Virginia Foundation Solutions
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What Do Foundation Cracks Look Like And What To Do When You Find Them

Foundation cracks can produce anxiety in even the most easy-going homeowner. If you’ve found a crack in your foundation wall, can you wait to address it? Or do you need an expensive foundation repair job? To be sure, some cracking in your foundation is normal and occurs due to settling over time. But not all foundation cracks are the same, as some require more prompt attention. Below is a brief overview of common signs you need a foundation repair. This will describe different types of foundation cracks and what to do when you spot them.

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What Cracks Are Warning Signs?

Some cracks point to underlying foundation trouble. If you see these types of cracks in your home, you will want to contact a foundation expert as soon as possible.

Horizontal cracks frequently occur in foundations.

Diagonal cracks may show up around window or door frames.

Stair-Step cracks in concrete blocks and brick foundations

What Cracks Do You Keep an Eye On?

The presence of the following cracks in walls and foundations doesn’t necessarily mean you have foundation trouble. You do, however, need to monitor them closely. If you see that they are growing, you will want to contact a professional for an inspection.

Hairline Cracks are smaller cracks that may appear due to natural settling.

Vertical Cracks run nearly straight up and down on walls.


What Do I Do?

Reach out to a professional company right away if you see any of the more severe cracks or signs you need a foundation repair. These cracks are warning signs of serious foundation problems, which may impact the structural integrity of your home. Underlying issues should get repaired in a timely fashion to protect your home and loved ones.

For wall and foundation cracks that don’t need immediate action, measure both width and length to get a baseline of their size. You will want to monitor them for growth. We also strongly recommend repairing the cracks to prevent further damage and continuing to watch out for signs that you need a foundation repair service.

If you need any kind of crack inspected, or if you’re curious about our foundation repair and waterproofing solutions, call Virginia Foundation Solutions today!

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Quality materials and workmanship. Matt answered all our questions, even after hours, and Miguel and his crew were efficient and resolved all issues immediately. A very satisfied customer.


Professional and courteous at all time. Crew was on site for 4 days in terrible weather and never missed a beat. Kept us informed, did what they planned and kept the areas near and clean. A really great crew.

Hal Luebke

VFS crew did a wonderful job. They worked effectively together to complete our project. They used care in making sure our lawn was not ruined and they cleaned up their work area when completed.

Mary Routten

Work was completed as promised. Purple crew was prompt, professional, and considerate of our home. Zero complaints

S House

I highly recommend this company. They had the best price, quality work and it was completed on time, which is rare these days. It’s not easy so I commend the crew on their hard work!

Donald Marx

Everything looks GREAT and the finished crawlspace was better than we expected. The RED crew did a great job and left the entire worksite cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Mike Shaffer

We recently used VFS to install an interior french drain and sump pump in our finished lower level. The "purple crew" was assigned to our job and they were fabulous!!! They were timely, neat, respectful and hardworking. We are very happy with the job they did.

Howard Bloom

The yellow crew (Willy, Marco, Oscar, and Patrick) were VERY professional and hard working. They kept us informed every step of the way. The clean up at end of the workday was exceptional. The best part is my foundation is fixed and our crawlspace is the cleanest crawlspace I have ever seen.

Scott Withdrew

The workers were very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They left the crawlspace with reinforced support beams. A supervisor checked their work in the afternoon.

Rick Ruscak

VFS did a great job on our house’s foundation in double quick time and when they left our yard was cleaner and tidier than it was when they came! Thank you all. The masonry team also did a wonderful job. The damaged brickwork looks as good as new. Well done!

Alan Stephenson

Newport News


We loved working with this company. All of the workers were friendly and helpful. They were very particular about their work and showed professionalism and organization. They did a great job; we are so thankful for their help.

Daphne Jonas



Professional and kind staff, started on time, finished on time, good clean up, and next best bid was 40% higher using same materials. Highly recommend!

Ron Bianchi



VFS was on time, clean, polite and thorough with good workmanship.

Lois Horton

Newport News


Great customer service. Fantastic work under the house along with follow through to ensure everything was complete. Our Moisture and Termite inspector said it was the best "under house" inspection he'd done!

Larry Bianchi

Virginia Beach