Engineers always recommend sealing any cracks 1/16th of an inch or greater with pressure injected epoxy. Epoxy injection seals the cracks entirely which bonds the crack back together, waterproofs the crack, ensures the structural continuity of the basement foundation wall, makes the crack stronger than any other part of the wall, prevents water intrusion and much more.
When we repair cracks in concrete using epoxy injection, we install injection ports along with epoxy paste and bonding adhesive and we inject epoxy into the ports/cracks as needed until cracks are all filled with epoxy.
Pressure/force from the earth around the foundation walls can cause walls to bow inward
Bowing walls are sign of serious foundation problems
Basement walls normally start to bow before you can even see any cracks. This bowing is sometimes difficult to see, but any bowing at all is an indication of a weakened/failing structure. This can be from the external pressures and forces on the foundation, and it's only a matter of time before this cracking shows on the inside of the basement. Brick walls are just as vulnerable to bowing and cracking as concrete and are also susceptible to crumbling mortar.
If you notice signs of bowing walls in your basement, call us today at 720.503.0879 or Go Here> to get a FREE Estimate. Bowing Foundation walls can be an indicator of serious foundation issues to come, and they should quickly be addressed with professional help.
Installing carbon fiber straps on basement foundation walls prevents bowing, leaning, shifting or cracking.