I Have Leaks Behind Drywall. What Should I Do?

I Have Leaks Behind Drywall. What Should I Do?

That’s a common question without a simple answer for homeowners facing this stressful situation.  Is the leak a recurring issue, or does it happen once or twice a year?  Does the leak manifest itself over a sizable area of the wall and/or floor, or is it a small, confined leak?  Is your wall poured concrete, or is it made of concrete block or stone?  The Crack Wizard’s advice is this:

The only way to accurately assess the source of a leak is to actually see where the leak starts from inside the basement.

 Unfortunately for homeowners with finished basements, the idea of removing drywall, paneling, and trim work isn’t anybody’s first choice.  But if the leak is persistent and wreaking havoc with walls and/or carpeting,

the only way to isolate the leak and solve the problem is to remove the drywall (or paneling) so the leaking area can be found and evaluated.

 The Crack Wizard is one of the only foundation repair and waterproofing contractors to provide drywall removal/replacement services.  The Crack Wizard charges a little extra for this service, but it eliminates the need to have a foundation repair contractor at the mercy of a drywall contractor (and vice-versa).

With 20 years experience, The Crack Wizard can confidently determine if a leak pattern could be a crack behind drywall, as opposed to something symptomatic of a larger water problem.

 Further, there are many situations where a homeowner only sees a crack on the exterior of the foundation.

In these cases, it is possible to effectively pressure-inject the crack from the ‘outside-in’ with a fast-activating urethane resin from The Crack Wizard.

 While this repair approach has limitations, it is a successful option that doesn’t involve exposing and disrupting a finished lower level.  For a free estimate or for more information, call Toll Free (888)-CRACK WIZARD, or request information online at www.thecrackwizard.com.  As The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

Should I Fix My Crack If I’m Selling My House?

Should I Fix My Crack If I’m Selling My House? Yes!

If you are planning on selling your home, it is required by law that you disclose any known defects.

Since foundation cracks are one of the most common repair items noticed during the listing process, The Crack Wizard strongly advises having your foundation cracks corrected prior to putting your home on the market.

The Crack Wizard understands the concerns facing both sellers and buyers when it comes to foundation related symptoms, and we can minimize stress and provide peace of mind when it comes to repairing foundation cracks. Because we work closely with many top Realtors and home inspectors, The Crack Wizard knows the significance of providing timely, affordable repairs backed by our Lifetime of the Structure ‘Crack Wizard Warranty’.

The Crack Wizard Lifetime Warranty guarantees our repairs against future leakage for as long as your home is standing.

Plus, The Crack Wizard Warranty Certificate is named by the property address, so the repairs are covered under warranty by whoever is living in the home at any given time. And as an added feature, The Crack Wizard Warranty is transferable at no charge, regardless of changes in ownership. There are never re-inspection or transfer fees with The Crack Wizard. More importantly, by not making the repairs before the house is put on the market, sellers make themselves vulnerable to unnecessary bids that could cost thousands of dollars.

By proactively addressing foundation cracks before a house is put on the market, you will eliminate the risk of buyers and/or inspectors noting symptoms that could disrupt an otherwise smooth transaction.

Finally, for additional savings, ask about our ‘Realtor Discount Program’ if you got our name from your real estate agent. The Crack Wizard says…”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

Request an immediate online quote at www.thecrackwizard.com, or call Toll Free (888) CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594).

How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Foundation Crack?

The cost to repair a typical foundation crack is between $300-$400.

 Our upfront pricing is based on your answers to a few simple questions, which can be found on our ‘Ask The Wizard’ feature on our home page.

 Instead of complicating the process of pricing foundation cracks, The Crack Wizard makes it easy by providing immediate price quotes to potential clients.

Need a ‘concrete price’ on a foundation crack?

 The Crack Wizard would like the answers to just a few questions:  One, is your foundation wall made of poured concrete?  Two, has your crack ever been patched, repaired or injected before?  Three, approximately how long, in linear feet, is your foundation crack?  And finally, how many cracks need to be repaired? (For homeowners with multiple cracks, the price-per-crack becomes incrementally lower.)

Based on these answers, The Crack Wizard can provide homeowners, Realtors, inspectors and contractors an immediate and accurate repair price.

 And for those customers who are on-the-go, The Crack Wizard can submit your quoted price via email or text message.  Obviously, we always like to assess foundation symptoms in-person, but for those of you who need the information quickly, The Crack Wizard will help.  Further, The Crack Wizard repair work comes with a Lifetime of the Structure ‘Crack Wizard’ Warranty, which is transferable at no charge, regardless of changes in ownership.

It’s not always easy getting a quick and accurate price quote from a foundation repair contractor.

 But with almost 20 years experience, The Crack Wizard takes pride in simplifying the pricing process, removing unnecessary stress and guesswork for homeowners.  Get the peace of mind you need by finding out upfront what your foundation crack repair will cost.

If you have a foundation crack, submit your information online or call us Toll Free at (888) CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594).

 The Crack Wizard says,  ”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

Why Winter Is The Ideal Time To Repair Foundation Cracks

The Crack Wizard repairs foundation cracks year-round.

And winter is the perfect time for homeowners to repair foundation cracks because during the winter months, the ground is dry and foundation cracks typically do not leak.  These are ideal repair conditions for The Crack Wizard, but more importantly, it’s an ideal time for homeowners to make foundation repairs.  Why?

Because you can solve your foundation problem prior to the spring rains.

 Typically, foundation leaks occur with the first sign of heavy, consistent rains in March or April.  Repairing a foundation crack before leaks develop will give homeowners the assurance and peace of mind that their leaking foundation problems are solved before ground water can damage personal belongings and finished areas of a basement.

Also, The Crack Wizard’s exclusively formulated sealants and resins are designed for year-round, indoor residential use.

 Even the coldest of basement walls can be worked on during the winter months with The Crack Wizard’s epoxy-based sealants and resins.  Plus, The Crack Wizard’s use of both epoxy and urethane resins ensure permanent repairs that will withstand even the most extreme variances in moisture and/or temperatures.  If you have a foundation crack that leaks, there’s no reason to wait for it to get worse.

The Crack Wizard provides permanent, affordable foundation repairs that allow homeowners to comfortably and confidently finish their basement.

 Plus, the winter months are when basement storage becomes necessary, so keeping your basement dry will ensure leak-free storage conditions until spring.  Request a free estimate online or call Toll Free (888) CRACK-WIZARD.  The Crack Wizard is open 7 days a week for your convenience, and can even provide clients with an immediate price via phone, text or email.

As The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

 We look forward to assisting you with your foundation repairs this winter.