In finding solutions to cracks in poured basement walls, retaining walls and gaps between walls and ceilings and around pipe penetrations, homeowners can now access easy to follow do it yourself crack injection kits, which are at par with those of professional service groups, but reasonably priced.
Benefits of using do it yourself concrete repair kits
Using do it yourself concrete repair kits is not complicated. They have flexible polyurethane foam that penetrates even a 24-inch thick wall. They can hold together narrow or wide cracks, whether they are wet or dry, and no boring is done since the injection ports are glued.
Dual cartridges and a mixing nozzle are included in the do it yourself concrete repair kit for proper mixing of the polyurethane polymers and the permanent seal. There is also the easy-to-use surface sealer and adhesive that when peeled off with the injection ports, gives a clean concrete surface because there is no need to do scraping or edging work. There is also no need to mix with the hand and therefore, no mess.
Repairing concrete cracks
Before starting a do it yourself concrete repair project, you must first be equipped with nit rile gloves, safety glasses, a drop sheet and a caulking gun. Also make sure that the surrounding area of the crack is clean and dry before the injection ports are glued, and the crack covered with epoxy paste. This curing procedure lasts about four to five hours. Only then can you begin to inject the polyurethane resin into the bottom injection port. The polymer will soon come out of each port, and before you proceed to the next one, the existing port must first be capped. This is repeatedly done until the whole crack has been sealed. This procedure takes about three hours before the injection ports can be removed.