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”.