Brooklyn Basement

This case study comes to you courtesy of New York City based contractor: ZavzaSeal

The Challenge: 

A homeowner in Brooklyn contacted our team concerned about a persistent leak in their basement. Upon inspection, they identified a horizontal crack in the foundation wall, allowing water seepage during heavy rain or snowmelt. Traditional repair methods like epoxy injection might not have been sufficient for this specific case.

The Solution: Crack Stitch™

We recommended the Crack Stitch™ system as a reliable and long-lasting solution for this structural crack. Crack Stitch™ offers several advantages:

  • High-Tensile Strength: This system utilizes a high-strength, flexible stitch that can handle significant foundation movement without compromising its effectiveness.
  • Minimal Intrusion: Crack Stitch™ installation requires minimal disruption to the surrounding concrete. Compared to traditional excavation methods, this translates to a faster and more cost-effective repair process.
  • Long-Term Durability: The Crack Stitch™ system is designed to withstand the test of time, providing lasting protection against water infiltration.

The Process:

Our team of experienced technicians meticulously followed the Crack Stitch™ installation process:

  1. Crack Preparation: The crack was thoroughly cleaned and prepped to ensure a strong bond with the repair materials.
  2. Stitch Installation: A specially designed stitching tool was used to insert high-tensile stitches across the length of the crack.
  3. Resin Injection: A high-strength epoxy resin was injected through the stitching, effectively filling the crack and creating a watertight seal.
  4. Final Touches: Once the resin cured, the area was cleaned and any necessary cosmetic touches were applied to maintain the overall aesthetics of the basement.

The Result:

The expertise of our team combined with the robustness of Crack Stitch™ installation successfully sealed the structural crack in the foundation wall. The client’s basement is now protected from water infiltration, providing them with peace of mind and a dry, usable space.

Why Crack Stitch™?

This case study demonstrates the effectiveness of the Crack Stitch™ system for repairing structural cracks in basement walls. Here’s why we recommend Crack Stitch™ to our clients:

  • Proven Performance: Crack Stitch™ is a well-established system with a proven track record of success in basement waterproofing projects.
  • Minimally Invasive: This system minimizes disruption to your living space, making it an ideal solution for finished basements.
  • Cost-Effective: Compared to traditional repair methods, Crack Stitch™ can offer a more cost-effective solution for long-term basement waterproofing.