If you have a leaky basement, then you need basement crack repair. You can either do your own crack repair or hire a professional. If you do your own basement crack repair, make sure you have the right tools and equipment before you get started.
One way to make sure that you have everything you need is to purchase a basement crack repair kit. These kits can be purchased at your local hardware store or online. Each basement crack repair kit comes with everything you need to fix the cracks yourself. In every basement crack repair kit, you will receive the following:
- A how-to CD to help you repair your basement
- Sealants to seal the crack
- Injection guns to spread the sealant evenly
Basement crack repair kits can be expensive: $150.00 or more. They can also be very useful because they have everything you need all in one place. The CD walks you through the basement crack repair so you can stop, rewind, and play it over again until you understand it completely.
If you decide not to use a kit, you can find individual supplies for basement cracks at your home improvement store. You must reach cracks that are hairline in size up to large cracks that may take a complete tube to fill.
Allow time for your repair to dry before sanding or painting it. Depending on how dry your basement is, this process can take anywhere from 24 hours to a week. Place a fan in the area to speed up the drying process, but do not place it too close, as doing so cause issues to the repair setting properly.