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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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Basement Waterproofing Chicago – Foundation Crack Repair

Oct 29, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

There are many sources of water seepage in a basement and some will occur only in basements of a particular construction. For example, in a foundation built of concrete block, as is often found in the Milwaukee and northwest Indiana areas, water can seep through mortar joints and through...

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Basement Waterproofing Problems: DIY Foundation Crack Repair

Basement Waterproofing Problems: DIY Foundation Crack Repair

Oct 16, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

You noticed a while ago that there’s a small foundation wall crack in your basement and you’ve been meaning to look into getting it fixed. Even with the best intentions, nothing got done and now, after a weekend of heavy rain, you see that water is seeping into your...

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Chicago Basement Waterproofing Basics: Foundation Wall Crack Repair

Chicago Basement Waterproofing Basics: Foundation Wall Crack Repair

Oct 15, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

If you’re a typical homeowner in the Chicago area, your home has a basement and its walls are formed of poured concrete. Poured concrete foundations are very common in the city and suburbs, preferred by many homebuilders for their strength and ability to withstand pressure. Poured foundations are great but...

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Why Epoxy Injection Foundation Crack Repairs Often Fail

Why Epoxy Injection Foundation Crack Repairs Often Fail

Apr 25, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

The most common cause of basement water seepage in poured concrete foundations is a vertical crack. While repairing cracks from the exterior was the original remedy, the most common repair method today is filling and sealing the crack from the inside, commonly referred to as crack injection. In a recent...

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Foundation Crack Repair Methods - Epoxy vs. Urethane Injection

Apr 4, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

Ever since poured concrete has been used to form foundation walls, cracks have been a main source of wall seepage. Cracks happen for a lot of reasons — foundation settling, external vibrations and over-saturation of the soil among them. Not all cracks leak, but all have the potential to leak if the...

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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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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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