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Maximizing Foundation Crack Repair Effectiveness With Low Pressure Injection

November 21st, 2022

Throughout the United States and Canada, the number of homes built on poured foundations has significantly increased. Unfortunately, like concrete block, poured foundations are prone to cracking. Traditionally, the installation of a drain tile system was the waterproofing industry’s solution to leaking cracks. As basement waterproofing contractors have encountered a larger amount of poured foundation cracks throughout the years, they have come to appreciate the benefits of using the alternative low-pressure injection system.

The use of epoxy with high-pressure injection has been used since the 1960′s for poured structures including dams, bridges and highways. This method was eventually adapted for basements via low-pressure injection of either epoxy or polyurethane foam, with use of a manual dispensing tool. Crack injection provides homeowners the opportunity to properly address leaking and structural foundation cracks for thousands of dollars less, as opposed to installing drain tile.

While the installation of drain tile effectively diverts leaking water and prevents it from building on the floor, the process itself is not the most practical solution. Preparation prior to installing drain tile can pose quite a burden to the homeowner, while the installation process itself can be quite extensive. The final cost usually turns out to be very expensive.

Despite the growing number of waterproofers who have embraced the crack injection process, there are still a few who remain skeptical or are unwilling to consider crack injection as a viable option. While drain tile successfully diverts water from flooding the basement floor, the fact remains that drain tile still allows water into the basement while crack injection does not. When water is allowed to seep into the basement, the indoor air quality is likely to be affected.