Friday, June 18, 2010

Foundation wall repair kits and solutions - Add Crackshield to your Toolbox!

Even existing companies sometimes run into situations that they just don't have a solution for. Many waterproofing companies, and even some general contractors, who have loads of work, referrals and brand recognition, will comeacross something that they can't fix. Typically this would be something as simple as a basement wall crack that needs to be repaired.

Do you loose business because you can't provide a solution?
As business owners, you know that if you don't have a solution, you have to give work away. You may have a relationship like that locally. Plumbers will give an Electrician friend a lead, and vise versa. But as a contractor, what if you could provide a solution for repairing a basement wall crack? Would you give away less business? Would you be able to reach out to more homeowners? Would you be able to reach out to other businesses with your solution?

By taking on a simple foundation wall crack solution you can open up doors in your state to get you more business, more recognition, and more importantly, name recognition.

Make more money - help more customers!
Providing more solutions to more people allow you to become the expert in your field. Having the right tools in your toolbox allow you solve more problems and help more people, and helping people while being profitable is what being a Contractor is all about.

CrackShield is a 2 step process that any contractor can be trained to install correctly. Once trained wall cracks in foundations can be easily repaired and warrantied by a Nationally supported warranty. This will set you and your business apart from your competition and allow you to handle more business with more confidence. In this economy, adding another solution to your toolbox will help keep your company going and help keep your workers working.

Consider CrackShield for your toolbox by visiting and see about joining the Grate Products family of contractors.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Crack Injections - Why CrackShield includes epoxy injection in it's foundation repair process.

CrakShield, a two part foundation wall crack repair system, includes epoxy injections in its' process.

Epoxy injection has evolved into a system of repair that is reliable and carries with it very long and trusted warranties on the work. Having multiple epoxies on the market can make it hard to figure out which is best for each repair. Considering that CrackShield is a two part system, it's choice in epoxy for the injection process is one that will last considerably longer in conjunction with the structural repair portion of the product.

CrackShield's epoxy is a hydrophobic injection process. This means that it will push water out and expands in the void left by the crack in the concrete. Using a hydrophilic epoxy would actually require being wet to stay at it's full expansion, where as CrackSheild's epoxy does not.

This gives you a few distinct advantages:

1.) It fills the whole void: Expansion into the joint and filling the whole void is what injection is all about. Filling this void is faster and cleaner with epoxy as well as more reliable. Hydraulic cement is normally only used for patch work, it will become brittle over time, and can't easily be forced into a hole/crack/opening as easily as Epoxy can be.

2.) Doesn't need to be moist: water won't always come in contact with the crack. By using an epoxy that doesn't require water to stay expanded, the injection will stay expanded and ridged for longer, which means your foundation crack will stay filled and repaired longer.

Once the crack is fully injected the structural fiber reinforcement strips can be applied directly over the epoxy. The void is now filled and sealed, and now the fiber strips will physically repair the wall and give added strength to the weak point in the wall. CrackShield is perfect for all of your Foundation Wall Crack Repair needs.