There are two different types of cracks that our team can take care of, and this includes the wall variety, as well as those that appear in the floor. The causes for this type of structural damage are many. Wall cracks could be caused from the natural shrinking and curing of concrete, or they could be caused from an underlying settlement problem where the home is actually sinking further and further into the earth. This puts an extreme amount of pressure on the walls, and they eventually break under the pressure in vulnerable areas.
Floor cracks are often also caused from the natural shrinking or curing of concrete, or they may be a result of a rising and falling water table. Whenever it rains, or when you have melting snow on your lawn, the earth quickly absorbs the moisture. This causes the water table to rise. During the summer and early fall months, your home may not see a lot in the way of rainfall, and this could be a time when your community is experiencing a time of drought. This is when the water table drops. When this rising and falling motion occurs, it puts a lot of pressure on the bottom of your home. Eventually, it can cause the floor to break in certain spots.
Both varieties of crevices and damage will need to be repaired immediately, regardless of their cause, before they start to let water seepage into the home.
Diagnosing and Treating the Problem
To take care of the problem, our team will first need to inspect the damaged area(s). This will help us to determine the cause of the problem, as well as the extent of the damage. Once we have pinpointed the root cause, we will then be able to come up with a plan of action for getting the situation taken care of so that the structural integrity of your home is properly preserved.
If the problem is caused from the natural shrinking and curing of concrete, we can fill the cracks in using a process known as epoxy injection. The process starts with the surface of the wall or floor being cleaned off so that dirt and debris don't get inside during the repair. Next, the epoxy material is injected into the opening and it fills it up from the earth to the surface. Once it cures and hardens, seepage will not be able to get inside.