Types of Basement Wall Crack Repairs
There are going to be a few different type of crack repairs to employ depending on the severity of the basement foundation wall cracks as well as the types of problem signified by the cracks themselves.
Since small cracks aren't likely to be structurally dangerous, the top priority is to ensure moisture and other water vapors aren't entering the home. The reason being is that 40% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your basement. So in order to keep your family safe and healthy it is important to keep your basement free of any and all moisture and soil vapors.
At CrackShield we close these small cracks with our dual process system. The industry standard has, for many years, been a poly urethane grout injection. These injections worked well, but we at CrackShield felt there was room for improvement and created the dual process system. Instead of a single injection the CrackShield response is two-fold. We use a urethane injection as well as carbon fiber to both seal the crack from any water seepage or soil vapor and strengthen the wall to ensure cracks won't occur in the future.
The old method used by most waterproofing and foundation repair specialists is fairly cheap and effective, but there is a risk that crack will reopen and therefore require more money to be fixed. The CrackShield dual process saves you money over time because the crack is so unlikely to be reopened, which more than makes up for the added costs upfront. For security and peace-of-mind choose CrackShield.
Now the process of fixing larger or continuous cracks, particularly any horizontal cracks, is more extensive. Typically you will want to consider slab jacking or piering to fix your foundation.
Slab jacking is the process of injecting a cement grout through small holes in the concrete slab to fix the problems. Piering requires the installation of mechanical jacks strategically placed under the home's foundation to lift settling beams. Both of these can be reletively expensive and should be performed by a professional waterproofing or foundation repair company.