Wall Crack Repair
Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Co offers affordable and professional wall crack repair services for homeowners in Virginia. Does your home need wall crack repair in the basement or on the outside of your home on the foundation? If so, Seal-Tite is here to assist you! We are the area's best and most knowledgeable structural repair experts, and we have a crew of trained professionals who will be able to take care of whatever kind of basement wall crack your home has. We can take care of both interior and exterior foundation cracks. We understand that there are wall crack repair kits sold at your town's home improvement stores, but the materials inside are nowhere near as effective as what we can provide for you. We will make sure that we are treating both the cause of why the wall crack formed, as well as the damage that was caused.
Our epoxy injection process seals the crack with an epoxy product that structurally bonds with the wall and seals it to prevent infiltration of moisture, bugs, and air- sparing your home from unnecessary basement waterproofing. After the wall is sealed, carbon fiber straps which are stronger than steel, are fastened to the wall to help prevent further movement. This not only seals the cracks in your foundation, but provides additional structural stability and strength to your foundation walls, and helps stabilize it so that future cracks will not appear. There are many methods for sealing these cracks within your foundation. Traditionally these include polyurethane or an epoxy sealant injected into the cracks of your home. These methods don’t work well long term. Some of the shortcomings of urethane/epoxy:
- Polyurethane sealant is flexible - can move with the wall as it moves due to foundation settling
- Typical polyurethane provide no structural stability for the wall - not fixing the underlying problem
- Typical epoxy systems seal the wall and bond to it - strengthening it structurally
- Epoxy is not as flexible as polyurethane sealants - used alone epoxy will break open as the wall continues to move
Basement Wall Cracks
Basement wall cracks can form due to movement and foundation settlement. The soil structure beneath your home is less rigid than your foundation, and can move, settle, expand and contract depending on the weather conditions in your area. Please feel free to call us for more information about wall crack repair, or to schedule a consultation for foundation repair. We look forward to hearing from you soon!