capacity of the base

Securing soils under floors in places where racks are installed

A void has formed under the foundation slab

Reconstruction of the foundation slab support

The method of reinforcement proposed by the prescription did not suit the customer

Strengthening the base and vertical lifting of sagging structures

Uneven settlement of the floor slab and the foundation of the landing stage

Leveling the floor slab and lifting sagging foundation elements

Soil leaching and significant settlement of floors and foundations

Reinforcement of soils of the base of foundations, lifting and leveling the floor slab

Cracks in the walls with development in time

Reinforcement of foundation soils and lifting of structures

Some of the column foundations have undergone uneven settlement

Stopping uneven settlement of column foundations

Cracks in load-bearing walls

Repair and restoration work with soil and bearing structures

Deformations of barbecue area structures

Filling and leveling the foundation

Uneven settlement of load-bearing columns

Stopping sedimentary processes

Uneven settlement of foundations with deformations

Reinforcement of the foundation soils, recommendations for drainage are given

Progressive uneven settlement of the foundation with a heel

Strengthening the foundation soil and leveling the building

Insufficient bearing capacity of watered base soils

Increasing the bearing capacity of the base and foundations

Excessive uneven settlement of foundations

Reinforcement of the foundation and lifting of settled foundations

Drawdown of road maps of the ring road

Aligning the plane of the road while maintaining the "slope"

Local subsidence of the floor of the room

Reinforcement of base soils and leveling of the floor slab

Sagging corner of the house and a crack along the body of the foundation

Deformation stabilization

A void has formed under the foundation slab

Recreating the support of the foundation slab on the base

Building roll problem

Reinforcement of the base and alignment of the roll

Uneven draft on average 45 mm

Compaction of the base and return of structures to their previous level

Unstable foundation and settlement of load-bearing structures

Stopping the processes of settling foundations

Deformation of crane runways of the Crane-Stacker

Alignment of crane rails

Leakage of the retaining wall of the entrance to the underground garage

Compaction of soils and plugging of leaks in the retaining wall structure

Deflection of the floor slab and the appearance of cracks on load-bearing walls

Reinforcement, filling and leveling of floor slabs

Defects in overhead structures from frost heaving in soils

Strengthening the base soils with the elimination of heaving properties

Subsidence of the slab and the appearance of a longitudinal crack

Compaction of the soil with filling the gap under the slab

Uneven house draft during renovation

Providing support for foundations with alignment of structures

The foundation has settled with deformations reflected on the floor slabs

Stopping the processes of settling foundations and leveling the working surface of the floor slabs

Uneven settlement of foundations with cracking

Soil hardening at the base of foundations

Cracks in load-bearing walls both inside and outside the house

The load-bearing structures have been reinforced and raised to a predetermined level

Instability of floor slabs and local subsidence

Stabilization of base soils and leveling of floor slabs

Deformations in the masonry at the outer wall section

Strengthening the soil at the base of the foundation with its rise

Floor subsidence occurred inside the warehouse

Restoration of the design levels of the floor and shelving in the premises

Deformations and settlements of asphalt concrete pavement

Reinforcement of foundation soils to a depth of - 5.5m

Uneven settling of the floor slab

Stabilization and lifting of reinforced concrete floor slabs

Cracks in load-bearing walls and foundations

The base and foundations have been improved and strengthened

Deformation of reinforced concrete floor slabs under new equipment

Restoration of the bearing capacity of reinforced concrete floor slabs in places of deformation

Deformations in supporting structures

Soil stabilization of foundations

Uneven subsidence of the floor and the formation of voids under it

Restoration of the design level of the floor

The surface of the concrete highway began to crack and collapse

Filling of voids under slabs, restoration of bituminous insulation

Sagging corner and crack in the outer cladding

Consolidation and strengthening of soil at the base of foundations

Building faсade subsidence

Strengthening foundations and stopping subsidence of a part of the building

Deformations of the coating of some areas of the courts

Filling voids and leveling floor structures

Wall cracks and foundation subsidence

The base of the foundation is reinforced up to 10 times

Uneven draft and roll of buildings

Buildings have been re-aligned within tolerance

Subsoil does not have sufficient bearing capacity

Compaction and stabilization of foundation soils

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