Foundation Crack Repair
Basement and Foundation Crack Welding Services Professionally Guaranteed.
There are many issues that can lead to cracks in concrete floors and walls. While poured concrete foundations are generally considered to be the best, over time they can experience cracking due to frost heaves, heavy equipment traffic, settlement, shrinkage, and a host of other issues.
The Crack-X process involves repairing the crack from the inside.*
If the crack is open and accessible, we adhere injection ports every 6 to 10 inches from the bottom to the top. Epoxy is then applied around the ports and over the length of the crack. This creates a “face dam” so that a two-part urethane resin can be injected in to the crack under pressure (if the crack is exposed on the exterior and accessible, hydraulic cement is applied to block the crack outside as well). If the crack is not open and accessible, metal ports are inserted diagonally on each side of the crack, and high pressure is used to inject it.
This injected urethane resin expands up to 20x its original size. This results in the crack being totally sealed from top to bottom and from front to back. It includes a 10 year,transferrable warranty.
If the crack is of a structural nature, an epoxy resin is used, along with metal pins(if necessary), to repair the crack.
This, in effect,"welds" the concrete together, making it monolithic once again.The "weld" is actually stronger than the original concrete. It also includes a 10 year,transferrable warranty.
*Cracks can be repaired whether they are wet or dry.