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Repair your foundation crack before it grows


Your home is likely the single most expensive thing you will ever own. It is wise to take care of any water damage before it happens as prevention, but the next best thing is restoration. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Repair your foundation crack before it grows

Steps For Foundation Crack Repair
About Foundation Cracks In Homes
  • Seeing cracks in the house's foundation is one of
    the biggest concerns for every house owner. Small
    and minor cracks are not alarming. Major cracks
    need to be checked immediately.
  • It is important to stop them from spreading to
    prevent serious damage to the structure of your
    home. Water can seep through these cracks causing
    problems like wet basement, mold/mildew and
    weakening of foundation walls.

Inspect Foundation Cracks In Homes
  • Cracks can occur for a number of reasons. To
    repair cracks and address the real reason of
    cracks to develop, you will need to deeply
    inspect your home's foundation. In most cases,
    you will able to yourself detect the cause of the
  • The most common reason for these cracks to
    develop is due to the settling of the soil.
    Another common cause is the development of
    excessive moisture around the foundation. If the
    crack is small, you can easily repair it using
    DIY methods. But, if the crack is very large,
    call in a professional for evaluation.

Preparing the Crack for Repair
  • You will first have to clear all the loose
    material with the help of a screwdriver and a
    brush. You can use a hammer and a chisel to widen
    the crack and undercut the crack edges. After
    this, rinse the crack with water using a garden
    hose and pat the area dry using a towel.

Repairing Thin Cracks
  • You can also patch the crack using a cement
    mixture. Pack the mixture firmly into the crack
    and level it with a finishing trowel. After about
    an hour, go over the surface in circular motion
    using a float or a trowel. This will help it in
    blending with the surrounding surface.

Sealing the Walls
  • After the crack and filled and dried, apply
    waterproof sealant to the foundation walls. This
    will help in preventing water infiltration.
  • Foundation crack repair is important to preserve
    the integrity of the foundation by keeping water
    away from it.

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