Seal Wall Cracks

Small cracks in foundation walls can be a major problem if they leak groundwater.

Warrantied repairs for leaking wall cracks & pipe penetrations

Small cracks in foundation walls are common in homes throughout the Michigan area. Usually a side effect of the natural curing process of concrete, these cracks usually do not threaten the foundation.

However, even small cracks in a foundation can be a major problem if they leak groundwater into your basement or crawl space. If you'd like a free foundation crack repair quote, contact us today! We proudly serve Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Muskegon, Jackson, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights, Charlevoix, Flint, Clio, Gaylord, Madison Heights, Midland, Lexington, Mt. Pleasant, Adrian, and the surrounding areas in Michigan.

Steps to Install the Panel Crack Repair System

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we recommend our Panel Crack Repair System to repair your leaking wall cracks. It's a lifetime warrantied repair and a permanent solution. To repair a flooding or leaky wall crack, we follow these four steps:

installing drywell

Step 1 Installation of a Drainage System Or Drywell

If you're waterproofing your basement with AquaStop® or another interior drainage system, the system can be integrated with it to direct any potential leaks to your sump pump. Otherwise, a small dry well about 5-10 gallons in size is created at the base of the crack. 

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Step 2 The Polyurethane Sealant

We start by chiseling the crack to create a channel and then seal the crack with a polyurethane sealant. This seals the crack and forms a durable seal.

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Step 3 Secondary Drainage Strategy

Your polyurethane seal should never fail. Additionally, we overlay the sealed wall with a 100% waterproof PVC panel that will direct water to your basement drainage system or dry well. This panel will never rot, warp or discolor, and will ensure that your basement remains dry. It will also keep your foundation wall looking great and give it a professional, finished appearance.

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Step 4 Restore the Floor

After the wall crack has been repaired, the concrete floor is restored flush, with no gaps or openings. We pride ourselves on leaving our workplace clean and neat. The end result of this system is a professional-­‐looking, top-­‐performing basement wall crack repair that includes a Lifetime Written Warranty.

a waterproofed basement that has been finished into a family room in Oscoda

While leaking wall cracks must be fixed before you finish your basement, your finished basement walls will also need to be protected from water vapor that continually passes through concrete.

Stop this moisture by installing an appropriate wall vapor barrier on basement walls before finishing!

Why the Panel Crack Repair System over Injection?

Unlike most epoxies, our special polyurethane sealant is fast-curing and will never dry out or re-crack over time.

Additionally, hydraulic cements, epoxies, and even urethane injections are not able to bend and stretch along with your foundation movement. As concrete walls expand and shrink slightly through freeze/thaw and wet/dry cycles, the bonds of these materials will fail and the crack will re-leak.

Panel Crack Repair System stays bonded with wall movement, and seals the crack permanently, no matter what.

Another common problem with crack injection repairs is that they leave a mess on your foundation wall. Our system solves this problem using a PVC panel that covers the sealed crack, providing added protection and a more polished look.

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