What does a faulty foundation look like? Exterior cracks that are large and have a zig-zag pattern may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the foundation. Brick cracks or bricks that are protruding from the wall should be checked.
Does foundation need to be exposed? Most foundations have a 6-inch exposure after grading is completed. Let’s take a look below at more specifics regarding your home’s foundation and yard grading.
How do you tell if there is a crack in your foundation?
- Stair-step cracks.
- Cracks on foundation slabs or beams.
- Vertical cracks that are wide at the bottom or top.
- Cracks measuring 1/8″ in width.
When should you walk away from foundation issues? The most glaring issue has to deal with the foundation. When to walk away from foundation issues? Horizontal or diagonal cracks measuring more than 1/4 of an inch is a good reason to walk away.