Often times Homeowners find that cracks often lead to water seeping from the exterior of the home into there basements, and other living spaces. At Basement Worx, we have several methods to repair these cracks and stop the water from entering these access points, due to these structural issues.
Crack Repair and Waterproofing
In the Greater Cincinnati area, one of the most common contributors to unwanted water in living spaces is cracks in the foundation. One of the solutions we offer is injecting the crack with Polyurethane. A
Polyurethane injection is an economical method of repairing non-moving cracks in concrete
walls,slabs, columns and piers and is capable of restoring the concrete to its pre-cracked
strength. The injection will expand in and through the crack into the outside soil, and keep
the water from invading the living space. Polyurethane foams are injected into the basement
crack in a liquid form. This allows a gentle and slow filling process of the basement crack that
will completely fill the crack. After a few minutes the polyurethane will begin to react with the
water in the crack to begin foaming. Water is actually the catalyst that converts the liquid
polyurethane into foam. This foaming action increases the volume of the polyurethane up to
30 times its liquid form.
Bowing Wall Repair
Bowing walls, if left unchecked can continue to slowly move over time and create water seepage, as well as serious structural damage. There are a several solutions depending on each unique situation, that can address these issues.
One of the solutions we offer are the Gorilla Brace Systems. The Gorilla Wall Brace System is a revolutionary solution that will not only repair bowing and buckled walls, but it will actually prevent any future structural problems as well.
The Gorilla Wall Brace system has numerous benefits. For example:
Allows users to avoid the high cost of excavation
Pushes off of 3 floor joists, reducing pushing stress
It can repair already bowed and buckling walls
It pressure can easily be controlled to fit the need
It will increase structural integrity
An all-in-one solution!
Our second most used solution for minimally bowed walls and cracks is the Carbon Hold System.
The Carbon Hold System is a permanent solution that can fix cracked walls and bowed foundation walls with the most minimal effect on the look of your basement. At ten times the strength of steel, it can not only be used to repair bowing walls, but also cracks in a basement.
This system can be applied to almost any concrete wall. In cases where wall movement
is a concern, the Carbon Hold system will structurally isolate any movement in the wall
so that the crack will not move and reopen a new leak. Once it is applied, the crack repair
system can easily be painted.
Contact basement worx today and get a free service and solution analysis for your