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Polyurethane vs Epoxy – What’s The Difference?

When searching for a Basement Waterproofing Contractor it is always a good idea to understand what materials will be used to repair a leaking foundation crack in your cement wall. The industry standard is either Epoxy or Polyurethane expanding foam. What’s the difference? Let’s find out.

Epoxy Foundation Crack Repair

Epoxy Foundation Repair is more well-known out of the two options, but not always the best solution. Epoxy has a very thin texture, very close to water. The benefit of this it does very well in Hairline Foundation Crack Repair, due to having a low viscosity it is able to penetrate the crack very well and once it hardens it becomes harder than concrete. The disadvantages of Epoxy is more product is needed to fix a wider crack, and due to long cure times, there is potential for the epoxy to drain out of the back side of the wall. Under certain circumstances, an Epoxy Foundation Crack Injection is a great way to structurally fix Foundation Cracks. 

Polyurethane Foundation Crack Repairs

Do you have a Leaking Foundation Crack? If so, Polyurethane will become your best friend. For one, it reacts with water expanding and filling the Foundation Crack within minutes, this means the leak will be plugged and set by the time we leave your home.

Due to the expanding nature of Polyurethane it is preferred for larger cracks, which makes it more cost-effective for both the Waterproofing contractor, and in return the customer.

We understand there can be a lot of choices when deciding how to fix a basement wall crack, and what material to use given the circumstances. Always talk to a local Waterproofing Contractor to find the right solution to your Leaking Foundation Crack.

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