Water damage is very prevalent in the midwestern climate. With extremely humid summers and heavy snowfall during the winter, moisture is constantly attacking homes. Tie rod holes are incredibly common in old cement structures, such as basements, and can be a huge source of basement leaks. If left ignored, they can crack and cause serious foundational issues to your home.
Fortunately, StayDry® Waterproofing provides a wide variety of waterproofing services designed to keep your basement safe and dry. We provide a holistic audit of your basement and are able to determine what work needs to be done. Our tie rod hole repair services will address any leaks and damage created through cracking in the cement. Before you give us a call, allow our experts to fill you in on tie rod hole leaks and how our services help solve the issue.
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Why Homes Have Tie Rod Holes
Tie rod holes are very common because of how cement structures were constructed in the past. When cement was being made, steel rods and wood were used to keep it in place. The steel rods were distributed evenly in rows along the cement and removed after the cement had set. Once removed, they left small holes that are known as tie rod holes. These holes can cause issues because it allows water to leak through the walls and into your basement.
For older homes with cement basements, these tie rod holes are unavoidable. But what can be avoided is the damage that they can cause to your basement and home. Tie rod holes are incredibly common so there are plenty of methods to repair them and protect from water damage. However, if they begin to crack, this can cause more serious structural damage.
Water Damage and Foundation Repair
Excessive amounts of water can cause serious foundational issues and could compromise the structural integrity of your home. Cracks can form around tie rod holes and the water within the holes can expand the damage. If cracks continue to spread, the cement walls can breakdown and eventually collapse.
Solutions To Tie Rod Hole Leaks
Many of our competitors provide their clients with plugs to stop their tie rod holes from leaking. While it may solve the issue with the leaks, it is a short term fix that doesn’t address the cracking around tie rod holes. We offer polyurethane injections that fill in the cracks and keep water from further damaging your cement walls. This method is able to penetrate cracks, fill in holes, and prevent further water damage.
StayDry® Waterproofing clients will receive a holistic audit of their basement so we can determine the exact repair services that your basement requires. Our services will determine if your tie rod holes are at risk of developing cracks, and we’ll be able to quickly fill them in. Our services are also backed with our industry-leading lifetime transferrable warranty.
Get Foundation Repair Methods From StayDry®
If you have noticed these pesky tie rod hole leaks in your home, don’t hesitate to call StayDry® Waterproofing. We will be able to seal up any cracks and ensure that water stops leaking through those holes. If you are interested in our services, contact us here or give us a call at 800.782.9379!