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Foundation Repairs

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.

Common Issues

Here are some common reasons why foundations may crack.

  1. Cracks in solid poured concrete: This is a common repair issue. The Crack Doctor has a permanent repair for foundation cracks which can be performed from either inside or outside. Our repair fills the full thickness of the foundation wall from one side to the other with a permanently flexible waterproof resin which is injected at the center thickness of the crack at over one thousand lbs pressure. Our repair is permanent and carries a lifetime transferable warranty to never leak again, or we will fix it for free.
  2. Drainage Issues: Drainage problems can involve weeping tile or drain tile, window wells, sump pumps, French Drains, Subfloor drainage systems or yard drainage. Foundation drainage systems can be replaced or installed from either outside or inside. However, yard drainage is always performed from outside.
  3. Leaking walls: Walls made of cinder block, construction block, stone, rubble or poured concrete can all leak. Waterproof membranes are used to protect whole walls or foundations from water infiltration. These membranes often rely on a drainage system and can also be installed from either outside or inside.
  4. Structural Repairs: Small reinforcement repairs can be performed using carbon fiber, epoxy, helical piers or small sections of foundation replacement. Larger structural failures often require full wall or foundation replacement. These repairs can also be performed from either outside or inside.

Outside Foundation Crack Repairs

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.

Inside Foundation Repairs

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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IQ Testimonials

I wanted to send you a quick note to say how pleased I was with the work that was done on my foundation wall. Your quick response to my leaking wall was greatly appreciated. The technician was courteous and professional, and thoroughly explained the process he was going to perform to fix the crack. I originally thought it was just a leaking tie hole, but he pointed out the crack to me and proceeded to fix it. Thank you again for your efforts.
David