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Epoxy Injection - Foundation Repairs using Epoxy resin

Montreal, West Island, Laval & South Shore

Concrete Epoxy Injection is a system for welding cracks back together using an Epoxy Resin. The resin restores the original strength of the concrete. Structural restoration of concrete by epoxy injection is very often the only alternative to complete replacement. Epoxy injection protects rebar and stops water leakage.

Epoxy versus Polyurethane Crack Injection

The largest misconception in our industry is that you need to use either Epoxy Resin or Polyurethane Foam to seal a foundation wall crack. The easy answer is, if the foundation requires structural repairs use an epoxy. If the crack needs to only to prevent moisture infiltration or the crack is actively leaking, polyurethane is usually the best choice.  As your foundation contractor, Akton Injection can properly evaluate the needs of the project and use the appropriate product.

When to use Epoxy to seal a foundation crack.  Strengths & Limitations

  • • Epoxy resin strength & bond with concrete greatly exceed the strength of the concrete itself.
  • • Epoxy crack injection provides structural strength.
  • • Dry surface adherence. (No leaking or wet foundation cracks).
  • • Epoxy crack repair provides the strongest repair to withstand traffic.
  • • Used more often in commercial application for Condos, Apartment building, Hotels etc.
  • • No expansion - a 1/4-inch crack needs four times more epoxy than a 1/16-inch crack.
  • • Possibility the epoxy will flow out of the backside of the crack.
  • • Possibility of re-cracking or creating new cracks if the building moves in the future.
  • Epoxy versus Polyurethane Crack Injection

    The largest misconception in our industry is that you need to use either Epoxy Resin or Polyurethane Foam to  seal a foundation wall crack. The easy answer is, if the foundation requires structural repairs use an epoxy. If the crack needs to only to prevent moisture infiltration or the crack is actively leaking, polyurethane is usually the best choice.  As your foundation contractor, Akton Injection can properly evaluate the needs of the project and use the appropriate product.

    Learn more about Polyurethane Injection

    Polyurethanes are fast-setting, elastomeric and most effective in sealing and waterproofing a crack that will be undergoing slight movement from seasonal temperature changes.  One of the determining factors in deciding to use Polyurethane is if there is concern about leakage from the back of a crack.  Another benefit of their fast setting foam attributes is that it expands and hardens within minutes of injection in the crack.  This reduces the likelihood of it flowing out the back.  While adding almost no structural strength, most residential applications don't require it.

    Waterproofing your Foundation

    Since 1979 Akton Injection has specialized in the repair of concrete and concrete block foundation cracks.  Just give us a call and our team of foundation repair specialists will work with you to find the best product and most cost effective method to achieve a successful, permanent foundation repair.

    Call one of our representatives today for a FREE foundation repair quotation!

    Montreal

    514.694.6622


    South Shore

    450.500.0743


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    info@akton.ca