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Foundation Crack Repair in Chicago

Methods for Repairing Foundation Cracks

Cracks or leaks in a home's foundation often require a professional evaluation to ensure that there is no major underlying structural damage taking place.

Safeguard Waterproofing - Ram Jack Illinois provides expertise in the field of foundation cracks and leaks with a variety of highly-effective solutions to restore integrity to your home.

Give us a call today at (847) 603-4048 or request an appointment online for basement foundation crack repair in Chicago!

Hairline Cracks Are Normal

If you are noticing very thin cracks around your home's foundation, this is usually not an issue of concern. These are a sign of normal home settling after construction. As concrete cures in place, it will experience small, threadlike cracks due to shrinkage.

Professional Inspections for Cracks

Our team is always at-the-ready to provide a professional inspection of your home's foundation. If you are noticing cracks growing bigger as months go by, this is often a good time to bring in a professional. (You can easily track crack growth by marking their ends with a pencil and measuring the width at the widest point.)

vertical crack in concrete

Methods for Foundation Crack Repair in Chicago

Our team is equipped to provide whatever foundation repair method is most effective to fix the cracks in your foundation. If the issue is an underlying structural problem, our team can provide new support underneath your home as well as lift your home back to its right level. If you have leaking walls, our team can restore the integrity of your basement.

  • Helical Piles: Where foundation failure has occurred, our team can implement helical piles to ensure your home rests on load-bearing soil or bedrock.
  • Driven Piles: These are another solution for when foundation damage requires extensive repair. We can return your home to level if it is sinking or part of your home is no longer supported.
  • Polyurethane Grouts: For less extensive damage, polyurethane grouts are an excellent way to fill in cracks and prevent further cracking.
  • Epoxy & Carbon Fiber Strips: To prevent leaking in your basement walls and to restore their integrity, epoxy and carbon fiber strips are an effective solution.

Dial (847) 603-4048 or contact us online to learn more about foundation leak repair today!

Interior Crack Repair

Epoxy or Urethane Resin?

So, which is best epoxy or urethane resin to repair foundation wall cracks? The correct answer is both. Both forms of resin when used appropriately will work as designed to repair a foundation wall crack. Hair line cracks are a perfect choice for epoxy. And Urethane is best for larger cracks as the product swells when installed and fills larger voids.

Ultimately the size and location of the foundation crack will determine which product is best. And in some cases, both resins can be used on the same repair. Regardless of which resin is used Safeguard offers a lifetime transferable warranty on foundation wall crack repairs for the life of your home.

Our Process:

The crack is professionally cleaned.

The surface ports are installed and a rapid set material is applied over the repair area.

Resin is injected throughout the crack.

Finished repair with a lifetime warranty!

Struggling with vertical foundation cracks? Call our vertical foundation crack repair specialists at (847) 603-4048 or contact us online now!

Exterior Crack Repair

Not all exterior crack repairs are the same. There are a few different ways to fix
a crack from the outside. At Safeguard waterproofing we only fix them one way, the right way, the permanent way!

The proper way to repair a foundation wall crack from the exterior is to excavate down to the footing of the building. Professionally clean and prep the foundation crack. When needed we install a non-shrink mortar. Then HLM 5000 a modified urethane sealant is applied over the crack. Next Mari-DRI 860/861 a self-sealing synthetic peel and stick waterproofing membrane. Followed by Mari-Drain a dimpled high strength polyurethane protective membrane which is fastened to the foundation wall. And a metal termination bar secured to the top of the membrane. Lastly the area is back filled with a bentonite concentrate. *

Our Process

Inspect and locate the crack.

Dig down to footing and expose the crack.

Clean the crack and apply non-shrink mortar when needed.

Apply HLM 5000 modified urethane sealant and Mari-Dri 860/861 membrane.

Apply Mari-Drain protective membrane

Backfill the whole with a bentonite concentrate* and leave the earth mounded for future natural settlement.

Request an appointment online or reach out to us by calling (847) 603-4048 today!

Pricing Factors

The cost of foundation repair varies greatly depending on the extent of the damage and the type of service needed. These factors can include the following:

  • Soil Conditions – The type of soil your home is built on can significantly impact the foundation repair cost.
  • Size of Your Home – The size of your home will also affect the foundation repair cost. Larger homes require more materials and labor, so expect to pay more for repairs in larger homes.
  • Type of Foundation – The foundation used on your home can drastically impact the repair cost.
  • Extent of Foundation Damage – The extent of damage to your foundation will also determine the cost of repairs. Cracks, bowing walls, and sinking floors require different repairs and vary greatly in cost.

At Ram Jack, we provide accurate, personalized estimates and long-term solutions for all your foundation problems. Our experienced foundation repair specialists can inspect your home, provide an accurate estimate for your foundation repair cost, and handle the project to ensure the job is done correctly.

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Guaranteed Reliability

At local franchises, customer satisfaction takes top priority, and they demonstrate this by offering lifetime limited warranty coverage. They go the extra mile to provide customers peace of mind by installing steel piles specifically designed to remain stable. If you have concerns about foundation movement, our dedicated dealers will promptly inspect, adjust, or replace a pile and its associated bracket as necessary. Moreover, they will thoroughly assess your property for any signs of soil movement beyond their previous work.

An unwavering commitment to quality empowers each dealer to fully stand behind their products and services, guaranteeing comprehensive limited warranties that leave no room for uncertainty. When you choose Ram Jack, you can be confident that your house rests on a solid foundation backed by Ram Jack products and training, and the innovative Ram Jack System of Foundation Support.

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  • 2. Book Appointment

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  • 3. Proposal

    Repair solutions completely customized and manufactured based on your property’s needs

  • 4. Finalize & Repair

    Financing and payment options that let you flex your budget

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