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Leaking Basements From Spring Thaw Runoff

Its that time of the year when the snow starts to melt and rather than getting snow we start to get rain. The ground takes longer to thaw and every rain storm brings on more trouble to those who have cracks in their basements. When rain water and snow melt cannot be absorbed by the ground because it is still frozen water can enter foundation cracks and leak into homes. A good inspection of the concrete walls and floors can save you a lot of problems down the road. Any new cracks should be noted and the proper repair techniques in repairing these new cracks should be planned in advance. Waiting to repair a crack to see if it leaks can lead to further damage to the concrete and to the basement contents. The Chargar Corporation manufactures a unique crack repair waterproofer which does not required chipping, patching, or grouting. The Chargar Epoxy Waterproofer is a simple brush applied heavy bodied Epoxy which waterproofs fine hairline cracks without the use of any masonry tools. Chargars Epoxy Waterproofer can be simply brushed over the crack with a slight overlap on to the concrete sides. Once the Epoxy Waterproofer cures, it will form an impervious 15 + mil buildup that is resistant to hydrostatic water pressure. More information can be found at or call 1-800-922-4623