Concrete and masonry surfaces will eventually crack over time due to age, foundation settlement, erosion, or water runoff. Regardless of the cause of the problem, you need to act fast to get the crack taken care of before it starts to let water into your home where it can cause a lot of serious damage to your basement or crawl space.
Concrete surfaces will naturally age and become weak or brittle over time. When this happens, cracks can form, and masonry surfaces can start to break down. This may lead to water seepage, and this could lead to a wet basement or crawl space. These cracks can be fixed with polyurethane injection resins, and afterward, they will be sealed off so that no moisture will be able to get inside in the future. We can take care of hairline cracks, horizontal cracks, vertical cracks, and all types of cracks in between.
Solution – Polyurethane Injection
While other concrete companies may make use of slurry injections to fix walls or stop the flow of water into your basement, we feel that polyurethane injection is much more effective. It’s an efficient, quick process, and it’s much more affordable than replacing the entire concrete slab. The injection technique is able to lift the sunken slab back up to where it should be, and fills the crack from the earth to the surface of the concrete. This technique has proven time and time again to be one of the best solutions for fixing cracks since it’s less time consuming, less expensive, and less intrusive than replacement.
Below are the steps involved with this injection technique.
1. Holes are drilled in the cement
2. Polymer resin or grout is pumped into the holes to fill the voids
3. Holes in the slab are patched over
This technique can be used on: pool decks, patios, porches, driveways, garage floors, sidewalks, and more. We use only the best of the best when it comes to polyurethane resins and grouting materials. They expand to more than 20 times their original volume, and this is perfect for filling voids under the concrete and providing a flexible, water-tight seal that no water will be able to seep through.
Surface Sealing Cracks
If you have noticed wall or floor cracks in your home, we can treat them with prime resins. Typically, sealing surface cracks is done as part of a procedure to inject epoxy injection resins. However, sometimes all that is needed is a surface seal for the crack. A concrete expert from our team will need to come to your home to inspect the situation to determine what will be the best repair technique. If the crack is already starting to let seepage inside, it will be wet, and epoxy will not stick to this kind of crack. When this happens, we will need to make use of a Prime Plug hydraulic cement material that will be able to stop the flow of water into your basement or crawl space. There are a few different materials and solutions available for sealing surface cracks, and our team at Level It will be able to help.