Waterproofing Basics: Tiny Cracks in the Foundation Can Lead to Damage


Your Indianapolis home is an investment for your future and that of your children. As such, it needs to be well protected and guarded from anything that could cause it to decrease in value. While you might not put much thought into a small crack within the foundation, it could lead to far greater damage that could affect the home. What was once a small problem can easily turn into costly repairs and replacements later but can be prevented through waterproofing and repairs.

Water Damage to the Cement

Cement foundations can withstand a great deal of punishment. Unfortunately, time and the settling of the house can cause small fissures to develop. Once the smallest of cracks begin to form, water can widen the gap. This is done by filling the crack and freezing. When water freezes, it expands.
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