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Foundation Crack Repair
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The Importance Of Foundation Wall And Crack Repair
Every good home or business is set on a good foundation. Having proper support from the ground up is the most important part of your structure.
Settlement cracks are never a good sign, left unchecked they can lead to a range of additional hazards. If unaddressed, a minor crack in foundation walls can develop into something that will require much additional work.
If you’ve noticed a crack in foundation walls, or experience any of the warning signs of structural damage, contact us today. To get help fast, please call our team of foundation crack repair specialists. We’d be happy to offer our expertise and provide a free estimate at no cost to you!
If you have horizontal or vertical cracks in your basement walls, it is a sign of big trouble or trouble to come. These cracks are caused by shifting foundations or hydrostatic pressure on the walls. Vertical racks can be repaired relatively simply to prevent water leaking through, horizontal cracks can mean major problems and may require a structural engineer.
Where To Repair The Crack?
Crack repair is either performed from the inside or outside of the wall. Repair from the outside involves digging down to below the bottom of the crack, and sealing the outside of the wall with hydrolic cement and coating the area with a high pressure membrane. This is usually done in conjunction with connection to an existing interior french drain.
The hole is back-filled with gravel to allow the water to move down the wall and into the french drain quicker, alleviating the pressure on the wall. This method is very effective however, it depends on existing or new french drains (which can drive up cost).
The interior method is more cost effective and involves opening the crack at the surface, creating a “v” groove and drilling multiple holes in the crack. Special injection pins are inserted where we can fill the wall with an epoxy resin to fill the block and crack from the outside, preventing undue pressure on the final sealant. Once cured, the epoxy is coated with a layer of hydraulic cement giving you a strong, water-tight seal.
Sump Pump Gurus are your local crack repair specialist. We come to fix your problem, and protect your home.
If your basement or foundation wall is showing any of these warning signs, give us a call.
- Thick cracks developed at a 45-degree angle
- Your doors and windows are no longer opening correctly
- You often have a damp basement or it floods often
- Termites are present or you see pest damage
For a free estimate, please call or contact us via our website. We’re happy to offer obligation-free consultations on whether or not our services are needed for your home or commercial building.