D.C. Byers Company can investigate cracks and recommend appropriate measures for new and existing structures.
D.C. Byers Company/Grand Rapids’ crack injection services work on a variety of different surfaces and building material.
From the inside of the water-affected area, our first step will be to grind out an area to make the crack bigger. Next, we will insert a hydrophilic polyurethane grout by drilling angled holes in non-cracked areas adjacent to the crack. This grout will expand rapidly when it hits water and force out any excess water in comes in contact with.
DC Byers will then patch the existing area with a concrete patch material. The hydrophilic polyurethane grout will remain in the wall, creating a barrier that doesn’t allow water to seep back through.
Why Crack Depth in Important
Water is one of the most pervasive molecules because of how it can spread, seep, and expand on almost any exposed building surface. While cracks can appear on many surfaces, it’s not the coverage area (horizontal and vertical spread) of cracks that are an issue.
If your wall, ceiling, or slab floor has a crack depth of over three inches (3”), you need foundation repair or replacement. For reference, a standard brick’s depth is just over 3½ inches.
Structures That Might Need Crack Injection:
- Elevator pits
- Concrete storage tanks
- Below-grade foundation walls