A crack in the concrete on your basement is inevitable, risky and problematic. Moreover, it is not a situation that has to be ignored. Concrete cracks are the effects of movement with heat expansion, or the drying and shrinking of the slabs, on the walls or floors of the foundation. DryShield Water Solution Corps, Canada’s largest waterproofing company, specialises in concrete crack repair. Call us, or request a free quotation online from DryShield, to get the best of the concrete crack repair specialists in Toronto.
Nature of cracks:
Concrete cracks are basically horizontal or vertical. Horizontal cracks are conventionally structural caused due to the pressure built up on the opposite side of the wall. The pressure may be due to the hydrostatic force or caused by an improper backfill. A cycle of freeze and thaw in extreme climates may also cause horizontal cracking of the concrete. Vertical cracks, however, are non-structural and are often accompanied by a number of other fissures, along the surface. An expansion and contraction of the concrete over the years, with the changing climates, are usually the reason for these types of cracks.
Methods of sealing:
A house, a parking garage, or a shopping complex – none of these structures can be shielded from nature. Concrete slabs are the basic structural elements in modern buildings, and cracks in these slabs are imminent. However, ignoring a crack leads to breakage and decay in the concrete joints.
DryShield employs top notch contractors, with their years of experience, expertise, and a thorough study of your surroundings would come up with the most appropriate sealing methods, that are both economical and swift.
Source of the cracks:
A pertinent repair strategy can be devised only after proper inspection of the site. Before we repair the concrete joints, we determine the cause of the crack.
Type of filling:
A filling that works well with the materials used in the foundations or walls, has a quick setting time and could prevent further damage or backfill is used by our crack injection specialists.
Our contractors at DryShield diagnose the cause and severity of the cracks and fissures, in the concrete slab of the building, and then suggest a suitable repair procedure. Our latest technologies and years of prowess in the field of crack injection, for commercial as well as household buildings, combined with our commitment, makes DryShield the best crack injection contractor in the business.
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