Whether you have a new or old home, builders ran pipes through your foundation at one point or another. Obviously, those pipes require drilling holes in your foundation and filling them, typically with hydraulic cement. Over time, the hole’s original seal often deteriorates and becomes a prime opportunity for leaks and moisture. Now, some of these leaks are very minor and don’t seem like anything serious, but you should stop the leak sooner than later. Any bit of moisture can be detrimental to your basement and cause cracks, mold, mildew, and pest issues over time. If you’re looking for the best solutions for pipe penetration issues, we’ve got you covered. Read our guide below to learn more.
Fill and Seal All Cracks in the Vicinity
Like we mentioned previously, some pipe penetration issues result in very minor leaks at first. That said, the leaks can quickly worsen. If you notice small amounts of water cascading down the wall or stains developing around the pipes, the problem is definitely getting worse. As the moisture for leaks or the environment spreads, so does the possibility of cracks. Some of you may already have cracks forming near the pipes in your foundation, in which case you need to seal the cracks as soon as possible. If there’s one visible crack, there are often several smaller cracks forming in the area as well. Our team can easily handle any basement crack repair job that comes our way, so call us to get the job done right the first time.
Most contractors will do a sloppy job and “fix” the pipe penetration with hydraulic cement, which is a temporary fix at best. To keep the water out of your basement, we created an epoxy-polyurethane injection that’s guaranteed to create a water-tight seal, but we don’t stop there. Before we proceed with the seal, our technicians will clear the cracks of any dust and debris and ensure the old seal is out of our way. Otherwise, the old seal and debris will reduce the strength and viscosity of our seal.
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All things considered, if you’re experiencing a leak around the pipes in your basement, you need to call a professional before things get messy. Every contractor and their neighbor will tell you their solution for pipe penetration issues, but few actually last––until now.
Our technicians at The Real Seal use our polyurethane epoxy injection because it works. Moreover, you can believe our customers love it because the job gets done right after one visit from our team. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Can you inject into an old galvanized pipe that is leaking and is on longer needed? This pile does not have a cutoff valve
Hi Diana! Yes, you can inject that from the inside and seal up the area. Best thing to do is cut off the pipe even with the wall and inject inside the pipe as well as between the pipe and the wall.