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.

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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.

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.

How Long Does It Take The Crack Wizard To Repair A Foundation Crack?

How Long Does It Take The Crack Wizard To Repair A Foundation Crack?

2 hours.  That’s right, 2 hours.

A single foundation crack, ten linear feet in length or less, can be repaired in a couple of hours, usually less.

 The Crack Wizard’s exclusively formulated sealants and resins are engineered to work immediately on poured concrete foundations, so the moment we are finished, your crack is guaranteed not to leak even before we are up the stairs.

Further, our repair materials are designed for residential use, and don’t contain the objectionable lingering  odors found in materials used by most other crack injection companies.

 Plus, because we only specialize in foundation crack injection, we can respond faster than full-service foundation repair companies who are backed-up with large scale waterproofing projects.  In most cases, The Crack Wizard can provide homeowners, Realtors and contractors with same-day price quotes.  And our turn-around time to make repairs is usually only a day or two.  And with our experienced technicians covering the entire metro area, we can also provide free in-house estimates with very little advanced notice.

Our offices are open 7 days a week from 7am-9pm, and all crack injection work done by The Crack Wizard comes with our Lifetime of the Structure Warranty.

 That means every crack we repair is guaranteed not to leak for as long as your house is standing!  So whether you are finishing your basement or selling your home, call The Crack Wizard.

The Crack Wizard gives homeowners the peace-of-mind of knowing their foundation cracks will remain dry even during the rainiest of seasons.

 Immediate price quotes.  Experienced technicians.  Fast turn around.  Lifetime Warranties.  And the best pricing in town!  ”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.  For a free estimate, call Toll Free (888)-CRACK WIZARD (1-888-272-2594), or get an immediate online quote at www.thecrackwizard.com.  For cracks in poured concrete foundations walls, call The Crack Wizard.

Can The Crack Wizard Repair A Crack That’s Actively Leaking?

Can The Crack Wizard Repair A Crack That’s Actively Leaking? Yes!

The Crack Wizard’s exclusively formulated epoxy sealants and moisture-activated urethane resins are engineered to permanently waterproof cracks, even while they are actively leaking!

 Many companies will tell homeowners and contractors that a foundation crack has to be “dry to the touch” before injection work can commence.

However, most foundation cracks need to be repaired immediately to prevent further leaking and/or damage.

 So if you are a homeowner, contractor or Realtor who needs a crack repaired, call The Crack Wizard.  Even during the heaviest of spring rains, The Crack Wizard’s experienced technicians can complete permanent, quick and clean foundation repairs.  So why wait?

The Crack Wizard provides free at-home estimates, and also can provide immediate pricing information through www.thecrackwizard.com.

 Most importantly, The Crack Wizard offers a Lifetime of the Structure Warranty on all injection repairs.  Any crack repaired by The Crack Wizard is guaranteed not to leak as long as the property is standing.  And with the Spring rains just beginning, why prolong repairs that can be completed at once?  And to better serve the real estate and trades community, The Crack Wizard offers ’7-Day-A-Week Service’ for foundation crack-related situations that just can’t wait.

The Crack Wizard services the entire St. Louis metro area, and provides upfront pricing via email, phone or text.

 ”For A Crack In Your Wall, Give The Wizard A Call”.  Contact us today for a free estimate, or for initial advice if you are not sure where to start.  The Crack Wizard also offers drywall removal/replacement when necesary, and specializes in cracks that have been previously patched, repaired or injected.

The Crack wizard has specialized in foundation repair since 1993, and can quickly assess your basement problems with upfront, easy-to-understand advice and guidance.

 Visit us online at www.thecrackwizard.com, or call us Toll Free (888)-CRACK WIZARD (1-888-272-2594) for information regarding your cracked and leaking foundation or basement.

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

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”.