If your South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, or Marion home has a leaking basement wall, you will need to get in touch with A&M SafeBasements as soon as possible. Even if the leak seems small and minor, over time it could start to let in more water, and the moisture will start to cause damage to your flooring and anything else in its path. Typically, a leak here is a result of a basement crack. We have a team of trained, knowledgeable, and friendly basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts who have seen it all when it comes to cracks of all shapes, sizes, and varieties. They could be deep, shallow, narrow, short, or long. Regardless of what kind of problem you are seeing in this area of your home, we can fix it for you.
Don't be tempted to run out to your local home improvement store to buy a crack repair kit. These kits are cheap - in more ways than one! The price is usually pretty affordable, and the products inside are not that great at filling and sealing the basement floor crack. You may be doing much more harm than good by using one of these store-bought products. It's a much better idea to let the waterproofing and structural repair experts at our company take care of the work for you.
What Damage Can This Moisture Do?
If you choose to ignore the problem, it can cause a lot of damage, such as:
- Rotting, warping, or deteriorating wooden support beams or floor joists
- Mold growth
- Damage to your belongings stored here
- Water stains and spots on the floors
What Causes Cracks to Form?
Typically speaking, the crack will be a result of the natural shrinking and curing process of concrete used during the building of the base of your home. However, when you have a crack in the wall, it may be a warning sign of an underlying problem. A crack in the floor may also be caused from a rising and falling water table around your home. This causes a lot of hydrostatic pressure to press on your floor.
Fixing the Problem
When it comes to fixing the problem, we can make use of SafeBasements™ effective foundation crack repair epoxies. We will first clean off the surface area of the floor crack so that there isn't any dirt or debris in the way. We will then inject the epoxy directly into the crack to fill and seal it up. Once it dries, you will be able to install whatever kind of flooring over the crack that you would like. We will make sure that the crack is sealed by testing it out against water.
It may also be a good idea to get a waterproofing system installed during this time for additional protection against leaks.
Please feel free to call us or contact us online if you have any questions or would like to receive more information.