24/7 Rooters provides foundation repair with crack injections for both residential and commercial customers in Bergen, Middlesex, Morris, and the Greater Northern New Jersey area. Cracks can appear in your walls for many reasons, including a water leak, the house settling, or foundation damage. If you have a poured concrete foundation, the experts at 24/7 Rooters can use crack injection epoxies and polyurethanes to completely fill and repair the cracks in your walls.
Benefits of Epoxy and Polyurethane Crack Injections
The crack injection repair process allows for cracks in your walls to be completely filled. At 24/7 Rooters, we use epoxies and polyurethanes to restore the strength and integrity of a wall that has cracked. Known as resins, epoxies and polyurethanes seal cracks and eliminate water, soil gas, and air leaks from your basement walls.
Both epoxy and polyurethane are made of two components. In epoxy, one component is the epoxy resin and the second is a hardener. Both are blended right before crack injection occurs. Epoxy is injected using low pressure. It works best on non-moving cracks. Its strong bond and hard, plastic-like texture resembles glue. Epoxies weld the cracked concrete back together to restore the structural integrity of the wall and create a bond stronger than that of the original wall.
Polyurethane can be injected at either low pressure or high pressure. It is made up of polyurethane resin and an activator, or accelerator. Polyurethane is more flexible than epoxy and can be used when a repaired foundation shifts due to expansion and contraction. It stays in contact with the concrete and moves with the wall so that repaired cracks will not open again.
At 24/7 Rooters, our experts use high pressure polyurethane foam injection for long cracks such as those found in bridges and highways or for wider cracks in thick-walled structures like dams.
The best way to stop a foundation wall leak is with polyurethane foam injection. We use Emecole Metro 102 Premium Polyurethane. This product expands up to 20 times its original volume to fully fill cracks. The expanding foam completely fills the crack, seals pipes, and prevents future water leaks. Emecole Metro 102 Premium Polyurethane is specifically formulated for poured foundation wall crack repair, and it remains flexible so that it can move with the repaired wall.
Choosing a Crack Injection Method
Our professional staff has over 25 years of experience examining structures and completing repairs. We take pride in our excellent customer service. We will send a professional to look at your structure and discuss with you the most suitable injection method for repairing your foundation. Contact us today to learn more.