While concrete cracks appear to be typical, it is not recommended that they remain ignored.
Most homeowners best identify concrete cracks in their driveway, on the foundation wall, or on the floor. They may also recognize cracks on the garage floor, patio or pool.
These cracks typically due to drying shrinkage, thermal movement or other causes usually are minor and result in few problems. More often than not, a foundation crack will widen over time and result in water seepage or possibly the loss of structural integrity. Foundation and slab cracks are not only an eyesore, but they may reduce the value of the home.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to permanently repair such cracks without the need for costly and disruptive excavation or drain tile.
Poured foundation cracks may be repaired by using a low-pressure injection of an epoxy or polyurethane foam material. For the repair of concrete floor cracks, certain epoxies and polyurea materials exist, suitable for such slab repairs.
The application of such materials may be completed by a basement waterproofing contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner. Either way, the repair of concrete cracks in either the foundation or the slab may efficiently and effectively be completed in as little as an hour or more.