Cracks in your swimming pool wall, garage floor, basement, or even on fountains can be stressful. These jagged lines can be symptoms of several issues, such as structural cracks. Here is a comparison of Torque Lock vs. other structural crack repair solutions.
Some people use methods like an epoxy injection for repair, but (we can’t stress this enough) using “glue” to fix structural cracks doesn’t work. Other methods only temporarily fix the cracks; soon enough, the cracks form again, longer and wider.
Torque Lock staples are the new revolution in structural crack repair. With Torque Lock Staples, you can permanently repair concrete cracks and fracture lines on your basement, driveway, foundation, and any other structure crack.
Here’s a comprehensive comparison of Torque Lock and other solutions to repair structural cracks.
What is Epoxy Injection?
Epoxy injection is a method of repairing non-moving cracks in concrete structures. The polyurethane foam material is injected into the cracks, which then hardens, sealing the cracks.
However, this method is no longer the preferred method of repairing structural cracks. For starters, you cannot force epoxy sealants deep into the crack, especially when you can’t see the other side of the wall, like in a swimming pool. As such, the sealants only form a patch over the crack, and water can easily seep in.
Other issues with using epoxy injection include:
- You can only use epoxy on completely dry cracks as it doesn’t bond well with wet concrete. If used on leaking cracks, water can create seepage channels in the new repair.
- Epoxy does not fix wide cracks, and on itself, it’s not strong enough to prevent a crack from widening
- Liquid epoxy can take hours to dry, during which it can run out of the crack, leaving voids that can allow leaks.