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Foundation Cracks: When to DIY and When to Call in the Pros at Advanced Systems

Foundation cracks are a common concern for homeowners, and it’s natural to wonder whether it’s a problem you can tackle yourself or if it requires the expertise of professionals. In this guide, we’ll explore the different types of foundation cracks, their potential implications, and when it’s best to roll up your sleeves or call in the experts at Advanced Systems of NE Kansas.

Understanding the Types of Foundation Cracks:

Hairline Cracks: DIY Territory

Hairline cracks are often caused by normal settling and are usually harmless. Learn how to monitor and repair these small cracks with simple, at-home solutions.

Vertical Cracks: Seek Professional Advice

Vertical cracks can indicate more serious issues, such as foundation settlement. Discover when it’s crucial to bring in Advanced Systems for a thorough inspection.

Diagonal Cracks: Warning Signs

Diagonal cracks may suggest soil pressure or structural issues. We’ll discuss when it’s time to stop DIY attempts and consult with the experts.

Assessing DIY Risks:

Common DIY Mistakes: What to Avoid

Understand the pitfalls of attempting major foundation repairs without professional guidance. Learn from the experiences of homeowners who took the DIY route but ended up facing more significant problems.

DIY vs. Professional Costs: The Long-Term Perspective

Weigh the short-term savings of a DIY approach against potential long-term expenses. Advanced Systems can provide insights into cost-effective, professional solutions.

The Advanced Systems Approach:

Why Consult Advanced Systems for Foundation Cracks: A Comprehensive Inspection

Explore the benefits of having an Advanced Systems expert assess your foundation. Learn how our detailed inspections can uncover hidden issues and prevent future problems.

Innovative Solutions: The Stratos Pier® System

Introduce readers to Advanced Systems’ advanced technology for foundation repair. Showcase the effectiveness of the Stratos Pier® System and why it’s a game-changer.


Foundation cracks demand attention, but knowing when to DIY and when to call in the pros is crucial. While some minor cracks may be manageable with DIY solutions, others signal deeper problems that require the expertise of Advanced Systems of NE Kansas. Trust in our years of experience, cutting-edge technology, and commitment to providing lasting solutions for your home’s foundation. If in doubt, consult with our professionals for a thorough inspection and personalized guidance. Your home deserves the best care, and Advanced Systems is here to deliver.