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”!