Foundation Leak Repair FAQs

FAQs About Foundation Leak Repairs

How can I tell if I need foundation wall crack repair?

Not all cracks in a foundation wall are an indication that there is an issue that needs to be resolved. You need to monitor the size of the crack and if it remains unchanged or is increasing over time. If it remains the same in size, it is due to the natural settling of the foundation. If the crack is increasing in size, you will need foundation wall crack repairs.

Can cracks leak?

Yes; when left unfixed for a long time, any crack can begin to leak. Some cracks are more resistant to water than others, but all can eventually leak. We recommend that you have all cracks repaired to ensure your foundation walls will not leak.

How long does it take to have your basement walls repaired?

It depends on the size and scope of the repairs needed to fix your basement foundation walls. Typical crack repairs take between two and three days to complete. It may take up to four to six weeks to fix additional drywall and mortar cracks and to allow your foundation walls to adjust to their new position.

What causes foundation cracks?

There are several things that can cause cracks in your foundation walls, including water, soil expansion and contraction, and settling. Water from heavy rains, plumbing issues, snowmelt, and flooding are possible causes for cracks forming. Tree roots under or next to your foundation may also cause cracks.

Contact Our Waterproofing Contractor Today

At LockTight Waterproofing Corp., we provide professional basement foundation repairs to the Amherst, NY area. Our waterproofing contractor can repair any cracks that form in your foundation walls. There are many things that cause cracks to form in your foundation, including roots under or near your foundation, heavy rains, poor drainage, or plumbing issues. Regardless of what is causing cracks to form, we can help. If your cracks are leaking, we perform basement leak repairs that will prevent water from entering your basement. Contact us today for a free estimate of your repairs!