If you are doing Basement Finishing in the Michigan area, it is important to note the excessive amount of moisture that occurs throughout the year. One of the most important aspects to make note of before finishing your basement is to address any leaks. You need to keep your basement dry before doing any basement finishing work.

StayDry Waterproofing provides a wide variety of waterproofing services to Michigan residents. Basement waterproofing is incredibly important for midwestern homes because of the summer storms and heavy winter snowfall. One of the most common source of leaks is tie rod holes. We provide a specialized polyurethane injection for tie rod hole leak repair.

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What Are Tie Rod Holes?

Tie rod holes are an extremely common feature to Michigan basements that cause leaks within a basement. These leaks tend to be incredibly unsightly. They are easily recognizable. If you look around your basement and notice quarter sized marks with water leaking to the ground, that is a tie rod hole.

The reason tie rod holes are common is because of how cement structures were formed. In the past, cement was held together by wood and steel rods while it dried. Afterward, the steel rods and wood were removed and the rods left small holes in the cement. The rods are typically placed in a uniform row 1 foot above the floor and 5 feet above the ground.

Polyurethane Injections For Tie Rod Holes

A popular method to fix tie rod hole leaks is a do-it-yourself method of a plug. While the plugs are able to stop the leak, they do not address cracks or the damage that could possibly occur around and within tie rod holes. If the damage is neglected or left unfixed, it can cause serious structural damage to your home.

We offer polyurethane injections that are capable of sealing the holes and penetrating the cracks to keep water from damaging your walls. The polyurethane material is water-activated and it expands to provide a lot of sealing pressure around the tie rod holes and the cracks. Our solution works every time and ensures that water damage doesn’t occur in your cement walls or basement.

A Dry Basement For Basement Finishing

It is crucial to waterproof your basement before finishing your basement. If you are adding walls and insulating pipes, lack of waterproofing can introduce a lot of issues. The water will leak behind walls and damage any insulation or work behind the walls. All the hard work put into finishing your basement can be ruined by a rainy day.

Our StayDry heroes will arrive at your home and perform a holistic audit of your basement to determine the services that will be needed. We will be able to address any threats to your home and make sure your basement is safe and dry. If your tie rod holes are a problem, we can keep them from leaking.

Have Your Basement Inspected By StayDry Waterproofing

If you are doing basement finishing in your Michigan home, be sure to take the proper precautions with basement waterproofing. StayDry offers the best services to get you started on your basement finishing projects. If you are interested in an audit of your basement, contact us here or give us a call at 800.782.9379!