Concrete Crack Repair
Concrete Crack Repair in Edmonton
Concrete is a robust and rugged material; however, even as durable as it is, concrete cannot remain in perfect condition forever. Over time, the stress, strain, and weathering of concrete will gradually compromise its strength and makes it susceptible to cracks, spalling, and worn surfaces. It is at this point where we can come in and make the necessary repairs.
Cracked concrete is typically a signal that the ground that the concrete rests upon has shifted and will likely continue to do so. Noticeable cracks should be addressed immediately before causing any significant and long-term damage to the structure. Cracks in building foundations are a significant issue because they compromise the structural integrity of the home or business and will likely cause additional cracks to appear throughout every area of your building. When cracks appear in driveways and sidewalks, they create an eyesore, as well as a tripping hazard, and are best dealt with before they become a significant problem.
At Walser Contracting, we specialize in a wide range of concrete repair services, from commercial and industrial buildings to residential locations. These services range from fixing cracks on your home’s driveway to repairing your commercial building’s floors and walls. One thing to keep in mind is that different concrete surfaces will require different methods of repair.
The repair of a concrete floor in a residential basement will significantly differ from that of a large commercial or industrial building. We have had the opportunity to work with several different situations over the past years, and our expertise in dealing with these different kinds of structures and surfaces gives us a unique advantage to commit to providing a high-quality finished product. No matter what the damage or the type of structure that has been affected, Walser Contracting will get the job done right and on time.
Concrete Crack Injection Experts
When dealing with cracks in concrete walls, floors, ceilings, underground parkades, or other locations, we perform a crack injection to make sure we have prevented any future flow of water through the concrete surface. We begin our concrete injection service with a thorough inspection of the damaged area. We do this so that we can identify the source of the damage and address it with the right repair work to ensure that it does not happen again.
Walser’s knowledge and expertise come in to play when dealing with the varying temperatures experienced in Western Canada. Being familiar with the fluctuations in temperature helps to understand the impact on the different concrete surfaces, which can end up leading to concrete damage. This knowledge is necessary when it comes to repairing cracks and spalling, which allows us to use the proper waterproofing applications.
Polyurethane Concrete Crack Injections
When dealing with concrete crack repair, polyurethane injection sealers are the perfect solution based on their flexibility and durability. This type of injection stops water leaks or airflow coming through cracks in concrete. The polyurethane sealant expands upon contact and fills the crack. The foundation will likely continue to shift; however, the polyurethane remains flexible and ensures that there is no future water leakage.
Most importantly, we use polyurethane injections to prevent expensive repairs and problems in the future. One significant advantage of repairing concrete sooner than later is that the cost is much lower when compared to the cost of repairing concrete walls damaged by corrosion. This method is perfect for parkades, residential/commercial foundations, or any below-grade concrete under hydrostatic pressure.
Epoxy Concrete Crack Injections
Epoxy injections are used for structural repair when the integrity of a concrete wall or slab needs to be maintained or repaired. Epoxy is an economical method of repairing non-moving cracks in concrete walls, slabs, or columns and can restore the concrete to its pre-cracked strength. It is essential before performing any injection that the cause of the crack is determined. If the source of cracking has not been determined and fixed, there is a high likelihood that the concrete may crack again.
Repair by epoxy injection can restore structural integrity and eliminate moisture in cracks. This method is ideal for repairing cracks smaller than 1/8 of an inch. Cracks can be injected from one or both sides of a concrete member and can be completed vertically on walls or horizontally on floors or ceilings. Like polyurethane injections, epoxy injections allow the resin to migrate and fill all areas of the crack using high-pressure injection to restore structural integrity to the area.
Polyurethane or Epoxy Injections
When it comes to foundation crack repair, polyurethane and epoxy injections are more practical options than fixing your foundation cracks using an at-home repair kit. Epoxy and polyurethane injection resins seal cracks and eliminate water and air leaks from concrete walls. Polyurethane foam injection is ideal for repairing more extensive cracks. Our polyurethane foams work by filling voids and sealing around pipes. Polyurethane foam injections are the best way to stop an active air or water leak within the concrete wall. The expanding foam fills the crack and prevents future leaks. The air or water will remain outside and will not be able to penetrate the inside.
Our polyurethane and epoxy products are much more heavy-duty than the crack repair kits you can buy in the store. They are used by professionals to repair cracks within your concrete structure permanently. It is vital to get your concrete crack repaired the first time correctly, and doing so will save you time and money in the long run. Attempting to repair concrete cracks yourself and only having it fail in a few years will only make the overall issue worse.