Foundation Wall Crack Repair System – CrackShield

CrackShield is a 2-part crack repair system that is designed for the most skilled contractor and for the novice looking to step into the repair industry.

Grate Products has combined injection methods with strength additives to repair the wall together into a kit that is intended for foundation wall crack repair.

On the website http://www.crackshield.com/ it goes into a bit more detail about how the products work together in order to form a more thorough wall repair. There are also instructions on how to purchase CrackShield, become a CrackShield contractor, or just to learn more about what CrackShield does for a basement wall.

To anyone wishing to add a crack repair method to their skill set, you can simply contact Grate Products on their site or through CrackShield.com to find out when the next training session is. Don’t think for a second that this is a kit that will magically show up at your doorstep and you can start the next day, there is a very detailed check-list for each job, including how to inspect and assess each crack in each wall.

In the contractor section of Grate Products, there are training videos for further educating staff and technicians on the tools and techniques used with CrackShield. After going through the training at the Grate Products Training Facility in Westport, you’ll gain access to these videos as well as to our network of skilled support staff.

Add to your existing business, start a new one, increase the earning potential for your service staff, whatever the case is, CrackShield is an excellent tool to have in your toolbox as a local professional in your area.

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April Showers – Getting the jump on your wet basement.

This is the time of year to do something about the basement.

Water, mold, mildew, radon; whatever the issue is in your basement, getting the jump on spring will save you time, money, and a pained back.

Even if it is occasional water, “every now and then” – this proves that there is a way into your basement from the outside! Doesn’t that bug you? You know you have the chance to see water, and what’s been done about it? “Well it’s been dry all winter”…but that doesn’t mean that it will stay this way. Every Basement, regardless of age, has the potential to flood…that’s a fact.

I can’t tell you how many people on the phone, almost daily, have finally said, “This is the year I’m going to do something about it.”

Standing Water, Leaks, and Seepage
Excess moisture in the basement is bad for the home and it’s bad for your health. It jacks up the price you pay for AC/Heating and it can harbor bacteria and support mold growth. If these aren’t enough of a reason to fix the “occasional water in the basement” then here’s more:

  • Excess moisture/water/dampness in basements of buildings make it 75% more likely that the occupants of that building will become ill.  
  • Damp conditions down stairs can help support mold growth upstairs.
  • Air flows up from the basement, so if there are smells created by the conditions in the basement you can bet that they’ll emerge upstairs.

Pick your motivation! You want a place to watch football, a place for the kids, finally a place to store all your files and junk that it won’t get ruined – keep that picture in your mind and use that to motivate you into correcting the conditions of your basement before the rains in spring.

You CAN have a dry basement, but you have to choose to.

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