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

Excavate and locate exterior foundation crack

Clean exterior crack and prepare with sealant

Fill nearly to the top with Sodium Bentonite

Cover with soil and clean up working area

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Excavate and locate exterior foundation crack
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Clean exterior crack and prepare with sealant
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Fill nearly to the top with Sodium Bentonite
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Cover with soil and clean up working area

Interior Foundation Crack Repair: Before & After

Vertical cracks allow seepage of water during heavy rains

100% urethane high-pressure injection completely fills any crack

Remove drywall to access the foundation for interior repairs

We use an unscented surface epoxy with no unpleasant odor

How to Permanently Fix Interior Foundation Cracks

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Drill into the foundation and utilize an industrial pump at 6000 psi
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Use only 100% urethane, which completely fills any crack, including hairlines
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Remove drywall to access the foundation for interior repairs
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We use an unscented surface epoxy with no unpleasant odor

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)

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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.

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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.

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Other companies could contract out your job, or use a revolving door of day workers.