Stair Step Crack

Wall Cracks | Atlanta, GA | StablWall

What is a stair step crack?

Stair-step cracks are diagonal cracks that occur in concrete block and brick foundations. The crack starts along a joint or near the end of the wall and climbs up or down. Most foundations are designed to handle the pressure of water and soil, but when they fail, you can depend on StablWall to stop the crack in steps.


What Causes Stair-Step Cracks?

The cause often boils down to moisture issues, or excessive pressure on a certain part of the wall. This could be caused by gutter issues, or some type of fault in your drainage system. Therefore, moisture is not traveling away from your home’s foundation as it should. It is important to correct the source of the problem prior to installing StablWall.