Basement Tie Rods Leak Repair

Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut

foundation tie rod leaking water during rain stormTie Rods, also known as form ties or snap ties, are steel traps used to secure the two sides of concrete forms during the pouring of home foundations.

After the concrete has set and the forms are removed, the ends of the ties are cut, leaving part of the steel rod in the hardened concrete.

With time, these rods can corrode and cause holes in the concrete, which can allow water to seep through into the basement.

We can fix all styles of concrete formwork ties and tie rods.

How Are Leaks In Foundation Tie Rods Fixed

Leaks in foundation tie rods can be fixed by repairing the concrete holes caused by the rods' corrosion.

The process typically involves the following steps:

  • The hole gets any lose concrete material chipped away (a concrete drill may have to be used).
  • The surface around the hole is cleaned to ensure proper adhesion.
  • The hole is filled with a high-quality polyurethane patching compound or a water activated compressed swell plug.
  • After the patching compound is fully cured, the surface is sealed with a waterproof sealant.