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Leaking Wall Cracks

One of the most common types of water seepage problems in basements is due to wall cracks. Wall cracks will form on all concrete surfaces. Most often you will find small hairline cracks that run vertically or diagonally from top to bottom on a wall.  Why are these cracks forming on my walls you may ask?

Well there are two main causes to cracking the first is due the nature of concrete. Concrete is a mixture that contains water. This water will evaporate as the concrete begins its curing process. Usually within the first three months of construction, cracks begin to form as the concrete begins to dry. The second cause is due to poor construction techniques such as improper backfilling, cold-weather pouring, and inadequate reinforcement.

So what is the good news about cracks in your foundation? Well the good news is that all concrete cracks regardless of the application. As for the bad news; if the cracks aren’t leaking now they will. Two reasons as to why cracks will leak at one point or another are 1) Water is erosive and will continue to deteriorate the crack until it creates the perfect path to enter and 2) A crack in a wall means that there are two pieces that are wedged together, the space between the pieces allows for expansion and contraction that will cause the crack to open more creating a path for water to travel through.

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Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

Have you noticed any cracking in your foundation walls, problems opening and closing windows or doors, sagging and unlevel floors? These are symptoms of structural foundation problems. It is a good idea to have your foundation inspected by a trained consultant that will help identify the problem and offer the perfect solution.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

Does your basement or crawl space experience water leakage, damp or musty odors, and/or have mold? These trouble causing issues should not be ignored, although most often are. Finding the proper solution for these problems is the first step in creating a healthy living environment for you and your home.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Solutions

Have you noticed a musty smell throughout your home? Well this is a common sign that there is a lot of moisture and dampness throughout your crawlspace. It is important to be able to address these issues for various reasons. Air travels from the bottom up throughout the home.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Looking to sell your property? It is common practice that a home inspection be conducted during a real estate transaction. Don't let foundation or water problems decrease the value of your home. We work closely with the buyer, seller, and/or the escrow company. Selling a home should not be stressful. Innovative is here to help you.