The 3 Major Issues With Foundation Crack Repair Kits

As a homeowner noticing foundation cracks is important! Spotting these is a critical step to maintaining your home value, and the structural integrity of your house. Foundation cracks can lessen the value of your home and cause basement leaks if not treated appropriately. Foundation cracks can lessen the value of your home. Cracks in basements…

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How To Fix A Basement Leak

In Canada we have a tough climate that can cause damage to your basement which results in leaks. Plus improper home maintenance can also contribute to leaks in your basement. In this article we’ll break down how to fix a basement leak, step by step. How To Repair A Leaky Basement Step-By-Step Although basement leaks…

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Buying A New Home? Look For These 3 Things In Your Basement

With the real estate market hot Canadians have been buying homes at all time highs. After you get an accepted offer there are 2 main things that happen next; financing and home inspection. We recommend that before you even look for financing you should always get a house inspection done first. Try to walk along side the…

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Reasons Not to Fix That Basement Crack Yourself

Duct tape does not fix everything! However, on a serious note, it isn鈥檛 unusual for cracks to form in concrete walls. Concrete is a rigid material, to which normal settlement and other factors can cause cracks to form. Other causes for this problem include poor construction, water buildup in the soil, and fluctuating weather temperatures….

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Four Causes of Cracks in Foundations

Though each type of foundation crack has unique causes, here is a summary of the most common causes of foundation cracks: Concrete Shrinkage:聽As concrete cures, the top layer can dry rapidly and produce web-like cracks on the material鈥檚 surface. Cracks caused by shrinkage do not compromise the strength or integrity of your foundation.Settlement:聽When the soil…

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Water leak between the wall and floor in your basement?

That gap you see between the wall and floor is caused by the way foundations are built. The walls are poured first, then the floor is poured after. This results in a small gap between the walls and floor. What if you see water coming up between them? This indicates that the drain tile around…

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