Yesterday we had Fitz of Clarke Basement Systems commence the repair to the crack in our home’s foundation wall by confirming the point and extent of the water leak.
Today we describe how he began the repair by confirming the location of the foundation wall crack inside the house.
Now remember, the FlexiSpan foundation wall crack repair system is unique to Basement Systems franchises whether in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.
So, the first thing Fitz did was to carefully remove the baseboard so we could reuse it. In our case it was about 12 feet in length.
Then he proceeded to measure and then make his initial cut into the drywall.
The purpose of this initial drywall cut was to confirm the location of the crack on the inside of the foundation wall while minimizing the amount of drywall removed which would have to eventually be repair.
This was followed by removing cutting into the vapour barrier, removing the fibreglass insulation and the tar paper to expose the foundation wall and the crack on the inside.
Now that Fitz located the foundation wall crack on the inside, he then proceeded to cut away more of the drywall to fully expose the foundation wall crack and allow sufficient room to apply the FlexiSpan repair.
The good news was that no mold had occurred. Not on the tar paper, also not on the bottom of the 2 X 4 wood on the cement floor which served as the base of the wood frame for the drywall. Fitz removed this part of the wall frame for reasons which I would learn shortly.
Had there been evidence of mold, then Fitz told me he would have applied concrobium, which would have killed any mold on the wall.
Of course there was water damage to the fibreglass insulation as evidenced by the now black areas which you can see in the above pictures. When he had repaired the crack in the foundation wall and was repairing the hole in the drywall he would be using new insulation.
Next time we begin with the first part of the water leak solution. And, no, it was not applying the FlexiSpan to the crack in the wall.
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