Manassas, Virginia -- New reports show that injecting a vertical crack with high-viscosity polyurethane polymer, which is designed to expand as much as 20 times its volume to allow for natural shifting of a concrete foundation, combined with carbon fibre staples, is a consistently effective solution to vertical crack repair.
Virginia homeowners in the Manassas area no longer need to search for complete wall replacement or expensive drainage systems in the case of a vertical crack, says Quality Waterproofing llc.
This local basement waterproofing and foundation repair company disputes the conventional wisdom among foundation contractors that vertical cracks cannot be repaired. Quality Waterproofing wants to spread awareness that vertical crack repair is a viable option.
Presently, homeowners with a crack that runs up and down their concrete or drywall are often told that the only solution is to replace the entire wall or install interior or exterior excavation drainage systems.
This is perpetuated by the notion that vertical cracks indicate larger foundation issue. While it's true that a vertical crack is caused by shifting foundations, the professionals at Quality Waterproofing say that this is related to the natural shrinking of concrete as it cures, not to some major structural problem.
Ross Cooper, Quality Waterproofing's owner, says "This is a problem throughout the entire industry … homeowners are paying for expensive wall replacements that are usually unnecessary, and it's just because they don't know any better. That's why we're trying to spread the word, at least in our neck of the woods, that it is, in fact, possible to repair a vertical crack -- and it's much less expensive than replacing the entire wall or digging up your basement or yard."