Underground wine cellar was infiltrated by ground water.
URETEK ICR Gulf Coast offers foundation repair services in Sugar Land, TX and all around the Houston area. Our geopolymer is incredibly versatile because of its hydrophobic, closed-cell nature. So when we received a call from a Sugar Land resident with moisture problems, we knew we could help.
The customer had an underground wine cellar and tasting room that was being infiltrated by ground water. Heavy rains would saturate the soil around the cellar causing moisture to soak through the walls in specific areas. The moisture was a nuisance and if allowed to continue, could lead to unhealthy mold growth.
A lot of work was put into making the customer’s underground sanctuary and he wanted to protect it. So, with the customer’s wine cellar being threatened, he contacted us to provide a solution.
As mentioned, URETEK’s geopolymer is hydrophobic and when coupled with its expanding ability could be used to create a moisture barrier along the affected area—so that’s what we did. The infiltrated areas were identified and technicians began drilling injection holes into the wall. Once the holes were prepped, injections began. The geopolymer expands along the affected area, creating a long-lasting, high-density blanket of geopolymer. The process was continued until the area was covered with a barrier of geopolymer. A few days later, after a period of heavy rain, URETEK received confirmation that the barrier held tight. Infiltration was stopped in the area we worked. In fact, the customer was happy to have us come back to the wine cellar and stop moisture infiltration in new areas. URETEK ICR Gulf Coast was able to provide foundation repair services in Sugar Land, TX and create a successful moisture barrier with zero-excavation and with minimal mess. Our patented geopolymer is unique to URETEK, and unlike other polyurethanes, it is closed-cell and won’t become sponge-like in the presence of water. See some of our other Houston area foundation repair work or contact us today for foundation repair in Sugar Land, TX!