Featuring the industry's Original Concrete Crack Repair Kits, Emecole's D-I-Y line of products continue to provide homeowners with a proven product backed by our team of concrete repair and waterproofing experts. Kit coverage rate is an estimate projection based on typical repair conditions. Actual coverage may vary and is dependent on crack width, depth and the potential for enlarged voids further into the wall or slab.
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Thin Hairline Crack
Diagonal Hairline Crack
on Basement Wall
Basement Wall Cracks -
Wet & Leaking, Non-Structural
These cracks develop due to initial settling of the foundation or natural shrinkage of the concrete within a few months after being poured. These cracks tend to be thinner, anywhere from 1/8" to hairline. While they can occur anywhere in the foundation, they usually form around an opening, such as windows or doors. These cracks may be vertical or diagonal. These cracks allow in water and soil gases, including radon, which can affect the home's indoor air quality.
The low pressure injection of polyurethane properly fills cracks in the foundation and prevent further water entry. The Emecole Foundation Crack Repair Kit with Polyurethane Foam includes all the components necessary to repair either 10 foot or 30 foot cracks via low pressure injection.
Formation of Cracks
Beneath Basement Window
Structural Basement Wall Cracks
When the foundation continues to move as a result of on-going settlement, soil pressure and freeze/thaw cycles, the end result is the formation of cracks. These cracks are more likely to be wider (gaps larger than 1/8" or more), horizontal, jagged or stair-stepped.
The low pressure injection of epoxy provides the necessary strength to fuse structural cracks together, creating a strong repair. The Emecole Foundation Crack Repair Kit with Epoxy includes all the components necessary to repair either 10 foot or 30 foot cracks via low pressure injection.
Formation of Crack
Active Foundation Movement
(Preventing Repaired Cracks from Re-Opening)
While basement wall cracks repaired via low pressure injection are strong and durable, the formation of new cracks around previously repaired cracks may develop as a result of actively moving foundations (i.e. continued soil settlement). In such scenarios, additional reinforcement beyond crack injection is necessary.
The installation of Carbon Fiber Staples distributes the stress load away from the damaged area, which prevents further crack formation. The Emecole Carbon Fiber Staple Crack Repair Kit includes everything needed for the proper installation of Carbon Fiber Staples into the basement wall.
Typically, home builders drill holes into the foundation to accompany various basement sewer pipes or water lines. These holes are then sealed with a mortar or water plug. Since the voids still exist, water comes in and eventually overtakes the sealed area resulting in leakage. These voids also provide an entry for soil gases, including radon.
The Emecole Pipe Penetration Repair Kit provides the components necessary to fill leaking voids that surround basement wall pipes.
Basement Floor Crack
Garage Floor Crack
Indoor Concrete Floor Cracks
(Basements or Garages)
Cracks in basement floors and garage floors usually occur as a result of concrete shrinkage, a poor mixture of concrete and water, poor installation methods or a combination of all of the above. These cracks can seep in water and provide an entry for dangerous soil gases, including radon.
The Emecole Slab Crack Repair Kit provides the components necessary to fill cracks in basement and garage floors. The repaired area is fused together, resulting in a strengthened surface that is strong and durable.
Crack in Driveway
Crack in Patio
Outdoor Concrete Slab Cracks
(Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks)
Cracks in recently poured concrete occur naturally due to the shrinkage of concrete, which unfortunately leaves driveways, patios, sidewalks and pool decks vulnerable to cracking. In older concrete flat surfaces, cracks may form as a result of a poorly installed base, freeze-thaw cycles or pressure from soil or tree roots.
The Emecole Slab Crack Repair Kit with UV Stabilization provides the necessary components to fill concrete slab cracks while protecting the repaired surface from exposure to UV rays.
Wide Crack in
Wide Cracks in Flat Concrete Surfaces
Resulting from Active Movement
When freeze-thaw cycles or expansion/contraction of concrete result in the widening of previously thin concrete cracks, this is a sign that active movement exists (cracks larger than 1/8" gap or wider). Such floor crack repairs require additional reinforcement to minimize the formation of new cracks around previously repaired cracks.
Following the repair of a crack in a concrete floor or slab, the installation of Carbon Fiber Stitching Dogs will protect the repaired area from the formation of new cracks due to movement in the concrete. The Emecole Carbon Fiber Stitching Dog Accessory Kit includes everything needed for proper Stitching Dog installation.
Control Joints in Flat Concrete Surfaces
Open control joints in concrete floors can cause problems in warehouses in which forklifts are used. The Emecole Control Joint Filler Kit provides the components necessary to fill control joints in any concrete floor or slab surface.
Large Areas of Concrete and Blacktop Repairs (Cracks and Control Joints)
For large area properties, such as schools, business parks or public buildings, a variety of issues with both concrete floors and slabs are likely to exist. The Emecole Facilities Flatwork Repair Kit is ideal for handymen or any maintenance department that may run into issues with concrete control joints, cracks in concrete slabs and floors or blacktop surfaces.
Resulting from Penetration
Moisture or Soil Gas Penetration
(through Poured Concrete or Concrete Block)
The penetration of moisture through the basement wall can result in spalling or other significant damage to the concrete. Efflorescence build-up is a telltale sign that moisture is present. Soil gases (including radon) can also infiltrate through concrete and into the basement, thus affecting the home's indoor air quality.
EmeSealCrete is a spray application that provides a protective barrier protecting basement walls and floors from the penetration of moisture and soil gases.
(Opening Where the
Wall meets the Floor)
Soil Gases Coming Through Cove Area
If radon or other soil gases are present in the basement, one potential point of entry may be the cove, where the basement wall meets the concrete floor. From hairline thin to as wide as a 1/4" gap, the cove should be properly sealed to prevent a common entry point for soil gases.
RadonShield Sealant provides a radon resistant, air tight seal that properly fills cove joints, eliminating a common entry point for dangerous soil gases.
Stained/Spalled Basement Walls
Spalled or stained basement walls are unsightly. Asides from drywall installation, there are not many options for improving the appearance of aesthetically damaged walls.
EmeKote 100 provides a clean decorative finish. For maximum advantage, we recommend the application of EmeKote 100 following the use of EmeSealCrete to result in a clean decorative finish that also protects against moisture and soil gas penetration.
Outdoor Brick and Paver Preservation
Outdoor concrete and masonry surfaces left untreated are prone to water penetration and exposure to UV rays. This can result in spalling, scaling and general cracking.
EmeSil Brick & Paver Sealer provides the necessary protection to preserve the look and integrity of outdoor concrete and masonry surfaces.
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