Residential Case Studies: Seal the Problem
Always check your joints in your concrete because you could be standing on a foundation destroyer. What do we mean by that? In Windsor, Ontario, a home had a sinking walkway and set of stairs that separated from the house, allowing water to trickle into the foundation. Over time, the foundation will soak up the water, causing it to leak into the home. That is a big no-no in our books. We had to fix this situation before it got worse.
Andy Moncrieff, our Project Manager, set our homeowners at ease with the solution he provided. He would have our installation specialists inject the sinking slabs with our high-density polyurethane to lift them to their original position. The team would also seal all the widened wall-to-floor joints to protect the home from any moisture. On a later day, our installation specialist Kyle McKeown came in and did exactly that. The process was minimally invasive since the polyurethane injections are the size of dimes, and the NexusPro® sealer sits flush against the home. The homeowners were ecstatic when the work was completed seamlessly and didn't have to worry about tripping on the uneven concrete or have any water issues. The problem was sealed off for good.
Before: Take a closer look at the sinking point in the middle of the step and the stair-to-floor joint being exposed.
Before: All of the side slabs started to sink and pull away from the home exposing the home's foundation. Super vulnerable to water penetration.
After: All stairs are leveled and joints are sealed.
After: Take a glance at the sealer coating the wall-to-floor joint perfectly.