Cracks in concrete walls are a common issue that can be caused by a variety of factors. They can be caused by inadequate preparation of the surface before applying the concrete, insufficient curing, exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity, and exposure to certain chemicals.
Cracks can also be caused by excessive vibration, expansive soils, and seismic activity.
To prevent cracks in concrete walls, it is important to ensure proper surface preparation, proper curing, and to use appropriate concrete mixtures and additives. It is also important to ensure that concrete walls are adequately reinforced and that any potential vibration sources are identified and minimized.
Finally, it is important to design concrete walls to be able to withstand any potential seismic or expansive soil activity.
If you have any concerns about cracks in your concrete wall, please contact the BC Foundations today