Exterior crack repair process

Posted Mar 31, 2021 in Foundation Crack Repair, Waterproofing

Exte­ri­or crack repairs are a great way to stop the leak before it can even get into the crack. This method saves the home­own­er the expense of hav­ing to remove a fin­ished wall or heavy obstruc­tions. The appli­ca­tion requires a six-step process of both exte­ri­or mem­brane and an expan­sive clay (sodi­um ben­tonite), that leaves a pro­tec­tive seal over the crack.

Crack repair 1
1.) Identify the location of the foundation crack. Remove the stone/mulch covering if needed.
Crack repair 2
2.) Use the posthole digging tool to remove dirt/clay. Continue to trench all the way to the footing. Wire brush foundation wall to ensure that foundation crack goes straight down and does not angle. If crack angels, please refer to exterior membrane repairs.
Crack repair 3
3.) Apply surface coating to cover foundation crack. This is a supplemental coating and not the primary repair.
Crack repair 4
4. Backfill the hole with dehydrated sodium bentonite clay.
Crack repair 5
5.) Tamp some dirt/clay on top of the sodium bentonite.
Crack repair 6
6.) Replace stone/mulch if need; Exterior foundation crack repair (Posthole process)

Many prob­lems can be pre­vent­ed by tak­ing sim­ple pre­cau­tions while oth­ers may require a more com­pli­cat­ed approach. If you are expe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ty resolv­ing a foun­da­tion, base­ment, crawl­space or drainage issue, con­tact us today!

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  • Work­man­ship and ser­vice were excel­lent. Would rec­om­mend with­out reservation.

  • You and your crew did a great job in our base­ment and crawl­space. You went the extra mile to insure that all of our water seep­age prob­lems are over. We would rec­om­mend you high­ly to oth­er peo­ple. Your qual­i­ty and time­ly work out­match­es all the others.

  • We con­tract­ed Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions for exte­ri­or wall seal­ing and foun­da­tion crack repair ser­vices. Ken was very thor­ough in explain­ing the work that would be done, and his crew did a great job. This busi­ness was a plea­sure to work with.

    Stacie T.