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If you're a DIY home owner, try a TRX® Swell Plug for you basement leak repair

Homeowners often struggle with basement leaks. Luckily, tie rod hole plugs fill in gaps and reduce leaks in your basement. The TRX ® Swell Plug is the only product of its kind. Since its creation in 1997, it has received three patents. Its water-activated materials help it expand to stop leaks and last longer than traditional bonding materials like caulk or epoxy.

The TRX ® Swell Plug is made from polyurethane for strong, durable leak repairs. It can be used for residential and commercial properties.

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When it comes to basement leak repairs, the TRX ® Swell Plug has changed the industry. Our tie rod hole plugs are designed to help homeowners protect their basement from the elements.

Here are a couple of our most frequently asked questions:

What is a tie rod hole? How did it get there?
When a foundation contractor installs your basement, they fasten tie rods to the walls to support the form. Once the foundation is set, they remove the tie rods, which leaves holes behind.

Why is my basement leaking?
Water seeps through tie rod holes and into your basement. A leak repair is easy with a TRX ® Swell Plug. It will fill in the gaps and prevent water from getting into your home.

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Is there a solution for my basement leak?
The common tie rod hole problem has been an issue for homeowners causing flooded basements, lost items and costly repairs. These leaks are often incorrectly diagnosed as a failed foundation drain tile systems, or an unexplained leak source that results in high repair costs for the consumer. The most advanced repair method for stopping this type of basement leak is The TRX® Swell Plug. The only product of its kind. This patented plug has been used since 1996 for thousands of customers nationwide. The TRX® Swell Plug uses water-activated materials so that it can co-exist in wet environments longer and more effectively than conventional bonding materials such as hydraulic cement products, epoxies, or caulking. When a TRX® Swell Plug is exposed to moisture, it is activates the polyurethane body which expands to seal the hole and stop leaks immediately.


What is a tie rod hole and how did it get there?

When a foundation contractor erects the form of your basement, tie rods are fastened to support the shuttering (walls) which holds the weight and the form of the foundation wall. Once the cement is poured, these forms are left a few days for curing. Next, the tie rods are removed allowing the forms to be dismantled and your foundation is complete. The walls now have holes where the tie rods were that are approximately 5/8 inches in diameter, usually in two rows separated every 18 inches throughout the entire basement. In this type of conventional forming system, the tie rods are not left in the wall. The only time supporting wall forming ties are left in the wall is when a contractor uses a wall forming system that utilizes snap ties.


Do you have holes in your basement wall that leak?

The solution is finally here and available for the handy homeowner who likes the "Do-It-Yourself" concept. Meet the new TRX® Swell Plug, making it easy for homeowners to repair their tie rod hole leaks without the expense of a contractor.