How to Successfully do a Crack Injection. A 2020 Updated Guideline

The term “crack injection” sounds like a very hard to do process. However, truth be told, you only need to know a few steps and this is exactly what I am going to present today. So let’s begin the reading session.

Crack Injection – the Steps

Place injection ports

The Surface Ports are entryways for putting the material for repair into the crack. They reduce the requirement to penetrate into the concrete, therefore decreasing the work time.

Seal the exterior

Apply an epoxy concrete repair substance to seal the exterior ports and opened cracks. The adhesive needs around 20 – 45 minutes to produce a surface seal with great bond features that hold up below the epoxy injection. Add the paste in the opened crack and leave only the portholes opened.

The Actual Process of Crack Injection

Start injecting at the most lower gate on the wall. Continue the process until the epoxy begins to run out of the port and over it. That is the optical indication that the crack has been loaded to that point.  The next thing that you need to do is to fill the first port with the given cover. After that, move to the next one and start doing the same process again until you are sure that all the crack is filled with epoxy.  

Lift the Ports

When everything is finished, give 24 to 48 hours rest at room temperature for the epoxy to restore and infiltrate within the cracks. The injection ports can be lifted by hitting them with a tool such as a hammer.

The process of crack injection is not a hard one. It can be done in only four easy steps, but for that, you need dexterity, time and tools. Unfortunately, not everybody can do an epoxy concrete repair when their walls need one. This is why there are professional services ready to come and help you. Professionals such as the team from Tornado Plumbing.

So, if you are from Etobicoke or Mississauga or even their surroundings, be sure to contact us and we will do the hard work for you. If you are from a different region, we are happy to answer any questions you might have.