Why Does Concrete Crack?

Concrete consists of cement, sand, gravel and water.  As the water in the slurry evaporates, the remaining ingredients cure in to a hard slab.

This curing process causes the concrete to shrink slightly, resulting in cracked concrete.

 Certainly variances in moisture and/or temperature play a role in the expansion and shrinkage of concrete, and all poured concrete foundations are inherently susceptible to cracking over time.  Whether foundation cracks are caused by the normal curing process or by settlement (albeit normal, minor settlement),

most foundation cracks in poured concrete foundations pose no threat to the structural integrity of the foundation.

 However, foundation wall cracks can allow ground water in to the basement, causing water damage to finished areas and personal property.  Leaking foundation cracks are one of the biggest problems facing homeowners, and they can occur in any home, at any time, regardless of the age of the house.

For homeowners with leaking foundation cracks, the repair options can vary greatly in terms of cost, disruption, and permanency.

 Since most foundation wall cracks can be easily and permanently repaired from inside the basement, The

Crack Wizard recommends pressure-injecting these types of cracks with either an epoxy or urethane resin.

 The Crack Wizard’s pressure-injection repair process is done from inside the home, so it eliminates the need for outside digging or excavation.  And if the source of the water is coming from the crack, the installation of a sump-pump or other type of pressure relief system isn’t necessary.  Plus, The Crack Wizard specializes in repairing cracks that have been previously patched, repaired or injected.  Foundation wall cracks with prior repairs can be permanently waterproofed by The Crack Wizard, with our repairs backed by a ‘Lifetime of the Structure Crack Wizard Warranty’!

The Crack Wizard is open 7 days a week, and can provide free pricing information online at www.thecrackwizard.com, or by calling Toll Free (888)-CRACK WIZARD (1-888-272-2594).

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