Any waterproofing contractor will tell you that, no matter the size, cracks can negatively impact your foundation. Thankfully, these same contractors can use innovative techniques to effectively seal up disastrous and hideous foundation cracks—epoxy injection, for example, is a common repair method. Below, we note just a few benefits of epoxy injections.
The application process is straightforward. Contractors don’t have to excavate to complete this repair, so they won’t disturb your foundation. In fact, they can fill cracks with epoxy from the inside of your basement.
It’s Quick to Apply and Cure
For us, it typically takes an hour and half to complete the entire repair. First, we clean out the cracks, then we inject the epoxy into them. Once we fill the cracks, they harden and cure in just a few hours. That’s it!
Epoxy resins are reliable—in other words, these injections are a permanent solution you can trust. You can use epoxy on any type of crack, whether it’s horizontal or vertical. Unlike polyurethane sealant, epoxy can bond concrete back together, so it improves your foundation walls’ integrity. The wall is practically as good as new; the epoxy not only creates a waterproof seal, but it also keeps out chemicals, debris, insects, water, and more.
It Saves Money
If you’re a homeowner who struggles to find the funds to repair foundation cracks, you can’t deny that epoxy injections are a cost-effective option. This route allows you to avoid a complete replacement. Additionally, if you let an expert handle the injections, you won’t have to spend a fortune on multiple at-home repair kits—an expert will repair it once with heavy-duty products that last.
Of course, it’s always better if a team of trusted professionals can treat your foundation’s cracks early. Otherwise, they’ll grow and cause even more issues. The Real Seal’s trained technicians offer foundation repair in Chicago and neighboring cities in the northwest suburbs. Our skilled staff has numerous years of industry experience, so you can feel confident in our services.