Cracked, leaky basement walls aren’t just unattractive – they can lead to basement moisture problems, mold growth, structural damage and more. If your basement is wet, it becomes the ideal place for a whole host of problems that could lead to your home being a less-than-comfortable place to live. What can you do if you discover cracks in your basement walls – and should they be a cause of concern? An online article on the Popular Mechanics website suggests you look at the nature of the crack, and take the correct course of action before a significant problem arises.
Many people don’t worry about cracks in their basement walls until they become a structural problem – and, according to the Popular Mechanics, this can cause problems. The article states, “A crack doesn’t have to create structural troubles in order for it to be a problem.” It goes on to say that even a small, hairline fracture in your basement wall can grow, and lead to some serious problems – especially if you notice water being emitted from it. Not to mention, pests can easily slip into your basement through wall cracks, including those that can cause some major structural damage like termites.
If you don’t want to be left with a damp, moldy, pest-filled basement, you’re going to have to get those cracks repaired. While it’s very tempting to handle this on your own, there are many factors you need to consider when making repairs that are often best handled by industry professionals. First of all, your foundation should be checked out, both inside and outside, to best understand what the cause of cracking is. While it’s an expense, it’s the best way to guarantee your problem will be fixed – and won’t likely return in the future.
When you call the professionals at Basement Waterproofing, Inc. to help you, basement wall crack repair is not only possible, but also effective for years to come. We’ll fully assess your basement wall cracks so we can get to the root of your issues. We use the bentonite injection method of wall crack repair, which is known for its effectiveness. It works so well because it’s a type of clay that can hold many times its mass in moisture. Because of this property, it’s perfect for sealing basement cracks and eliminating your basement’s dampness problems.
BWI is so sure that you’ll enjoy a dry basement by choosing our bentonite injection method that we provide a full, transferable lifetime warranty on the work we do for you. By taking care of smaller cracks before they become a huge problem, you’ll keep your basement strong, secure and free of problems like pests, mold, mildew and bacteria growth. That way, you and your family can enjoy a better living environment now and into the future.
When you need to seal up those leaky basement cracks, let BWI talk to you about our bentonite injection method. For your convenience, we’re fully staffed during normal working hours to answer your calls – simply call us at 800-439-4951, and we’ll be glad to help you.