Water leakage on a wall or along the foundation can be a frightening situation. One may ask… How long has the water been in here? Do we have mold issues? What are our options for repair? How much will this cost? How much foundation damage has been caused? Who do I call to repair the cracks the right way the first time?
Not all repair companies are created equal in their experience, equipment, and customer service. Determining the most effective solution to a foundation or wall crack can be difficult and a solution is not a ‘one size fits all’ mentality. In fact, many factors are considered by the experts at PolyMagic before deciding on a solution. Those factors include the width and thickness of the crack and the surrounding area, foundation movement, and structural damage. There are two solutions that PolyMagic suggests to our customers:
Epoxy injection should be used for cracks that need to be structurally repaired and serves more as a barrier that bonds and holds. Epoxies can add a great amount of strength to a foundation as they are known for their static condition. The epoxy injection process begins by cleaning the crack and the surrounding area of all debris. Injection ports are then inserted along the length of the crack. The epoxy is then injected through the ports until the crack is completely sealed.
Polyurethane resins are known for their flexibility. Depending on the size and mobility of the crack, the poly resin will move with the wall during expansion and contraction of the surrounding soils. This specially formulated polyurethane can even be injected into actively leaking cracks, stopping water within minutes. The advantages include:
- Sealing qualities of foundation walls
- Eliminating air leaks
- Repairing made from the interior
- Stopping active leaks
- Reducing humidity and water vapor permeation