Comprehensive Foundation Assessment

If you need a comprehensive and objective analysis of a home’s foundation, look no further.

The Crack Wizard can provide a Comprehensive Foundation Assessment (CFA) of a a property’s foundation and basement.

Whether you’re buying or selling, a Comprehensive Foundation Assessment can shed light on repair items, while removing many of the ‘What If?’ factors that occur when evaluating a home’s foundation.

For $150, The Crack Wizard will submit a detailed report including: Interior repair symptoms; exterior issues that need to be addressed; an understanding of prior/existing repairs (where necessary); and insight regarding a foundation’s overall structural integrity.

Whether you’re selling or buying, a property’s foundation should be professionally and objectively evaluated.

Buyers want to purchase a home with a solid foundation.

Sellers want to a sale home without repercussions.

The Crack Wizard can help you buy and sell with confidence!

The Crack Wizard’s Comprehensive Foundation Assessment (CFA) is easy to read, easy to understand, and specifically addresses the issues that concern buyers, sellers, Realtors, lenders, contractors and appraisers.

Get the peace of mind you desire regarding a home’s foundation.

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The Crack Wizard’s Comprehensive Foundation Assessments (CFA’s) can provide valuable assistance to homeowners wanting to know the condition of their foundation.

The Crack Wizard can assess issues such as: prior/active water penetration; foundation cracks in walls and/or floors; bowing walls; previously completed repairs; vertical settlement; and landscape/yard grade issues.

Whether your foundation is brand new or 100 years old, The Crack Wizard’s Comprehensive Foundation Assessment can address any issues that are of concern to homeowners.

To schedule your Foundation Assessment, call 888.CRACK.WIZARD or request an assessment online at www.thecrackwizard.com.

And remember, call The Crack Wizard for permanent and guaranteed repairs that are backed by our Lifetime of the Structure Warranty. “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

About Crack Repair

We are experienced foundation crack repair professionals, specializing in residential and commercial crack repair at reasonable prices.

While most foundation repair companies could take days or weeks to complete your foundation crack repair, The Crack Wizard can respond to your needs the day you contact us. Using only experienced technicians along with the industrial-grade sealants and resins, means you get permanent results backed by our Crack Wizard ‘Lifetime of the Structure’ Warranty.

crack repair specialists

We are foundation crack repair experts, specializing in repairing cracks and leaks in poured concrete foundations.

Our customer-friendly repair process involves the use of fast-curing, odorless sealants and resins that insure permanent repairs without inconveniencing homeowners with small children and/or pets.

For service on residential, multi-family or commercial jobs:

  • Call us at 1.888.CRACK.WIZARD or get pricing information online at www.thecrackwizard.com
  • You can receive an immediate price-quote from one of our specialists via phone, email or text.
  • We also provide free estimates, 7 days a week between 7a-9p

The Crack Wizard can schedule an estimate or repair around your schedule without you ever having to pay a premium!

Thinking of doing your own crack repair? Think again. Fixing your own foundation crack might seem like a time-and-money saving idea, but it is much like cutting your own hair; it might seem like a good idea at the time, but once you start you might end up with the mess. Having your foundation crack repaired by The Crack Wizard is the solution.

We are your foundation repair specialists.

Whether it’s a home, commercial building or industrial property, look no further than The Crack Wizard! We have revolutionized the foundation repair industry by providing
immediate price quotes; same-day response times; and 7-day availability! Most importantly, The Crack Wizard provides permanent, affordable results without disrupting your family and home life.

Wet Basement Checklist

Wet Basement Checklist from The Crack Wizard

If your basement leaks,
The Crack Wizard recommends using this checklist to help correct some common water problems:

 

  1. Are my gutters clean and free of obstructions?
  2. Is my yard grade sloped away from the house?
  3. Are my downspouts extended in the right direction?
  4. Are there splash blocks under my gutters/downspouts?
  5. Are the service pipes leading in to my house sealed?
  6. Are my window wells clean and draining properly?
  7. Is my air conditioning condensate line clean and draining?

 

cracked wet basement

These simple maintenance items can minimize basement-related leaks.

Call The Crack Wizard if problems persist. Through the use of our exclusively formulated epoxy sealants and injectable resins, The Crack Wizard can repair:

  • Vertical/Diagonal Cracks
  • Horizontal Cracks
  • Leaking Service Pipes
  • Re-Bar Leaks
  • Previously Repaired Cracks

Our experienced professionals will thoroughly and accurately evaluate your foundation problems, and will only recommend repair work that is suitable for your symptom.

The Crack Wizard’s “Life of the Structure” warranty gives homeowners the peace of mind they desire. Our warranty is simple: As long as your house is standing, any crack we repair is guaranteed not to leak. If it does, The Crack Wizard will reseal and/or reinject the repair at no charge. Plus, our Crack Wizard Lifetime warranty is transferable at no charge, regardless of changes in ownership. Whether you’re finishing your basement or selling your home, call The Crack Wizard for your foundation repair needs.
And if you want a price quote over the phone, call us at (888)- CRACK WIZARD

Servicing Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, The Crack Wizard offers guaranteed repairs that are backed by our Lifetime ‘Crack Wizard’ Warranty.

The Crack Wizard Offers:
-7 Day A Week Service
-Immediate e-Quote Pricing
Drywall Removal/Replacement
-Evening and Weekend Hours
-Lifetime Transferable ‘Crack Wizard Warranty
“For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”

Downspout Extenders keep water away from Basement

Keep Water Away From Your Foundation With This Downspout Extender From The Crack Wizard!

Since 1993 The Crack Wizard has specialized in permanently solving one of the biggest problems facing homeowners: Cracked and leaking basements.

To help keep your basement dry and livable, The Crack Wizard is excited to offer this Rainguard Downspout Extender.

downspout extenders keep water away from Basement

After every storm, you don’t have to worry about rolling up your downspout extenders so that you do not trip on them.

Get rid of runoff water and those unsightly downspout extenders, with self-retracting Rainguard™ 6 foot white downspout extensions.

Rainguard™ downspout extenders unroll automatically to disperse rainwater away from your foundation. Helps prevent wet basements and erosion damage to your lawn and flowerbeds.

Replenishes your natural groundwater aquifer. Allows compliance with municipal downspout disconnection programs. Helps reduce water pollution caused by sewer overflows.

Downspout Extenders Self-cleaning design expels dirt, leaves, and debris automatically!

Rainguard™ 14″ circumference fits all standard downspout sizes and shapes. We supply everything you need for fast and easy installation. Rainguard™ is constructed of six-mil thick polyethylene with ultraviolet (UV) protection. All components are tough weather-resistant plastic, with no metal parts to rust or wear out. Rainguard™ is the smart solution: attractive, effective, inexpensive and easy to install.

To place an order, call (888).CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594) or email us at info@thecrackwizard.com. For over 20 years, The Crack Wizard has been repairing cracks and leaks in poured concrete foundations. Through the use of our exclusively formulated sealants and resins, we are able to permanently and affordably solve water problems in basements. Our estimates are free, and we even offer immediate pricing via email, phone or text.

Also, our repair work comes with a ‘Lifetime of the Structure’ Warranty that is transferable regardless of changes in ownership! Once your crack is repaired by The Crack Wizard, it’s repaired forever. “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call!”

RainGuard

Evaluate the Perimeter of your Basement

Most homes are sitting on a treasure trove of useful space: the basement.

However, many basements are damp or leaky, and make unsuitable choices for livable space.

Before you can start any basement remodeling project, you have to keep the water out.  For starters, evaluate the perimeter of your house.

You should ensure that the ground next to your foundation slopes away from the foundation, not towards it.

Backfilled dirt around the foundation will typically settle lower than the surrounding dirt causing the ground to sink in and slope towards your house. If necessary, add dirt up against the foundation to create at least a 2″ per foot (that is, a drop of 2″ for each foot you move away) slope against the foundation. Make sure that the top of the dirt is at least six inches below the sill plate so that there is no ground contact which may cause certain building materials to rot in the future. Next, check your gutters and downspouts. Your roof collects a large amount of rainwater and channels it right to the edge of the roof.

If this rainwater is deposited on the ground right next to your foundation, you’ll have problems.

Make sure your gutters are clean, and make sure your downspouts are discharging their water at least 5 feet away from your foundation.  Also, Watch out for shrubs and other plants that are too close to your foundation.

Rotted roots can create a path for surface water to flow down to your foundation.

You should keep plantings at least 12″ away from the foundation, and on a slight slope to direct water away from your foundation.  If basement leaking persists, call The Crack Wizard.

The Crack Wizard has been waterproofing foundation cracks since 1993, and our repairs are affordable and guaranteed.

 Request information online at www.thecrackwizard.com or call (888)-CRACK WIZARD.

Should I Repair A Foundation Crack Myself Or Should I Call A Crack Repair Contractor?

In many cases, a foundation crack is a nuisance symptom that may only leak a handful of times over the course of a year.

If a homeowner has this type of symptom and is considering repairing the crack on his (or her) own, here are a few factors to consider:

One.  Any repair material that is topically applied to a  foundation wall crack (hydraulic cement, caulk, tar, etc.) will eventually become compromised, causing the patched crack to leak.  By applying material only to the surface of the crack (or “V-ing” out the crack to pack in more material), a homeowner is ultimately creating a potentially more-involved repair procedure if the crack leaks in the future.  Two.  If a homeowner decides to use a D-I-Y Injection Kit, keep in mind a very important factor:  Epoxy and urethane sealants and resins are fast-acting and volatile, and can cause serious injury if used in untrained hands.  Pressure-injecting a foundation crack is not an easy procedure for homeowners to correctly execute.  Plus, in addition to the risk of wasting a lot of materials (and money) due to incorrect usage, homeowners also need to take in to consideration the protective and preventative materials and clothing required to avoid harmful injuries.  <h3>Finally, and most importantly:  Even if a homeowner properly repairs a crack, there is no guarantee or warranty if said homeowner ever decides to sell his or her home.

This factor in-and-of-itself prevents even the most handy homeowners from repairing cracks on their own.

So if you’ve thought about repairing a foundation crack yourself, remember there are downsides.

But for homeowners who want to save money AND get the best warranty in the business, call The Crack Wizard.

The Crack Wizard has specialized in foundation repair since 1993, and our work is affordable, guaranteed, quick, and permanent.

 For a free estimate, call (888)-CRACKWIZARD (1-888-272-2594) or get an immediate quote online by going to www.thecrackwizard.com.  ”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”!

How Can Water Enter My Basement?

The Crack Wizard gets asked this question quite often.

The answer is, water can only enter a basement one of three ways. One: Through the wall. Two: Up from the floor. Three: Over the top of the foundation.

Every home’s foundation is different, and some homes experience none of these symptoms, while other homes experience all three simultaneously.

Why is this information important to consumers? Because the source of the moisture should determine the proper repair.

For homeowners with cracks and leaks in the wall, the most permanent and cost-effective repair is to have the crack(s) pressure injected with either an epoxy or urethane resin. If your water is coming up from the floor and/or where the floor and wall meet, what you’re experiencing is hydrostatic pressure. Depending on the frequency and severity of the water problem, a sump-pump and/or sub-slab drain tile system may be the answer. But before committing to such an invasive, disruptive, and expensive repair, you may want to check your drainage and grading first. In many cases, addressing improper water run-off is a logical and effective first step to correcting a hydrostatic pressure water problem. And finally, if water is making its way over the top of the foundation, this is also attributed to exterior factors that could be corrected with proper and regular maintenance.

The Crack Wizard sees basement water problems every day.

And if you’re not sure where to start, contact The Crack Wizard for a free, no-obligation consultation.The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.

The Crack Wizard is open 7 days a week, 7am-9pm to assist you with your foundation repair needs. Go to www.thecrackwizard.com, or call Toll Free (888)-CRACKWIZARD.

You Paid Your Tax, Now Fix Your Cracks!

This time of year, many homeowners are awaiting their much-anticipated tax returns.  And with the spring rains right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider repairing your foundation cracks and basement leaks.

 Sure, there are plenty of fun things you could buy with your tax return, but why not consider fixing those basement leaks now, before they start leaking in the springtime.

The Crack Wizard’s exclusively formulated sealants and resins are engineered to repair foundation cracks permanently and affordably.

And since our repair work is done from inside the home, The Crack Wizard can fix foundation cracks year-round, regardless of the temperatures outside.

Most importantly, The Crack Wizard can treat foundation cracks even if they’re leaking.

While some foundation repair companies may make you wait days, weeks, or even months for your crack(s) to dry out, The Crack Wizard can quickly and permanently fix your leaking foundation crack NOW, giving you peace-of-mind BEFORE the rainy season.

The Crack Wizard also can give you an immediate price on your foundation crack repairs.

 Best of all, when your foundation crack is repaired by The Crack Wizard, it’s repaired forever.

The Crack Wizard provides a Lifetime of the Structure Warranty on all injection work, meaning that our work is guaranteed not to leak for as LONG as you’re house is standing!

And for homeowners who are considering selling their home, The Crack Wizard’s Warranty is in the name of the property address, and is transferable at no charge, regardless of changes in ownership.  As The Crack Wizard says…..”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.  Find out why The Crack Wizard is the choice of top Realtors, inspectors, and contractors throughout the midwest. For an immediate E-Quote or to schedule a free estimate, call (888)-CRACK WIZARD (1-888-272-2594) or find us online at www.thecrackwizard.com

How Do I Know If My Foundation Crack Is A Structural Concern?

This is a commonly asked question by homeowners who may be concerned that their crack is more than ‘just a crack’.

 Adding to the confusion could be the quantity of varying ‘solutions’ homeowners receive from foundation repair contractors.

And while most foundation wall cracks pose no threat to the structural integrity of a foundation, there are definitely foundation problems that warrant extensive, structural repairs.

 The Crack Wizard has twenty-plus years experience in assessing structural symptoms, and can quickly and accurately recommend a means of repair to solve your foundation related problem.

But for homeowners who want to know what they can do themselves, here are a few quick and easy tips that can help ease concerns about whether your foundation problem is minor or more involved:

 One.  Are your doors and windows closing properly?  Regardless of what you’ve read or what you’ve been told, your foundation is probably in adequate shape if you can close your doors and windows without noticing gaps or ‘sticking’.  Two.  If you have foundation wall cracks, rub your hand over the crack(s) to feel for any significant displacement.  Meaning, is one side of the foundation crack higher or lower than the other? Typically, cracks that don’t have noticeable displacement can usually be pressure injected, and may not require structural repairs.  Three.  Do you notice any cracking on the exterior of your foundation?  Homeowners with brick exteriors should not be alarmed by ‘stairstep pattern’ cracks through the mortar joints.  However, if homeowners notice vertical cracks through the actual bricks themselves, that could be a symptom that requires structural attention.

If you do notice symptoms that could be indicative of structural issues, consider contacting a Structural Engineer to objectively evaluate your foundation BEFORE getting bids.

 The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.  Call (888) CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594) or www.thecrackwizard.com.

Why Is The Crack Wizard The Best Choice For Foundation Repair?

If you have a foundation crack in your wall, The Crack Wizard is your best choice for repair.

 Why?  Because of our experience.  Our results.  And our warranty.

Since 1993, The Crack Wizard has ONLY specialized in foundation crack repair, so that’s all we do.

 That may make The Crack Wizard a one-trick pony, but it’s a really good trick when it comes to solving one of the biggest problems facing homeowners:  Cracked and leaking foundations.  And for 20 years, The Crack Wizard has permanently repaired every type of foundation crack and leak imaginable:

Vertical cracks, diagonal cracks, horizontal cracks, cracks off windows, cracks off support beams, cracks around service pipes, and cracks that have been previously repaired that have re-cracked!

 The Crack Wizard can even repair cracks that are actively leaking, and The Crack Wizard can repairs cracks from the exterior of the foundation when necessary.

The bottom line:  If you have a crack or leak in your poured concrete foundation wall, The Crack Wizard can permanently and affordably repair it.

 And with our exclusively formulated epoxy and urethane sealants and resins, The Crack Wizard will always recommend the most effective materials for your job.  Our industrial-grade injection products are engineered for residential use, and are installed only by trained, experienced technicians.

The Crack Wizard provides only permanent solutions to your cracked and leaking foundation, and will address your concerns in a timely fashion.

 Finally, The Crack Wizard ‘Lifetime of the Structure Warranty’ is the best in the business!  The Crack Wizard warranty states that any crack we repair will never leak for as your house is standing!  Plus, our warranty certificate is in the name of the property address, and is transferable at no charge regardless of changes in ownership.  The Crack Wizard never charges reinspection or transfer fees.  Experience.  Results.  Warranty.  As The Crack Wizard says, “For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.  Visit us at www.thecrackwizard.com or call us toll free (888) CRACK-WIZARD (1-888-272-2594).