"The Cracksmith saved my basement! After failed attempts from previous "waterproofing" Davis was able to fix our waterproofing problems and make our basement a usable space again! He was very professional and went above and beyond any of my expectations to ensure that our basement would be water tight. I would highly recommend hiring The Cracksmith for any waterproofing job. He genuinely cares about his work, completed everything in the time he said he would and charged a very fair price!"
Trisha - Arnold, MO
"The repair to an 8' vertical basement wall crack was handled very professionally from my first contact to the completion of the repair. I have no reservations recommending The Cracksmith to anyone, including my friends and neighbors."
Marlin - Clarkson Valley, MO
"Great work....very professional...highly recommended....planning to use his experience again and again."
Hend - Fenton, MO
"Repairs exceeded my expectations. The work was completed in the agreed time frame."
Ken - Park Hills, MO
"Professional and thorough workmanship. I would definitely consider using The Cracksmith in the future."
Greg - Hazelwood, MO
Why The Cracksmith?
As a homeowner you deserve the highest level of service and experience. We bring the knowledge of personally repairing basement cracks in the thousands. As the company owner I am onsite at every job we accept. Our process is so thorough that we have trained the employees of other foundation industry companies. We are a HomeAdvisor Pro contractor, an Angie's List Pro contractor, actively participate in Continuing Education classes, are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, are background-checked by Thumbtack, we're insured, and trusted by area contractors, realtors and homeowners.
We will start your project by preparing the concrete either brushing or grinding. We use a vacuum system to make sure no concrete dust gets in your living area. Next, we place place injection ports and seal the crack. And finally, we inject urethane, or epoxy that will permanently fill the void all the way to the exterior of the home. Fixed, permanently!
My Work Area
The Cracksmith has worked with happy homeowners from Bonne Terre to Highland, Ladue to Festus, Ferguson to Kirkwood, Affton to Maryland Heights, St. Peters to Webster Groves, St. Charles to The Hill, Chesterfield to Wildwood, Richmond Heights to Clayton, Waterloo to Troy, Columbia to Belleville, Brentwood to Crestwood, Eureka to Florissant, Bridgeton to Cottleville, Grover to Valley Park, Fenton to Sunset Hills. If you live within 50 miles of St. Louis, chances are I have helped your neighbors by repairing their foundation cracks and given them peace of mind. I promise to treat you with the same high level of respect and integrity that you deserve.
Why the dog logo?
The simple answer is that I love dogs. They are loyal and known as "man's best friend". The Cracksmith is also loyal, and is known as a homeowner's best friend. Dogs are always there when you need them, and you will always be able to reach me to ask questions about your home. I also invest back to help those in need. Through Rebuilding Together I have helped building owners with their issues, and through significant donations and time I have helped dogs in need through cooperation with the Humane Society of Missouri, the APA and Stray Rescue.
The more complicated answer is that all foundation cracks and leaks are unique. In order to completely repair an issue, the technician must sniff out the exact location, scope, and probable cause of the problem. Sort of like a hound dog following the scent of a person he is tracking. It takes experience, dedication, and a pride in your work that you want to provide a complete repair rather than a quick fix.
"Davis did a much more thorough job than we expected in finding out why there was a water problem in our basement. We were lucky he uncovered and repaired the hidden issue. Along with the items for us to look out for outside our home, I am confident his repair is the answer we have hoped for."
How much does it cost?
A typical single crack repair will cost around $350 depending on how much preparation needs to be done and the size of the crack. If you have multiple cracks the price is lower per repair.
How long will it take?
A single crack repair can usually be completed within 2 hours.
What do I need to do?
The concrete wall needs to be completely exposed and accessible. Furnishings, boxes, etc need to be moved so there is a clear work area around each crack. If the wall is covered with paneling, drywall, etc. that material needs to be removed to assess the size and scope of the problem.
Is there a warranty?
A transferable warranty is included unless explicitly excluded due to unique conditions at your home.
What payment do you accept?
Cash, check or major credit cards are accepted.
Do you work on all cracks?
We specialize in repairing cracks where we're certain our work will be helpful. For example, our process is not able to repair cinder block foundations. Additionally, cracks that appear structurally related (usually indicated by cracks larger than 3/8") or where the walls have shifted, will usually require solutions beyond crack repair. In these situations, we can refer you to specialists who handle structural repairs.