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Stopping Basement Water in Newton, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 09, 2015

The topic of this blog will be a case study on repairing pipe penetration leaks in a basement of a home in Newton, MA.

The caretaker of a 4.2 million dollar home in Newton, MA called A1 Foundation Crack Repair. We arrived to a beautiful home, went inside and they had exposed some of the pipes that had been leaking. They had to cut some walls down and open up a finished book shelf.

This house had more pipes than we had ever seen. Some pipes were leaking and some were not, but this was the "pipe record" for A1. In fact, there were fourteen pipes: geothermal pipes, gas pipes, pipes that ran under the patio for the gas grill, pipes coming in from the street, two or three irrigation pipes, at least six pipes coming in from the swimming pool and jacuzzi, and quite a few electrical conduits that were also running through the foundation.

Some of the water was leaking in from around the pipes, some were leaking through the pipe and we could actually actually see daylight between some of the pipes and the foundation walls.

There had been attempts in the past to repair the pipe leaks by DIY folks and other companies. We saw foam insulation, regular caulk, hydraulic cement, and even flex-seal.

We repaired the pipe penetration leaks with every tool we have. We used crystallized quartz based materials that penetrate the concrete around the pipe and forms crystals that stops water from coming in, we used polymer resins, and oakum soaked in polymer resins that we worked in and around the pipes, we even used weaved carbon fiber blankets.

The important point is that we stopped the leaks and the homeowners were very happy that we did. For more information, contact A1 Foundation Crack Repair.

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