Did you know Raleigh Waterproofing, Inc. offers services to help fix some cracked and damaged concrete basements and foundations? This cost-effective technique, when applicable, enables property owners to maintain these locations in a safe, waterproof condition. It potentially offers a way to extend the useful anticipated lifespan of some structures by preventing small cracks from expanding in scope over the course of time. Consider learning more about crack injection to discover an important way to help protect your investment in your real estate:
Crack injection does not provide a solution for every type of foundation damage. Yet when applicable, it may indeed help a property owner save thousands of dollars in construction bills. The key to applying this repair involves detecting serious cracks in basements and foundations at the earliest possible point in time.
Crack injection repairs frequently occur upon the recommendation of a consulting structural engineer. During the process of crack injection, a waterproofing specialist typically applies an epoxy-based sealant into gaps formed by developing concrete cracks. This process helps fill the cavity. It also seals the location against damaging impacts from water leaks. This type of repair offers valuable assistance to homeowners. When successful, crack injection helps prevent the deterioration of the vitally important concrete structures underlying the dwelling. The technique in some situations may enable a property owner to avoid significant costs involved in replacing a slab, a foundation, or a basement.
The power of water to cause damage to strong foundations and basements seems remarkable (and even difficult to imagine). How can water harm thick, heavy, solid blocks of concrete? One reason why water proves so damaging relates to the need to include rebar within most concrete slabs, foundations and basements.
Concrete in these locations typically requires additional support. Builders include metal rods called “rebar” (and sometimes metal netting) to help reinforce the concrete. If you’ve ever sat on a concrete park bench or walked over a concrete bridge, you’ve likely come into contact with concrete containing these materials. As you know, metal rusts when it comes into protracted contact with water. If water begins leaking through concrete, it sometimes comes into contact with interior rebar. This situation produces a blistering effect on the concrete described by the colorful expressions “concrete cancer” and “concrete spalling”. The connection between the concrete and the enclosed rebar starts deteriorating. The concrete begins cracking and crumbling, sometimes falling away in chunks. This blistering process potentially causes a lot of structural problems for buildings. It remains one important reason to perform waterproofing crack injections.
Today many homeowners optimize the enjoyment and utility they obtain from their premises by transforming unfinished basements into useful finished rooms. The lowest level of a residence may offer the perfect site for a finished exercise center, additional bedrooms, or even a home office or business. If you’ve contemplated transforming an unfinished basement into a more useful living area, it remains a smart idea to consider requesting a waterproofing inspection first. Sometimes performing crack injection as a preliminary step in this renovation project makes very good sense indeed! Unfinished basements supply ready access to concrete surfaces. A waterproofing specialist can easily undertake crack injection in these locations before a construction crew performs finishing.
Before installing drywall, flooring, and ceilings in this part of the home, why not ensure you’ve asked waterproofing experts to seal any developing cracks in the basement wall? Taking this step ultimately helps waterproof the basement. It may assist you in protecting your investment in finishing this location for use as a downstairs living area or a home business.
Do cracks allow water to seep into your home’s foundation or basement? Ask Raleigh Waterproofing, Inc. to supply fast, effective crack injection technology. This process may help extend the useful lifespan of your residence. It offers a reliable way to seal locations which might otherwise in the future become a significant source of water leaks and repair concerns. Take action now. Call 919-877-9969 for assistance!