Foundation Repair

DryOtter has extensive experience in all types of foundation repairs…whether you have a small crack or much larger structural problems such as bowing walls. Whatever the issue may be, you can rely on us for the best solution using only industry-leading products.

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BRICK, BLOCK, OR POURED CONCRETE

There are many reasons why a foundation may be failing. Situations, such as soil shifting, excessive water/moisture, lack of proper water/moisture, and the general integrity of the structure are all things that could lead to a failing foundation.

DryOtter employs an experienced work force that is equipped with the most modern tools available enabling them to deal with any situation, brick, block, or poured concrete foundations. An inspection from one of our project managers will provide you with valuable information regarding your foundation.

AS IF THE CRACK NEVER EXISTED

Surface treatments are never the right option for fixing concrete foundation cracks. The concrete foundation cracks need to be fixed with crack injection. Typically, non structural cracks are repaired with crack injection materials. If the crack is non-structural and merely leaking, many contractors install a simple polyurethane to stop the leak and fill the crack. However, if the poured wall is cracked it will most likely crack again. There is usually something causing the crack and weakening the wall. Because this epoxy will fill the crack, strengthen the wall, and stop the leak. If the crack is moving it needs to be filled with an epoxy. Epoxy bonds to the concrete inside the cracks and creates a rigid, solid repair. It literally makes the crack bond to the wall again as if the crack was never there. It makes the wall actually stronger than it was before. In addition to epoxy crack injection, some cracks that move (open and close) also need carbon fiber staples. The carbon fiber staples can stop the structural crack from moving.

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BAND-AID VS. SURGERY

If your foundation cracks are due to the foundation sinking, then fixing the crack is like putting a band-aid on when you need surgery. If the cracks in your foundation is a sign of settlement, then you will need to call a piering contractor to discuss a solution. A  combination of underpinning and carbon fiber wall supports and epoxy crack injection may  be turn out to be the best solution. Overall, a professional foundation repair contractor should inspect your cracked foundation to make sure it isn’t signifying more serious structural issues with your house.

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Carbon Fiber Bracing

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement

Our reinforcement system is installed on the inside portion of the wall, and far less intrusive than traditional methods. The final finish is smooth and nearly invisible when painted. Carbon fiber is lightweight, 10x stronger than steel, and non-corrosive, which eliminates the need for future maintenance. View Technical Data >

Crack Repair System

Crack Repair System

Premium Polyurethane Injection. The crack injection repair process allows for cracks to be completely filled, providing a permanent stopgap for water and soil gases. This is an ideal repair system for all types of cracks: Vertical, Horizontal, Corners, even existing epoxy.

Recent Work

  • Egress Window
  • Crawlspace Work
  • Crawl Space Services
  • Foundation Repair
  • Egress Window
  • Crawl Space Dehumidifier
  • Carbon-Fiber-Straps