American Basement Waterproofing

Crack Injection Repairs
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Chesterfield Twp, Michigan

Basement leaks are annoying and reduce the value of your home. Call American Basement Waterproofing at (586) 484-5145 for prompt professional service in Chesterfield Twp, Michigan. Our routine repair work includes basement wall cracks, rod leaks, basement window leaks, beam pockets and mortar joints, chimney leaks, and sub-floor drain systems.


Poured Foundation Crack Injection Repairs

poured foundation crack injection repair

American Basement Waterproofing specializes in crack injection repairs that permanently stop basement leaks in poured concrete walls. Work can be performed from the inside of your home any time of the year.

Our high expansion polyurethane hydro-foam is the best injection product on the market. The reasons are (1) polyurethane hydro-foam is hydrophobic and has excellent adhesion, (2) the product does not react for several minutes after injection, which provides the time necessary to fully permeate all parts of the crack, and (3) polyurethane hydro-foam does not shrink, thus can withstand normal settlement conditions which include the expansion and contraction of basement walls during the summer and winter months.

Home Poured Foundation Crack Injection Repair (Outside View)

basement wall crack injection repair
The crack injection repair photo (outside view) demonstrates American's high expansion polyurethane hydro-foam injection material expanding from the inside to the outside of the basement wall. As a result, water can no longer enter the crack and leak into the basement. The product also seals the top of the basement wall. This prevents water from entering the crack through brick ledges and mortar joints. (Interior and exterior surface repairs fail to seal the top portion of the crack).
poured concrete wall crack injection repair

Home American Repairs Cracks in Poured Basement Walls For as Little as $200.

polyurethane epoxy crack repair

American offers a professional grade slow curing polyurethane epoxy surface sealant as a proactive repair on cracks that do not leak or rarely leak. The polyurethane epoxy repair is backed by the American Basement Waterproofing Lifetime Transferable Warranty.

Additional charges may apply for abnormalities, the removal of obstructions, such as drywall or paneling, and previous repair work.

Professional grade slow curing polyurethane epoxy surface sealants are great solutions for proactive repairs. The reason is slow curing products are designed to prevent shrinkage and allow for expansion, contraction, and normal settlement. Fast setting epoxies eventually shrink, lose adhesion, and fail.

Home Hydraulic Cement and Panel Repairs

hydraulic cement repair failure

Hydraulic cement crack repairs may provide temporary relief from water leakage but generally fail due to product shrinkage. Another drawback is many repairmen gouge into the crack several inches to pack the hydraulic cement into the basement wall, which makes the crack larger and can damage the basement wall.

Many types of panel repairs also gouge into the basement wall, which makes the crack larger and can cause further damage to the basement wall. The concept is to place a fiberglass panel over the basement wall crack and allow the water to run down the basement wall into a sub-floor drain system that diverts the water to a floor drain or sump pump. While panel repairs generally work, they are an expensive repair method that presents the risk of a mold or mildew problem as water is present behind the panel.

Home Rod Hole Leaks

rod hole leaks

Rod leaks are the result of steel rods that were used to hold basement wall forms together during the construction of poured concrete basement walls. The two primary types of rods are the slip out and snap off. Both types are very inexpensive to repair.

Slip out rods leave a hole in the basement wall (photo). Snap off rods leave the steel rod in the basement wall.

Backwork crews repair each rod hole on the exterior of the basement wall during the construction phase. However, many of the repairs fail due to settlement or poor workmanship.