Foundation cracks allow moisture to enter the living space. This leads to high relative humidity and mold and mildew growth. Tri-State Basement Services offers a variety of solutions for every type of foundation or structural repair. We can fix cracks in cinder block walls as well as cracking in poured foundation walls.
Many foundation cracks are strictly leaking problems. You will often notice much more leaking during heavy rains. While these may not seem very problematic, they are.
Not only can water in the basement damage or ruin valuable items, but mold and mildew growth is very likely. Mold and mildew pose dangerous health risks.
Foundation cracking walls are very manageable. While a particular crack may not seem to be a problem right now, that can change as soon as the next heavy rain storm hits.
After a foundation crack forms, water seepage (whether slight or major) is not a matter of if, but a matter of when.
For wet and leaking concrete cracks, we use a urethane foam injection process. We use industry leader, Emecole™ urethane foam products.. Urethane foam is a flexible material that easily injects into the foundation crack. Upon contact with water within the crack, the urethane foam reacts by expanding throughout the void, and fills the crack.
Foundation cracks that form as a result of structural deficiencies are a serious threat to your home's foundation. Structural cracks are typically caused by wall movement from thermal changes, uneven loading and settling of the footing, soil pressure and/or soil shrinkage. Bowing foundation walls or leaning foundation walls often form as a result of this type of crack.
When dealing with this type of foundation cracking and resulting foundation damage, reinforcement is necessary. We use Fiberlock™ carbon fiber countersunk staples and/or carbon fiber strapping to remedy this type of structural threat.
Carbon fiber is a positive alternative to steel for reinforcing structural substrates in residential and commercial applications. It is highly effective at strengthening concrete. It is superior to steel because it is stronger, stiffer and is not corrosive. It can also be bonded to the surface of a concrete structure at any time to stop bowing and cracking.