Basement Crack Repair
Cracks on all interior and exterior walls and floors can be easily repaired with the right professional and correct products. The use of varying products will be required for different types of cracks for a longer lasting effect; we recommend the use of water resistant products for all and any cracks. Whether you need a polyurethane seal for those non-structural hairline cracks or epoxy for the more concerning foundation affecting cracks, it is important that you know the various options and correct sealant options. Our professional builders will be happy to help you.
Crack Injections types
Epoxy Injections are made from thermoset plastics that are reactive by two industrial chemical compounds. Epoxy is ideally used in the construction environment and it is known for its adhesion, toughness and chemical resistance. Polyurethane injections are made of plastics derived from the reaction of polyrol and diisocyanates. Both polymer components are organic, and the polymer does not melt when heated and it is also very flexible. These injections are a more cost-effective method of repairing non-moving cracks on concrete slabs, walls and floors, also known as hairline or settlement cracks.
Epoxy typically takes about five hours to cure, depending on the length and width of the filled crack. Epoxy is used to repair more advanced cracks that could jeopardize the structural integrity of your walls. Polyurethane injections are ideal for non-structural leaking cracks caused by concrete shrinkage or settlement cracks. Application of both methods acts as a glue to mend cracks on walls and floor surfaces. Epoxy hardens when cured and Polyurethane is low density and is more flexible. Both products, however, provide an accurate repair solution for those unsightly cracks.
Types of Cracking
As previously stated, there are various types of cracks that can be found on your property. Settlement cracks are common and expected; these cracks are caused by minor structural movements. This simply means that your structure is settling into its foundation's bed. These cracks are most commonly found along expansion joints. These cracks are typically narrow and unnoticeable. Don’t be alarmed this cracks do not indicate that you have any structural issues. Than you get those more serious cracks that range from 15mm-25mm and above in size. This will imply a more concerning issue where your foundation integrity is compromised. To prevent more issues, we recommend that you address these cracks right away.
What to know
Once you understand the different types of cracks in your basement and around your house, you will be able to easily identify the seriousness of what you can see. Despite the fact that settlements cracks are not threating to your foundation in any way, we still suggest that you repair them as quickly as possible to avoid further damage, as well as retaining the value of your property. There is no need to vacate your property as we use non-toxic chemicals to patch basement cracks, so your family and pets will not be harmed in any way during the application or curing process. Our qualified team will walk you through the entire process.