Why Foundation Crack Repair Kits Don’t Always Work

Don’t Use a Foundation Crack Repair Kit

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As a homeowner, when you see a foundation crack it should not be ignored. Most homeowners first identify concrete cracks in their basement, either on walls or on the floor. These cracks will widen over time and result in water seepage or possibly loss of structural integrity. Foundation cracks can lessen the value of your home.

Trying to repair foundation cracks using a foundation crack repair kit is not a permanent fix. If you notice large, recurring cracks or bulging walls in your home, don’t try to fix these yourself. The cracks may indicate a more serious structural problem. A professional should be contacted to inspect your foundation to see if the cracks are a result of structural damage.

You can find products in the stores for filling cracks in concrete walls. However, these products can fail after just a few years if your foundation continues to move. The truth about foundation cracks is that the foundation problems never go away just by filling the foundation cracks with a sealant or patching kit. It is important for homeowners to get their foundation cracks inspected by a professional.

Epoxy and Polyurethane Injections are the Better Option for Crack Repair

wall cracksFor foundation crack repair, epoxy and polyurethane injections are a better option than an at-home repair kit. The ECP epoxy and polyurethane injection resins are designed to seal cracks and eliminate water and air leaks from basement walls. My Foundation Repairs’ contractors can provide this effective, permanent solution.

Epoxy injection is used to weld cracked concrete walls back together, restoring the structural integrity of the wall. This epoxy permanently repairs cracks and creates a bond that becomes stronger than the original wall. These injections are done from the inside of the basement and are completed in just a few hours.

Polyurethane foam injection is ideal for filling wider cracks. The ECP polyurethane foams work for filling voids and sealing around pipes. Polyurethane foam injection is the best way to stop an active foundation wall leak. The expanding foam completely fills the crack and prevents future water leaks.

These epoxy and polyurethane foam products are much more heavy duty than the crack repair kits you can buy in the store. They are designed to be used by professionals to permanently repair foundation cracks. Getting your foundation crack repair done right the first time will save you money in the long run. Don’t hesitate to contact My Foundation Repairs for help with foundation cracks. Give us a call today!

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