Foundation crack repairs may seem like big issues to homeowners, but they are often relieved to discover that repairs are available in many forms. The key is to work with a company that understands what materials and solutions to use, as well as which ones will be more likely to provide lasting results.
Here are some common reasons why foundations may crack.
Some foundation crack repairs must be addressed from the exterior of a property. Outside excavation and waterproofing of a foundation crack can be a permanent repair; however, it is a challenging repair due to the dangerous, destructive nature of excavation and working below-ground.
Foundation crack repairs that are considered to be permanent and successful are those that use multi-membrane repairs. These are installed after excavation, and are tied into the weeping tile drainage system. Another solution is to repair the crack with the high-pressure urethane resin injection system. This type of system uses high-pressure injection fittings that are installed to intersect the crack at the center thickness of the wall. This material expands and fills the crack from the inside-out and remains permanently flexible.
When foundation crack repairs are necessary from the inside of a house, a French drain can be installed. This is a type of internal sub-floor drainage system that covers the leaking crack or wall with a waterproof membrane. The membrane directions water into the ground under the floor, ultimately preventing contact with finishing materials. This avoids mould growth and severe water damage.
As with outside foundation crack repairs, high-pressure urethane resin injection systems can also be utilized to create a permanent waterproof seal.
Want the advice of an expert when it comes to your foundation crack issues? Contact The Crack Doctor at 1-866-788-3288.
HELPFUL TIP: to avoid the temporary crack repairs be sure to stay away from anything that is injected with a caulking gun, any repair material that is not flexible, and band aid repairs.
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