How To Fill In Foundation Cracks
Firstly, it is important that you know that finding foundation cracks in your home is absolutely normal. You can practically find a foundation crack or two in any home you visit.
Secondly, you should know that finding a foundation crack in your home does not mean your home has any structural issues for you to be concerned with. However, even perfectly harmless foundation cracks should be professionally fixed in order to protect your home from potential leaks and deterioration.
How Do You Fill In Foundation Cracks?
The professional method to repair a foundation crack is to use a pressurized injection of polyurethane and epoxy resins in order to fill in cracks from the inside to the outside. Due to the specialized knowledge needed to use this tool correctly, it is not something most homeowners will have access to in order to repair the foundation cracks themselves.
Professional Methods Used To Fill Foundation Cracks
The professional process used to fill foundation cracks is typically referred to as a crack injection. A crack injection will involve the pressurization of polyurethane and epoxy resins in order to fill foundation cracks in the basement walls throughout the thickness of the material. Using this method will allow the entire crack to be filled as if there was never one in the first place.
Not only will an injection fill the foundation crack, but it can actually help to waterproof the foundation as well.
Due to the specialized knowledge and materials needed for this fix, it is best to leave this job to the professionals. Though some do-it-yourself kits can be quite effective if the right conditions are met.
However, you still should hesitate before grabbing yourself a kit and taking on the challenge alone. No two foundation cracks are the same and the conditions at the time of your repair are rarely going to be ideal for the job. This can make a do-it-yourself foundation crack repair project frustrating and stressful.
Calling In The Professionals
Even if you are an avid do-it-yourselfer, there are just some jobs that are best left to the professionals. Filling in foundation cracks may seem like a small and easy enough job, but there are a lot of factors to consider in order to make sure the job is done right and a lot of consequences to a job done wrong.
So if you have a foundation crack that needs filling, get it done right the first time with the experts at AAAction Waterproofing!