Typical Applications for Waterproofing Using Injection
Injection is commonly used in many waterproofing applications for poured concrete foundations and/or solid concrete structures. Examples are:
1. Crack repair and waterproofing of any poured concrete structure such as foundations, parking garages, concrete swimming pools, etc.;
2. Form ties, tie rod ends or snap rods;
3. Honeycombed areas in foundation walls;
4. Around pipes through poured concrete walls;
5. Waterproofing leaking I-beam pockets in basements;
6. Waterproofing seams between connected concrete structures;
7. Waterproofing voids between layered concrete structures;
8. Waterproofing subway tunnels; and
9. Water stopping in deep underground mining applications.
The Benefits of Injection for Fixing Foundation Cracks
Injecting basement leaks is not only effective; it also has other very interesting benefits:
1. It is done without the need for external excavation!
2. It is completed within a matter of hours!
3. It is, by far, the least expensive way to waterproof a basement or a parking garage;
4. Foundation cracks are repaired permanently;
5. The integrity of the foundation is completely restored; and
6. It is a highly reliable waterproofing method (when done properly).
A successful injection requires a technician to be trained, skilled and experienced. If you shop around for the cheapest price in town you run the risk of getting poor workmanship and materials. This should matter to you because the repair may not last long and you could end up with property damage down the road, far in excess of the money that you saved.
In addition to a technician’s qualifications, successful waterproofing injections require job appropriate resins (typically available only to specialized companies), equipment, and time tested procedures. If you demand excellent results you must select a waterproofing contractor that specializes in injection.