Your basement walls are likely made from concrete materials. When your home was being built, tie rods were used in the concrete to help with keeping it strong and durable. As time passes, the rods can start to age, rust, and crack. This will create holes in your concrete walls, and this makes it much easier for water to seep into this space under your home. This is a common basement waterproofing problem, and a lot of homeowners tend to ignore it because they don't think there is an easy solution to the problem, or they think it's not really that big of a deal.
However, the longer you wait to get this problem taken care of, the worse the damage is going to get. Water will continue to seep into your home and cause damage to the walls, floors, or to anything you have stored in this area. The moisture can leave stains and even contribute to the growth of nasty mold and bacteria which could make your family sick. What's more, when you notice these cracks, letting them go is just going to jeopardize the structural integrity of your entire home.
We make use of a special injection technique with a urethane material to fill these cracks next to your tie rods. The entire process can be finished fairly quickly, based on how many holes need to be filled and sealed. We will begin the process by first cleaning off the concrete that needs to be fixed. This helps to ensure that dirt and debris aren't able to get inside during the repair process and cause problems. Next, we will insert the urethane material into the cracks and fill them up from the back of the hole to the surface of the wall. We will leave the material to sit and cure. Once it is dry, you will be able to paint over it or finish the wall in whatever way you would like. The materials we use will be able to seal the crack, and this means that you never have to worry about seepage and the serious damage it can cause.
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