28 Jul 2014

 

Are you dealing with a wet basement? Homeowners encounter leaky foundations very commonly, so you’re not alone. The problem of foundation damage is one that most savvy homeowners can identify, but it’s a complex problem that often requires careful examination and a good deal of technical expertise.

We’ve noticed that a common answer to the problem of foundation cracks is to use a stabilizing injection. Many sources recommend D.I.Y. epoxy or polyurethane crack injection as a complete and cost-effective solution. While it may be inexpensive, crack injection is rarely the most effective way of repairing a faulty foundation. “Quick fixes” like this tend not to pay off in the long run, especially if done improperly—and while Bone-Dry Waterproofing is capable of performing crack injection, we’d rather take a look at the problem and fix it at its source.

After all, crack width, wall thickness, foundation material, position of the crack, and previous repairs are all factors that affect the injection procedure, and these things should be taken into account prior to carrying out the repair. There are also a few different substances used in crack injection, and not all of them are the same. Even if it does turn out that crack injection is a viable option, it should be carried out by a professional who can do so without further compromising the structural integrity of your home.

If you’re considering a D.I.Y. repair or “quick fix,” please research carefully and take a look at our services so that you understand your waterproofing options.