Cracks in the concrete occur for a couple of different reasons. The first reason, moisture permeates any tiny break in the concrete. These breaks occur during the hardening process of the concrete with the evaporation of water from the cement mix. In colder climates, the freeze – thaw cycles of moisture results in expansion and contraction around the foundation. The tiny breaks within the concrete begin to enlarge and therefore become full-fledge leaking cracks.
It’s important to note that water seepage occurs when there is sufficient hydrostatic pressure in the surrounding ground. Water seepage also occurs when the water table is exerting sufficient hydrostatic pressure to leak through cracks in the basement slab or the seam formed where the wall meets the floor – also referred to as the cove. The second reason crack formations occur is a result of movement around the foundation.
As the ground stabilizes, any movement can cause the rigid concrete substrate to separate where tiny breaks within the concrete exist. These tiny breaks become large enough to leak water.
At Anew Damage Restoration, a basement crack filling Michigan Company, we know how to repair interior cracks both on foundation walls and floors with our crack filling process. We repair both previously repaired cracks and cracks that have never been repaired. Depending on the type and size, different compounds or processes may be needed for your crack filling project. As a certified company, one process we use allows us to dry the surface of the crack, which is necessary to ensure proper adhesion of the surface patch. Once dry, we can patch the visible portion of the crack and using a low pressure injection process, inject it with structural epoxy or foam compounds to reinforce the wall or floor.
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