The Michigan climate is wet year round. Humid summers and snowy winters introduce a lot of moisture to homes in the midwest. Tie rod hole leaks are incredibly common in Michigan basements. These leaks can be unsightly and leave water stains down your basement wall. If neglected or ignored, they can introduce some serious foundation issues in your home.
StayDry® Waterproofing understands the importance of maintaining a safe and dry basement. That’s why our foundation repair services include a holistic audit of your basement to ensure you’re well protected from the weather. See why we take the time to inspect tie rod hole leaks and why our services to repair them are necessary.
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How Tie Rod Holes Cause Foundation Damage
A tie rod hole is a hole that is found in a cement structure. In early construction work, cement was held together by wood and rods while it set. The steel rods were placed in rows every 1 to 1 and 1/2 feet. Afterward, the steel rods were removed and they left tiny holes known as tie rod holes. These holes make it easy for water to leak into your basement and even cause more extensive damage.
Tie rod holes can crack and water can enter the cracks, further damaging the cement structures. If these issues are neglected or ignored, the leaks can become more severe and wear down the cement walls. Enough damage could compromise the structural integrity of your home and require more expensive repair services. Luckily, there are services that can repair tie rod holes but it is important to know what service is right for your home.
Foundation Repair and Addressing Leaks
Our foundation repair services give you a holistic audit of your basement to address the exact issues that need to be treated to keep your space dry. We will be able to determine the risks your space faces from tie rod hole leaks and decide on the correct action to take. We use polyurethane injections to repair the leaks because it provides the best results for our clients.
Many of our competitors offer plugs as a solution for tie rod hole leaks. While this option does its job of addressing the leak and stopping it, it is a short term fix to the problem that fails to address cracks around the tie rod holes. Cracks around tie rod holes cause the cement to breakdown so it is crucial to use a method that is able to seal the cracks.
Our method for sealing tie rod holes is able to address the cracking that happens around tie rod holes. We inject the polyurethane material into the holes and they seal the cracks as well. This strengthens the structure and keeps water from further damaging the walls. Our service will save you on the cost of exterior basement waterproofing.
Quality Services From StayDry® Waterproofing
If you have noticed leaks due to tie rod holes, don’t hesitate to contact StayDry® Waterproofing. We’ll get the job right the first time and you won’t have to deal with do-it-yourself solutions. If you are interested in a foundation audit, contact us here or give us a call at 800.782.9379!