Basement & Foundation Wall Cracks
Greater Des Moines & Cedar Rapids IA and Omaha & Lincoln NE Crack Repair Experts
Cracks from your basement or foundation wall is a serious issue that has presented itself as a warning of much larger problems. Derived from settling foundations and/or bowing of the concrete, cracks and fractures are created at the highest pressurized areas. With shifts of the concrete comes unstable weight distribution which will cause cracking. Other instances can occur where side A of the home is slightly unlevel with side B, and cracks are created from splitting and breaking of the foundation from uneven areas.
Other circumstance are water and soil related, where hydrostatic pressure is pushing upon the concrete causing a bowed wall. Early signs of this problem will be wall cracks and possibly leaks seeping through the openings. This is a warning sign of further damages if left unchecked.
Solutions & Repairs for Wall Cracks
Since cracks are caused by structural issues, the solution would be to first assess the core problem and perform the necessary repair. While still visible the damaged and cracked areas will stop progressing and we can then provide a sealant to finish the project.
Products Used for This Repair: Foundation Wall Crack Urethane Injection
We use a liquid urethane material to prevent future basement wall leaks. First, the surface of the crack will be cleaned off so that dirt and debris don't get into it during the repair process. Next, the urethane material is injected into the opening, permanently sealing the crack. Once dry, you can paint over the repaired crack to match the rest of your basement interior or exterior finish.