Novi, Michigan -- Polyurethane injection waterproofing company Mr Sponge Waterproofing of southeast Michigan is offering a newly developed tie-rod hole leak device called "TRX Compressed Swell Plug."
The company says homeowners, property managers and maintenance repair personnel can save time and money on costly basement repairs by doing this repair process themselves.
The new TRX plug was developed following 15 years of in-field service from Novi-based Mr Sponge Waterproofing Inc. of Novi. The company says the plug is "unique in its two-stage sealing capabilities and has been field-tested for 15 years as an in-field repair product offered under their service portfolio."
The compressed action of the TRX Compressed Swell Plug allows the end user to tighten the TRX to shut off a basement leak instantly. The second stage of the TRX has a water-activated sleeve that swells with the presence of water causing a long-term permanent seal.
The patent-pending device is designed to seal holes created from forming of poured concrete foundation walls. During construction, conventional wall forming systems called "shuttering" use 5/8" steel rods approximately every 18 inches to hold the forms in place. Once the concrete is cured, the rods are removed, leaving holes that leak over time.
TRX says that leaking tie-rod holes are the most common leak in poured concrete basement, and that the new plug allows users to save on expensive repairs to prevent this issue.