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Stem Wall Repair: NeveRust

Cracking Stem WallWhat Causes Stem Wall Failure?

Stem wall failure is caused by chloride ion exchange in the moisture laden pores of the concrete that facilitates the oxidization of the rebar. Once started, it's very difficult to stop with traditional means. Sealing the crack with epoxy will not stop the rebar from continuing to oxidize and expand.

Cracks may start out small, but continue to grow like the picture above. These cracks are a result of the rebar oxidizing (rusting). This occurs because the pores of the concrete contain miniscule amounts of water that actually conduct electricity, forming a tiny current between the rebar and the outside of the concrete wall. This current facilitates a flow of chloride ions that cause the rebar to rust.

Eventually the rebar grows large enough to break the concrete out completely on its own, causing total failure. Don't ignore the warning signs! The good news is that we can fix these problems. We are your trusted experts for stem wall repair. 

Why do most stem wall repairs fail?

Foundation wall cracks generally stem from the porous nature of concrete which allows moisture to build up in it and oxidize. This oxidization causes expansion and cracks which gradually grow and worsen over time.

There are a couple of traditional repair options used in these cases including:

  • Patching the cracks
  • Epoxy injection/coating
  • Standard Rebar Replacement
  • Rebar Replacement with Epoxy Coating
  • Waterproof Coatings

Unfortunately, all of these methods have issues. While they might solve the problem for a brief period of time the oxidization will eventually recur and the cracking will begin again or old cracks will simply reopen. While there are other methods too, like electrical cathodic protection systems, these methods have their own problems. Notably, electrical cathodic protection systems are great at stopping oxidization but also cost roughly $20,000 to $30,000 and are only really meant for power plants and other industrial facilities.

There really hasn't been a cost-effective and reliable stem wall repair system for residential use. At least until now.

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Horizontal cracks sometimes form on the outside foundation walls of buildings. While they might start small, they are usually the result of the rebar oxidizing and will eventually spall and split if ignored. If you've seen these cracks then you have to make sure you have stem wall repairs done right away!

However, most stem wall repairs systems have serious problems. Most notably they too will rust and oxidize, eventually nullifying their benefits. Luckily Arizona Foundation Solutions can help. We use our very own NeveRust® stem wall repair system which, true to its name, never rusts and will keep your building safe for years to come!

Rest easy knowing your stem wall repair system won't rust when it's NeveRust®!


What makes NeveRust® Stem Wall Repair System Special?

NeveRust® is the reliable and cost-effective stem wall repair system that residential homes have always needed. This system is engineered and exclusively available through Arizona Foundation Solutions. NeveRust® is:

  • Rust free and non-corrosive: The NeveRust® system uses a composite material that is non-corroding. While replacement rebars often fail when they oxidize, this isn't a problem with the NeveRust® system.
  • Environmentally friendly: The rust-free nature of NeveRust® also helps make it environmentally friendly. Since there is no rust it won't stain the stem wall or leach into surrounding soils, plants, or water.
  • Lifetime Warranty: The NeveRust system has a lifetime warranty against rust which is transferable should the home change ownership

Start protecting your foundation with a free estimate for NeveRust® installation!

If you've noticed cracks in your foundation walls then don't wait for the problem to get worse. NeveRust® is the reliable stem wall repair system that you need to solve the problem and prevent future issues!  Click HERE!

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