Polyurethane is used to seal the crack before vapour barrier is installed over top
The crack stemmed from where the pipe was fed through the concrete
Any water that leaks through the gap now goes to an in-floor drain
This drain catches any water that seeps through and lets it flow into the groundwater
Concrete is an excellent tool for homeowners and builders. Everyone uses it from commercial to residential, and when you think of a city, you typically picture some sort of concrete.
A customer in Port Perry, Ontario, was dealing with a leak in her concrete foundation. Her septic pipe was fed through the wall, and as the foundation expanded over the years it began to separate. Water was coming in and soaking the floor whenever it rained, so she decided enough is enough.
The homeowner called Clarke Basement Systems, and System Design Specialist Chris Luke met her at her home. He inspected the space and designed a system to eliminate her water problem.
Foreman Mark Dougherty was in charge of the repair. Typically, our FlexiSpan® repairs use a drain to cover the exterior, but since we had to work around the PVC septic pipe, CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier was used instead. Mark sealed the crack with a polyurethane sealant to stop the water and dug an in-floor drain to deal with any additional leaks.
The customer is thrilled that the crack is repaired. She can go back to using her basement to its full potential again and has a warranty to go with it.