Our line of Prime Flex polyurethane resin products are used to stop leaks and to fill underground voids without digging. These low viscosity injection resins are long-lasting solutions to leaks in manholes, utility vaults, meter boxes, tunnels, tanks, clarifiers, aeration basins, lift stations, pump stations, catch basins, elevator pits, below-grade walls, equipment pits, lateral connections, mainlines, dams, channels, flumes, swimming pools, concrete basements, and many other areas requiring waterproofing. Some chemical grouts cure to a rigid or flexible foam, while others to a flexible gel.
Underground leaks are caused by a variety of different factors, but depending on where it occurs, as a homeowner, you could be responsible for it. Leaks are caused by rusting pipes, aging pipes, freezing and thawing of pipes, heavy traffic over pipes can put too much pressure on them, causing them to leak and break. It can even be caused by pumps that start or stop too quickly for the pipes to handle, or from tree roots, or other growth.
You can spot a leak, but you have to keep your eye out for the symptoms. Look for water pooling on the surface of the ground in your landscaping. Check for moldy, or mossy areas in your lawn and landscaping that may be surrounded by dried out areas. Look for excess rust or dirt in your water from your water supply. Keep an eye out in for lifted or cracked paving, and sinkholes or potholes. You might notice that water pressure drops suddenly to your home as well. If you notice any of these symptoms it is definitely time to call the pipe repair Florida expert team at Foundation Professionals of Florida!
We offer two major types of leak repair resins: hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Hydrophilic grouts readily mix with water and seek out water to get an excellent “bite” into the pores of wet concrete. This is important when trying to seal a crack in wet concrete. Hydrophilic grouts are used to stop leaks through cracks and joints in underground structures. When cracks or joints open and close with temperature changes, a tight water seal and bond is maintained due to the flexibility of a hydrophilic grout. Hydrophobic grouts are typically used to fill voids and stabilize soils due to their low viscosity, high expansion rate, and ability to set up under wet conditions without diluting. A hydrophobic resin repels water. When injected into loose soil or voids, it expands and replaces any water present. Because rigid hydrophobic material is not affected by fluctuation in the moisture content of soil, it is virtually unaffected by the water table. It retains its strength, size, and impermeability under almost all soil conditions.
So for all your underground leak repair Florida concerns, find the answers with the contractors and engineers at Foundation Professionals of Florida. We will help you repair your pipes and keep your water supply safe. Call us today for a free estimate.