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Though simple and common, a crack in a poured foundation can can a lot of damage. In the case of Nick and Donna B in Oshawa the damage was a total loss in the basement. The home was only 3 years old when a crack developed in the foundation behind the finished walls. They noticed that the house started to smell of mold about a year after the basement was finished but they could not see any damage. After a very heavy rainfall they noticed that all the carpet was wet and ruined and just about everything on the floor of the basement was ruined and had to be removed. The orignal cost of the basement was just over $30,000 to complete and the insurance company would not offer any compensation on the damage as ground water is outside the scope of the policy.
All that was truly needed for the repair was the FlexiSpan crack repair to seal the crack and never allow the water to have access to the inside of the home again. But the couple also realized that a new crack could develop anywhere else in the basement at any time, so they opted to install a full perimeter water proofing system to make certain that this was never going to happen again.