Vertical cracks in North Carolina basement walls are often caused by the shrinking of concrete as it cures; if the edges of a small crack feel even as you run your fingers along the sides, this is likely the reason why. However, the water that leaks into the basement through these openings can present a significant problem for your home. Contact us by phone or e-mail today for a FREE written basement wall crack repair estimate today!
It's possible to permanently repair a foundation wall crack. Minor cracks that show no leaking may need only a cosmetic repair, and will not be a problem unless they reoccur. Among the many different methods of repairing basement wall cracks, Southeast Foundation Repair of Fayetteville, Wilmington, and nearby NC recommends the patented FlexiSpan® Basement Wall Crack Repair System. Read on to learn more about FlexiSpan®, or click here to learn more about alternate foundation wall repair methods.
The most effective way to stop a basement wall crack in North Carolina from leaking water is to seal it with a high-viscosity polyurethane polymer. Unlike epoxy, polyurethane can bond well to both wet and dry concrete, and its high viscosity will allow it to fill even hairline cracks. Unlike materials such as urethane, caulk, and hydraulic cement, the polymer used in FlexiSpan® is able to expand to as much as 20 times its volume when necessary. This allows it to maintain its seal even when the wall goes through its natural process of shifting, moving, expanding, and contracting.
As an added benefit to this polyurethane polymer wall crack method, it can be completed in just a few hours, with no need to dig up the yard.
Of course, even the best polyurethane polymer can experience a partial failure (95% of the water should still be stopped), and you want NO water in your basement, right? To address this, Southeast Foundation Repair takes the process one step farther.
If a small amount of water makes its way past the seal, the foam strip installed over the top of the crack repair will intercept it. This secondary layer of protection guides the water down the wall and underneath the floor, sending it to a small dry well created during installation. This foam strip is covered with another special flexible coating that gives it an attractive, tooled-off appearance, and the concrete floor is restored flush. FlexiSpan® can also be run into your existing perimeter drain system.
The end result of the FlexiSpan® installation is a professional-looking and top-performing basement wall crack repair that includes a written warranty. The installation is fast, easy, and cost-effective. Similar repairs can also be applied around pipe penetrations and other types of basement wall openings.
If you live in North Carolina, including the areas of Boiling Spring Lakes, Burgaw, Carolina Beach, Clinton, Elizabethtown, Hope Mills, Laurinburg, Lumberton, Murraysville, Myrtle Grove, North Myrtle, Oak Island, Raeford, Red Springs, Roseboro, Sneads Ferry, St. James, Sunset Beach, Wallace, Whiteville, Wrightsboro, Wrightsville Beach, and all areas nearby, call Southeast Foundation Repair for a FREE basement wall crack repair estimate today! We'd be glad to help you!