Problem: Tie Rod Dampness
Tie Rods (form ties) are the steel traps used to hold both sides of the concrete forms together when your foundation is first poured. Once the concrete has hardened and the forms are removed, the ends of the ties are broken off, leaving part of the steel rod embedded in the cured concrete. Over time, these can rust, leaving a hole which water can pass through.
This may create holes in your concrete walls, and this makes it much easier for water to seep into this space under your home. This is a common basement problem, and a lot of homeowners tend to ignore it because they don't think there is an easy solution to the problem, or they think it's not really that big of a deal.
The solution to this problem is a pretty easy repair.
We make use of a special injection technique with a urethane material to fill these cracks next to your tie rods. The entire process can be finished fairly quickly, based on how many holes need to be filled and sealed. We will begin the process by first cleaning off the concrete that needs to be fixed. This helps to ensure that dirt and debris aren't able to get inside during the repair process and cause problems. Next, we will insert the urethane material into the cracks and fill them up from the back of the hole to the surface of the wall. We will leave the material to sit and cure. Once it is dry, you will be able to paint over it or finish the wall in whatever way you would like. The materials we use will be able to seal the crack, and this means that you never have to worry about seepage and the serious damage it can cause.