SOURCE: The Crack Team

May 23, 2006 09:30 ET

The Crack Team Foundation Repair Specialists Expands With Grand Opening of Pittsburgh Location

Foundation Cracks a Common Problem for Homeowners

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- The Crack Team, foundation repair specialists, announces the grand opening of its Pittsburgh office, the second in Pennsylvania. The company, based in St. Louis with locations nationwide, is now in its 21st year in business. The Crack Team specializes in fixing foundation cracks with a permanent, cost-effective solution using its proprietary injection-system treatment. Shadyside resident Ted Curran runs the location serving Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland and Washington Counties in PA. The Fogelsville, PA location serves the entire Lehigh Valley area.

Few home-related problems trigger as much alarm as discovering a basement crack. Homeowners see a crack and envision the various dreadful consequences -- the worry and expense of shoring up a falling foundation, or the many aggravations of a soggy wet basement: hours of cleaning, carpet replacement and floor refinishing, repainting walls, and waterlogged furniture and keepsakes. Then they tally the dizzying cost of renovation. A wet basement is every homeowner's nightmare.

Homeowners don't realize that a cracked foundation is a common problem. In most cases, a crack in a poured-concrete foundation does not indicate structural problems. Still, it is the source of leakage that can cause a wet basement.

The problem is inherent in poured-concrete foundations. A crack is not due to improper building practices or other construction-related activity. Instead, over time, the concrete naturally shrinks or shifts, causing cracks in new and old homes alike. Nevertheless, many homeowners are frantic when calling The Crack Team after finding a crack, leaky or not.

The Crack Team repair is a cost-effective and minimally disruptive process. It takes approximately one hour to fill one foundation crack, and the average cost of a Crack Team repair is in the hundreds of dollars, as opposed to thousands charged by other companies. Work carries the fully-transferable Life-of-Structure "Happy Crack Guarantee."

"Homeowners, Realtors and inspectors have trusted The Crack Team for two decades," says Curran. "I look forward to providing the same service to Pittsburgh residents." For a free estimate in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland and Washington Counties in PA, contact Ted Curran at (412) 731-2505 or 866-CRACK-TEAM. In Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh Montgomery, Schuykill, and Northampton Counties in PA and Mercer, Hunterdon and Warren Counties in NJ, please contact Jeff Hauck at (610) 285-2888. For more information about The Crack Team or company mascot Mr. Happy Crack, contact Cary Goldwasser at 866-HAPPY-CRACK or visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Cary Goldwasser
    The Crack Team

    The Crack Team
    Corporate Offices
    11694 Lackland Rd
    Saint Louis, MO 63146