Foundation cracks are a common occurrence in Montreal, especially on clay soil. Clay dries up and shrinks, causing foundations to shift and cracks to appear.
Foundation cracks need to be repaired, otherwise moderate or major leaks can occur in your basement. As you may know, water leaks lead to mould and mildew. In addition, your foundation deteriorates more quickly in the presence of water. Water may also affect the structure of the house or building, exterior cladding, and openings, including doors and windows.
To carry out professional repairs, we start from the outside. Why not work just on the inside? Because even though interior work is a simpler and less costly operation, it isn’t a long-term solution. By working on the outside as well, we stop water from leaking into the foundation and prevent the exterior concrete from deteriorating prematurely.
The professional and long-term solution is to remove the soil facing the exterior crack, widen the crack with a grinding wheel, and cover the crack with a waterproof membrane. Polyurethane can be injected deep into the crack, providing a truly long-term waterproofing solution.• FREE ESTIMATE REQUEST •
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