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Exterior Crack Repairs

Exterior Crack Repairs

At ULB-DRY Waterproofing, we know how to handle any exterior crack repairs jobs as well. Here is the repair process for exterior cracks:

  • A hole is excavated to the top of the footer to expose the crack completely.
  • The wall/crack is cleaned of all loose dirt and other contaminants.
  • A “Bento-Seal” paste is applied over the crack from the top of footer up to within 6″ of finish grade. (Bento-Seal is a combination of sodium bentonite and butyl rubber in a paste form.)
  • The upper portion of the void, as well as any of that above grade, is coated with a one-part polyurethane sealant; otherwise, the seasonal changes in temperature as well as the sun’s ultra-violet rays will hurt the Bento-Seal. It has also been shown to have the same negative effects on nearly all asphalt-based sealants.
  • A layer of heavy-duty visqueen is embedded into the seal.
  • A small amount of bentonite powder is dumped into the base of the hole.
  • A 3-sided form is created using a “Bento-board”/Volclay Type 1 board, and then this form is backfilled around using the existing soil.
  • Bentonite boarding is a water-soluble cardboard with bentonite powder filling in the corrugations.
  • An additional measure of bentonite powder is filled inside the form up to within 6″ of finish grade.
  • The remaining portion of the excavation is capped off with the existing soil, leaving a small mound to allow for settling.
  • All excess soil is removed and disposed of properly.
  • In the situations where concrete or asphalt is removed, it will be replaced after the area has been allowed enough time to settle properly.

For more information about our interior crack repairs or exterior crack repairs, contact ULB-DRY Waterproofing. Call 708-978-7558 to schedule your service today

Exterior Crack Repair