If you are experiencing floor cracks in your basement, the reason for it is because hydrostatic pressure buildup underneath your home. Basically it is because your home foundation has settlement problem and a water leakage issue. One of the best ways to resolve this is by having a water mitigation system, but first the already damaged concrete, cracks and settling needs to be repaired. If you do have cracks on your basement floor this is a sign that there is movement happening to your foundation slab, as well as possible changes in the water table below your home that is not draining properly. Plus, because of the different weather conditions in the Denver area causing your soil to weaken because of rain and snow melt.
Most homeowners do not realize when they see floor cracks in their basement that it should be addressed right away. This should not be ignored because you increase the chances that your home will continue to have more structural damages and/or water damage.
Repairing Cracked Basement Floors
When it comes to cracked basement floors we use any of the products listed below to fix the problem. Depending on how much water is involved will determine which product(s) will be used – there are different ranges for each system, from minor to extreme cases of basement leaks. After the evaluation is done when we will know what is best for your basement leakage problem. To see each system, simply click on the + for details.
Whenever we are doing a basement crack repair service to the basement in a home, we use a polyurethane injection process. The process start with thoroughly cleaning the surface of the crack and the surrounding area to make sure that there is no dirt and/or debris that could effect the repair. Once prepped, we begin injecting the polyurethane mixture into the crack until it is filled from the bottom to the floor surface. Once the liquid urethane is in the crack, it requires time to set and cure before it can be painted over or finished. Once the crack is sealed, it will prevent any water leakage in the future in your basement.