Tie Rod Hole Leaks
Repairing Tie Rod Hole Leaks
Does your basement wall have visible tie rod hole leaks? You might if you are seeing circular damp spots, dripping water from a hole, or unsightly brown stains below the openings. The builder that originally put up the wall may have forgotten to have sealed these holes, although new leaks can develop over time as the concrete settles or weakens.
Leaks in the tie rod holes can cause damage in many ways, including the following:
- The damp interior of the opening invites mold and pests
- The water can erode the concrete, especially if it freezes and thaws continually
- The stains expand and become more noticeable
- Surfaces and stored items in your basement could sustain water damage
Sealing tie rod holes solves the problem of future leaks. It is easy to paint over cosmetic damage with a properly sealed tie rod hole. You can also store items near the wall again safely.
What Causes Tie Rod Hole Leaks?
Tie rods form an essential part of a concrete foundation. A house with a basement needs robust support for the foundation’s wall as the concrete sets. The builders remove the tie rods and patch the hole or break off the ends to leave them in place; both methods could leak without proper patching.
Patching tie rod holes is just one small task in diligent maintenance that can extend the life of the concrete and prevent catastrophic failures of concrete structures. If you spot one or more leaks in your basement or wall, you might want to assess whether the construction of your concrete walls was faulty.
Tie rod holes might also have improper seals that need more attention than fixing the visible damage. Be safe; hire our professional team to inspect your basement walls for tie rod leaks and other weak spots before disaster strikes.
How Do I Fix Tie Rod Hole Leaks?
Patching is the standard method for fixing a tie rod hole leak. It fills the opening to prevent water from entering your basement. However, some techniques work better in specific situations.
For example, another way of sealing a tie rod hole is to insert a swell plug. It will fill the hole and expand upon contact with water for a snug fit. Swell plugs save time, reduce materials, and decrease labor costs.
A professional at Perma Dry Michigan has vast experience in tie rod hole leak repair. The team can select the right materials and reduce the risk of the tie rod hole patch failing. The typical patching process follows the following steps:
- We drill to clear away corrosion and damp concrete.
- We fill the hole with a professional-grade sealing agent.
- We add bonded cement interlaced with fibers for additional strength.
We recommend letting the cement dry so the sealant will be firmly in place and more resistant to water pressure or stresses within the concrete wall itself
Perma Dry Michigan | Tie Rod Hole Repair in Southeast Michigan
Perma Dry Michigan is an accredited contractor with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and the leading provider of waterproofing services for the southeast Michigan area. That’s why we’re the company local residents trusts to protect their homes and businesses, large and small.
Are the tie rod leaks part of a larger flooding or damaged concrete issue? We can help with sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and other water proofing tools. Our team also keeps a close eye out for water intrusion as we assess your walls and other surfaces for tie rod hole leaks and other issues.
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Don’t let tie rod hole leaks risk the investment you have made in your Michigan property. Take action; protect your basement today for the years ahead! You can trust Perma Dry Michigan with your home or business waterproofing needs and more.
Do you have water damage in your basement due to leaks from tie rod holes? We’ll send an expert technician to assess the concrete with an upfront estimate on repairs.
Contact Perma Dry Michigan at (734) 412-6367 today for a free estimate on patching your tie rod hole leaks and other top-notch waterproofing in southeast Michigan.