Foundation Wall Cracks
Cracks in your basement wall do not look like they could be a sign of a serious problem and often go unnoticed. Until they start letting water seep into your home - which is what commonly happens if they are not repaired. Foundation cracks can be in a stair-step, horizontal, or vertical pattern often caused be settlement of your home, concrete shrinkage, or from hydrostatic pressure being applied to the walls. In some instances a crack could be an indicator of an even more serious structural problem. If there are water stains on your walls and floor the cracks have started to seep, and need to be repaired immediately.
Liquid Urethane Injection
To prevent a basement wall leak and to stop the problem from getting worse, our waterproofers will make use of a liquid urethane material. First, the surface of the crack will be cleaned off so that dirt and debris doesn't get into it during the repair process. Next, the urethane material will be injected into the opening from the dirt to the surface. This will permanently seal the crack so that it never lets water seep inside. Once dry, the material can be painted over to match with the rest of your basement environment.