Epoxy Injection For Cracked Basement Walls In Northern Virginia
Epoxy injection is the best way to repair a crack in your poured concrete basement foundation wall. If your Northern Virginia home’s basement wall has experienced a crack from inferior concrete, hydrostatic pressure, or earthquake damage the only way to correct the problem is utilizing epoxy injection. Perhaps the earthquake that hit Northern Virginia April 2011, may have cracked your poured concrete basement foundation, or perhaps your contractor utilized a bad batch of concrete when pouring your basement foundation. There are many reasons that you may have vertical or horizontal cracks in your poured concrete basement walls. Fairfax Contractor has a time-tested method to repair using epoxy injection to repair the cracks in your foundation walls. A cracked basement foundation wall is a serious problem because it open crack can allow water to infiltrate into your basement causing a variety of problems. These problems include drywall damage, toxic mold, and potential foundation failure. Inquire for an evaluation if you feel that your poured concrete basement or crawl space walls have cracked.
Advantages Of Epoxy Injection In Northern Virginia
Many homeowners will notice cracks in their basement poured concrete foundation walls and attempt to patch these cracks with hydraulic cement, or simply try to caulk the crack. Caulking and repairing with hydraulic cement a cracked poured concrete wall, simply just will not work. Utilizing high strength epoxy will bond the crack in your concrete foundation wall permanently. Typical poured concrete walls have 3000 psi strength, by utilizing epoxy design to repair cracks in foundation walls the typical strength of the epoxy approaches over 14,000 psi. This means the actual crack in your basement wall will be stronger than the original concrete used to construct your home. Taking into the consideration the freeze-thaw cycles we experience in Northern Virginia epoxy injection truly is a superior fix because it has the ability to actually become stronger than the original concrete pour. The type of epoxy we utilize in our epoxy injection process allows the epoxy to flow through the entire crack, ensuring that the wall will not leak. The typical curing time on foundation epoxy is approximately four hours, meaning that in a short amount of time your foundation wall will be permanently repaired. If you’re considering remodeling your basement, you should make sure that is dry, and the foundation is stable. Fairfax Contractor as ability. after your basement is waterproofed to completely design and build out an unfinished basement, click here for more information
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How We Repair Poured Concrete Basement Wall Repair With Epoxy Injection
Poured concrete foundation basement walls that are cracked can be repaired by utilizing a process called epoxy injection. Fairfax Contractor has been utilizing epoxy injection successfully for years, to repair cracked basement and crawl space concrete foundations. The first step in epoxy concrete crack repair is covering the crack with an epoxy paste and installs surface ports. By installing the epoxy paste and port will allow us to inject an epoxy mixture that is stronger than concrete and virtually glues the crack in your basement foundation together. Surface ports are used to inject the epoxy into your cracked concrete wall. Foundation epoxy is a two-part mixture of resins and hardeners that have a much higher PSI than the concrete walls of your home. Foundation epoxy had the viscosity of motor oil, which allows it to permeate the entire crack. Starting at the bottom port epoxy is injected into the concrete working up the joint from the bottom to the top. This process allows for a complete saturation of the epoxy into the cracked foundation wall. Once the process is finished, the covering and injection ports are removed leaving a simple gray joint that is stronger than the original poured concrete. The final epoxy injection will keep water from infiltrating into your basement forever.
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Installing Foundation Epoxy Injection From The Outside
If your basement is finished, and you know that your concrete wall has been cracked, Fairfax contractor also does exterior epoxy injections. Fixing a cracked poured foundation concrete wall from the exterior will save you money if your basement is finished because we will not have to cut the drywall to get to the crack. The first step in performing an exterior epoxy injection is to call miss utilities of Virginia to make sure that there are no utility lines in the area to be excavated. Once we have a clear take from miss utilities we will excavate the site of your crack or cracks to the depth ofwhere the crack ends. Oftentimes your crack will extend all the way to the base of your concrete foundation wall. Once we have excavated to the appropriate depth. It is important that the foundation wall is thoroughly cleaned. We will take and mix the epoxy filler and install the epoxy injection ports with the epoxy paste filler. Once the epoxy has hardened we will start injecting the two-part liquid epoxy into the lowest port. Once the epoxy starts to come out from the port above, we will remove the application tube, close the injection port, and repeat the process by moving to the next highest port. Once we are sure that the entire concrete foundation wall has been successfully injected we will backfill the area. If the crack in your foundation wall extends above the grade surface, we will remove the ports and patch with hydraulic cement and paint with matching foundation paint. This is a sure bet that we will stop any water infiltration and your basement.
Where Fairfax Contractor Installs Epoxy Injection For Cracked Basement Walls
Fairfax Contractor is a general contractor performing foundation epoxy injection in Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA. We inject epoxy in basements and carl spaces in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County we install all types of epoxy injections in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Wood Bridge Virginia.
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