Cracks in poured foundations typically form as a result of concrete shrinkage and pose no structural threat to the foundation. These cracks are usually vertical or diagonal and are no wider than 1/8″. Unfortunately, such cracks provide an easy entry for water and soil gases. For plumbers or contractors servicing pumps or any wet basement issue, the repair of leaking cracks should be a viable addition to one’s list of repair services.
Previously, the default method for addressing leaking cracks was with drain tile, which is an expensive and cumbersome process while low-cost patching remedies provide only temporary relief before the cracks begin to leak again. The most effective means for permanently repairing leaking cracks is with the low-pressure injection of polyurethane or epoxy. Our sister brand, Emecole Metro, was a pioneer in the development of the low-pressure crack injection process with their specially formulated injection materials and accessories. The end result is a more efficient and cost-effective concrete repair solution that completely fills cracks from front-to-back and top-to-bottom.
With a full arsenal of concrete crack repair and basement waterproofing products, Emecole Metro is the one-stop shop among concrete contractors, waterproofers, plumbers and remodelers when it comes to providing a dry and healthy basement environment. Basement wall crack repair makes for an ideal add-on service for plumbers, waterproofing contractors or remodeler who regularly installs sump pumps and is already spending time in the basement.