Epoxy Wall Repair

Epoxy Wall Repair

Cracks in the foundation are common and are found in many homes. There are various reasons as to why a foundation has cracks. They may appear due to weakening in the concrete from home installations of sewer, gas, or electric lines. Another reasons cracks form in the foundation is because of soil saturation. Basement walls are supported by a footing and if around the footing becomes over saturated it will cause the foundation to settle and result in cracks in the foundation. A homeowner may also start to notice cracks due to a drought. Moisture is drawn out of the soil causing it to shrink during a drought and then allows the walls to shift which will cause cracks in the foundation. Concrete shrinkage is another cause of cracks. The science of pouring concrete involves many factors and variables.

Since water is used when concrete is mixed, there is an inherent expansion and subsequent contraction of the concrete when it dries. Many factors can affect the drying process, including the type of aggregate, mix of the concrete and humidity levels. Timing may be another cause of cracks. When building a home Imagine the builder ran short on concrete when pouring the foundation and the next ready mix truck didn’t arrive until the first batch started to harden. Your foundation would no longer be monolithic (one piece) at that point. A cold joint would naturally form, allowing water to easily seep through. No matter how the cracks formed in the basement, it is important to get them repaired before more severe problems arise..

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Epoxy Wall Repair

Cracks in the foundation are common and are found in many homes. There are various reasons as to why a foundation has cracks. They may appear due to weakening in the concrete from home installations of sewer, gas, or electric lines. Another reasons cracks form in the foundation is because of soil saturation. Basement walls are supported by a footing and if around the footing becomes over saturated it will cause the foundation to settle and result in cracks in the foundation. A homeowner may also start to notice cracks due to a drought. Moisture is drawn out of the soil causing it to shrink during a drought and then allows the walls to shift which will cause cracks in the foundation. Concrete shrinkage is another cause of cracks. The science of pouring concrete involves many factors and variables.