Foundation Crack Repair
Cracks that are less than 1/4′ open are not commonly noticed as being structurally significant. However, if you notice displacement on both sides of a crack, big separation, distortion, uneven sagging, buckling or horizontal cracks, we are here to attack that problem immediately! Some of these problems may not be very noticeable on the exterior of your house for a long period of time. This is a great reason to go visit your crawlspace or basement more often!
- Clean foundation crack
- Drill ½ Inch hole every 6 to 8 inches
- Insert injection ports every 6 to 8 inches
- Apply foundation staples (for lasting repair)
- Apply epoxy surface seal (let cure)
- Inject Epoxy (or) poly- foam
WHY USE CARBON FIBER STAPLES FOR CONCRETE CRACK REPAIR?
Concrete wall crack injection repair became less expensive with the introduction of dual cartridge tube sets, dual dispensing guns, etc. However; it also became too easy. Everyone with a pulse began shooting concrete cracks with some kind of sealant. Poured wall companies would pull a guy off a crew when they were slow and send them out for warranty repairs. Find a contractor today that does not offer a warranty, but are they still in business 2 or 3 years later when the repair fails.
Very few concrete crack repairs fail immediately. It is the long-term creep and fatigue of material injected in concrete cracks with the movement of the foundation that can fail over time. By cross-stitching concrete crack repair with staples this creep is eliminated and improves the long term performance of the repair material.
When Fortress Carbon Fiber Countersunk Staples are applied across the face of the concrete crack, the load is distributed away from the glue line to the portion of the substrate that is not cracked. This prevents fatigue and re-cracking of the injection.
With the Fortress Carbon Fiber Countersunk Staples installed you can be confident the concrete crack will not reoccur at the injection site and the repair will last the life of your home.