Top Solutions for Leaking Basements
Home foundation cracks can create significant safety concerns, including mold and mildew growth, structural damage, and flooding in your basement. So, you should promptly address even minor fractures and symptoms of basement moisture. If you notice any warning signs in your home, reach out to waterproofing experts for professional basement crack repairs.
NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to address your leaking basement. Our technicians are more than comfortable with basement waterproofing, foundation repairs, and crawl space repairs. Moreover, our expertise comes with award-winning customer service. For a free project estimate, call our office today at 1-855-649-7594.
Below, we outline which solutions suit basement cracks and leaky windows:
Basement Floor Cracks
The potential causes for basement floor cracks include house settling, structural stresses, concrete shrinkage and curing, and poor construction. Although water doesn’t need cracks to rise through porous floor slab, cracks accelerate the problem, providing unhindered access for groundwater to seep into your basement.
To combat the water intrusion through the floor, we first install a perimeter drainage system. We may also add a drainage channel to direct the water toward the basement’s sump pump. Finally, to seal the cracks and avoid further leaks, we backfill the basement floor with stone and then top it with new concrete.
Basement Wall Cracks
Similar to the floors, your basement walls may crack for several reasons, including premature soil backfilling, hydrostatic pressure, frost heaving, and the weight of nearby vehicles. The soil surrounding homes is abundant with water, so foundation cracks will readily allow groundwater to enter a basement.
As with floor cracks, the first step in this scenario is to install one of our drainage systems. We then seal the wall cracks using FlexiSpan®—an advanced polyurethane sealant. This malleable substance can bend to the shape of your foundation wall. Furthermore, it will never dry out or fracture, maintaining a watertight seal.
Leaky Basement Windows
Window frames deteriorate over time, gradually creating space for water seepage. Cracks can form around your window due to rotting caulk, a poorly maintained window well, or a shift in your home’s foundation.
We can address a window leak, as before, by installing a drainage system that directs the water toward your sump pump. This time, we use a plastic fitting to make a small, vertical passageway under the basement window, providing water with a direct channel into the drainage system. Finally, we apply a polymer injection to seal the crack and create a tidy, watertight finish.
Schedule Basement Crack Repairs for Your Home
NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair offers expert basement crack repairs for homeowners. Our solutions for foundation cracks and leaky windows are compatible with perimeter drainage systems. Plus, we guarantee long-lasting results with products that won't crumble, flake, or break off your foundation from the natural expansion and contraction of the concrete. Get a free quote on your next basement crack repair by calling our office at 1-855-649-7594.