Why Are Basement Wall and Floor Cracks Difficult to Repair?

Water leaks from cracks in the walls and floor of the basement can render the space unusable. The job of locating and adequately fixing these cracks is not for the inexperienced. It can prove a challenging project for many reasons.

What causes cracks?

You can have the perfect setup for foundation and basement wall cracks at the time of construction. If the concrete dries to fast, the walls will shrink and develop small, hairline fractures. The tiny cracks will increase in size over the years as water gains entrance. Freezing and thawing make the situation even worse. Uneven settling of the structure can cause cracks in the basement walls and floor, but it will be noticeable soon after the build. Movement of the soil can cause cracks to appear as well.

Variety of Basement Construction Material

No one product and procedure fix every type of crack. Not every repair technique …