Foundation Crack Repair
Foundation Wall Cracks: Leaking Walls and Seepage
A frequent problem in your basement are foundation cracks, commonly caused by the house settling on the foundation or the ground beneath it. Foundation cracks are important to take care of because it is an entry point for water and ultimately causes overall structural damage to your home.
Hairline cracks to 1/8" width or larger cracks can be a concern for water seepage and basement leaks, creating a damp basement that leads to mold and mildew and a variety of health problems.
Major foundation cracks introduce other structural issues to the home such as cracks to the house walls, corners of doorways and around windows.
Cracks can be repaired from either the exterior or interior of the foundation, which solution to proceed with depends on considering if it is a finished vs unfinished basement as well as other obstructions to the problem area.
How to Repair an Exterior Foundation Crack
Interior Foundation Crack Repair: Before & After
How to Permanently Fix Interior Foundation Cracks
How Does Your Company Inject Sealant?
The right way to repair cracks
Chicagoland drills into the foundation and utilizes an industrial pump at 6000 psi which stops the water at the exterior surface before it can enter your wall.
(High tech surgery)
The wrong way to repair cracks
Other companies use a hand caulk gun at 120 psi that only coats the interior surface. Low-pressure injection does have limitations and is not very suitable.
(Think of a band-aid approach)
What Kind of Sealant Does Your Company Use?
Chicagoland uses only 100% urethane, which completely fills any crack, including hairlines. We use an unscented surface epoxy with no unpleasant odor, meaning you can stay in your home.
Other companies use 50% urethane, which bubbles and foams leaving air pockets.
Who Will Be Doing My Work?
Chicagoland has highly trained technicians who have been with the company for over 20 years. An owner will be at your site to make sure you are satisfied.
Other companies could contract out your job, or use a revolving door of day workers.