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Chicago Exterior Crack Repair – Sodium Bentonite Stops Seepage

Chicago Exterior Crack Repair – Sodium Bentonite Stops Seepage

Jan 21, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

  As long as homes have had basements, homeowners have been dealing with seepage. As soon as a builder digs a hole in the ground and builds a foundation in it, ground water goes to work, trying to find its way in. One of the most common ways occurs when...

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Tags: cracks in basement walls, exterior foundation crack repair, chicago basement waterproofing, basement waterproofing chicago, sodium bentonite

Why Foundation Crack Repair isn’t Harmful for Chicago Basements

Why Foundation Crack Repair isn’t Harmful for Chicago Basements

Dec 31, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

  We have written frequently here about repairing cracks in basement walls, especially those non-structural cracks that lead to basement seepage. It’s a quick and cost-effective practice that permanently stops the infiltration of water. Homeowners have lots of questions about the crack repair process, usually along these lines: “How long will it take...

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Tags: foundation cracks, cracks in basement walls, interior foundation crack repair, exterior foundation crack repair, basement waterproofing chicago, chicago basement waterproofing, non-toxic basement waterproofing

Why a Handyman Should Not Do Your Foundation Crack Repair

Why a Handyman Should Not Do Your Foundation Crack Repair

Mar 26, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

Homeowners tend to have their favorite go-to guy to keep up with basic home repairs and their “honey-do” lists. It’s often difficult to find a good handyman, but when you finally do, you pile more and more on his punch list. Everything from touching up the paint in the...

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Tags: foundation cracks, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, researching companies, how to choose a waterproofing company, exterior foundation crack repair, epoxy injection

Why Some Basement Waterproofing Companies Don’t Repair Foundation Cracks

Mar 21, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

Believe it or not, there are basement waterproofing companies that won’t fix a foundation crack (as shown below). That’s right! It may be hard to believe, but they are out there.   Over the years, I’ve heard just about every excuse in the book. Some of these might sound plausible...

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How to Find Basement Wall Cracks in a Finished Basement

How to Find Basement Wall Cracks in a Finished Basement

Mar 14, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

Bar none, basement wall cracks are the most common source of seepage problems. If you have a foundation that is constructed of poured concrete, there’s a very high likelihood there is a crack somewhere in your foundation. If your basement is finished, it can become a challenge to find...

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Tags: foundation cracks, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, interior foundation crack repair, exterior foundation crack repair

Foundation Crack Repair Methods and What to Consider

Feb 27, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

Poured concrete foundations crack for a number of reasons. We recently published an article explaining why. This post will examine the different types of crack repair options available. Each method has its pros and cons. Before we get caught up in the details of how to fix a crack, let’s...

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Tags: basement crack, cracks in basement walls, interior foundation crack repair, exterior foundation crack repair, epoxy injection

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