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One of the best ways to prevent your concrete driveway, patio, sidewalks, etc. from sinking or cracking is with our caulking service at Mr. Level! Caulking is a great way to stop water from leaking underneath your concrete, which can create a few issues for your property. Caulking is very important for the longevity of your concrete. If you caulk your seams, there is a very good chance that youre not going to have any issues with settling in the future. Caulking Can Prevent Cracks and Further Damage In the picture above, you can see a crack that formed in this concrete sidewalk. You can also see that we have filled the crack and the two seams with caulk. The reason this crack formed was because there were already cracks in the seams, but the homeowner could not see them because they were hidden in the seams. If these cracks were to go uncaulked, water would still be flowing into them, getting underneath the concrete which would eventually cause the sidewalk to crack more and even
One of our biggest void filling jobs at Mr. Level is filling break walls. If you own property on Lake Erie, you probablyhave a break wallor seawallto help prevent erosion and flooding. These break walls are typically made of concrete which means that they themselves will eventually erode mainly due to constant contact from waves in heavy rain and snow storms. Some typical signsof break wall erosion are uneven concrete, cracks in the wall, and more. The reason that the concrete cannot withstand the waves is due to voids within and underneath the break wall. Repairing Your Break Wall with Polyurethane The solution is simple, effective, and affordable! We come to your property and fill the voids in your break wall with polyurethane foam. This foam expands in 15 seconds, combining itself with the break wall creating a watertight barrier. The foam actually sprays out about two to three feet in length so we can spray back in really deep crevices creating a more reinforced wall. Reinforcing
What is Waterproofing? Waterproofing involves the use of techniques and resources necessary to prevent water from getting inside your homes basement. When it rains very hard, a waterproofed basement will not experience any water from outside. If you have recently experienced a basement flood, it is important to understand the root of your problems before choosing a plan of action. Even if your basement has seen its share of water, insufficient waterproofing may not be the problem. Why Your Problem May Not Be Bad Waterproofing: Depending on your home, calling your local waterproofing experts may not actually solve your problem. Its important to know where the water came from. If your basement looks fine on the inside, with no cracks, water marks or any presence of mold, mildew or any foul smells, then your basement might not be the problem, after all. Instead, you should rather think outside the basement. If you have concrete outside your home, it could be sunken in, cracked or sloped