Basement Crack Repair for Floors and Walls in Springdale
Basement crack sealer & repair for flooding, leaking basements
When water starts to leak through your basement walls or floors, it can quickly lead to a very serious flood in your home. Vesta Foundation Solutions of Arkansas understands how all different types of basement leaks are caused, which is why we provide a variety of basement crack repair products and techniques to handle every source of wall and floor leaks.
Causes of basement cracks and leaks
Poor drainage around your home’s foundation is the leading cause of cracks forming in your basement walls and floors, which leads to leaks and eventually flooding. Hydrostatic pressure from soil heavily saturated with water puts thousands of pounds of pressure against your home’s foundation and makes your basement walls buckle and crack. The water in the soil will be looking for any possible pathway it can move through, so it will move through the cracks in your walls and floors and then will seep into your home.
How To Repair Cracks in a Basement
- Basement floor cracks: Water can rise directly through the porous concrete of your floor slab, a problem that's exacerbated when there's a crack. When you have water coming through the floor, the first step is installing a perimeter drain system. We can also install a direct drainage channel, which will help direct any water that comes through the crack into the drain and your sump pump. Finally, we will backfill the crack with a stone basement crack sealer and cover it with fresh concrete to prevent future leaks.
- Basement and foundation wall cracks: The soil around your foundation is filled with water, and even the smallest crack will allow this groundwater to seep into your basement. Much like with floor cracks, the first step to repairing a leaky wall crack is installing one of our drainage systems. We then use an innovative polyurethane basement crack sealant called FlexiSpan® to seal the crack. This flexible sealant will never dry or crack and can flex to the natural movement of your foundation wall, ensuring a completely waterproof seal.
- Leaky windows: Window frames throughout your home break down over time, creating separation and allowing water to seep past seals. Once again, the first step for repairing window leaks is a drainage system that funnels the water to your sump pump. We will then create a small hole in the wall under the window with a plastic fitting that directs any water into the drainage system. This is then sealed with a polymer injection for a clean, waterproof finish.
How much does it cost to fix a crack in a basement?
There are no hard and fast rules for how much it will cost for basement crack repair. It comes down to each unique situation because there are so many potential causes for basement cracks. The best way to know how much it will cost for your basement crack repair is to call Vesta Foundation Solutions of Arkansas for a free inspection on our services.