Though renowned for its strength, concrete isn’t without its vulnerabilities. With time, the concrete can show signs of wear like sinking, cracking, and other surface damage.
Yet, the issue of cracked concrete goes beyond being a mere visual bother—it’s a significant safety risk that may be the first sign of larger structural issues.
With Georgia’s best concrete lifting solutions, our mission is to ensure your home’s concrete areas regain their safety. Learn about the causes of concrete cracks and the solutions available.
What Is Cracked Concrete?
Cracked concrete appears as breaks, splits, or gaps in any concrete structure on your property. These flaws can be as simple as surface cracks or more severe rifts, jeopardizing the structural soundness of the concrete. Look out for:
- Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining
- Cracked sidewalks
- Sinking concrete steps
- Cracked concrete patio
- Sinking porch
- Cracked pool deck
Neglecting any form of concrete damage, but especially cracked concrete, diminishes your property’s overall appeal and affects the enjoyment of your living space.
Why Your Home Has Cracked Concrete
Often, concrete cracks when the ground beneath it shifts. This could be due to environmental factors or construction flaws. Here are frequent culprits:
- Soil Shifting: The ground underneath certain parts of the patio might shrink over the years, while other parts remain unaffected. This uneven settling often causes concrete to crack.
- Erosion: Water flowing underneath the patio can erode the soil, leading to parts of the patio dropping. Misaligned rain gutters make erosion even worse.
- Temperature Changes: Consistent ground freezing and melting, especially in clay-rich soils, can result in inconsistent settling and cracking.
- Root Disruption: Trees extracting moisture from the ground close to a patio can cause unequal settling. Roots might also exert pressure on the patio, undermining its base.
- Concrete Flaws: Mistakes during the concrete setting or curing stage might predispose it to shifts, breaks, or sinking due to weak reinforcement.
Many of these factors aren’t preventable, but proactive measures can stave off further damage.
Can You Fix Cracked Concrete?
Yes, fixing cracked concrete has become more achievable thanks to technological advancements in industry. Swift action is paramount, as extensive damage might limt repair options.
Solely depending on temporary fixes like DIY sealants or older methods like mudjacking doesn’t target the root issues. A comprehensive approach that addresses the core causes is vital.
We use the revolutionary PolyRenewal™ technique to lift concrete back to safe level, closing cracks in the process. Every home has its unique set of challenges, and we’ll do our best to make sure our solutions meet your needs.
How to Fix Cracked Concrete
AquaGuard’s method for elevating and mending cracked concrete has been trusted since 1995. Here’s an overview of our approach:
- Conduct a detailed inspection to identify the root causes and determine the best solution and placement.
- Bore tiny holes into the affected sections of concrete.
- Place injection ports into these openings.
- Combine our exclusive two-component polymer foam to create PolyRenewal™.
- Inject the polyurethane foam under the cracked sections of concrete.
- The foam quickly expands, fills gaps, lifts concrete to a safe level, and cures in about 15 minutes.
- This elevates the slab while stabilizing the soil below.
- Extract the injection ports and seal the holes.
- Ensure all cracks are sealed to prevent water ingress.
- Regularly inspect and maintain for prolonged durability.
PolyRenewal™ provides accurate and enduring concrete mending. It revitalizes the stability and security of all concrete surfaces in your home.
Why Address Cracked Concrete Now
Tackling cracked concrete promptly is crucial for several reasons:
- Avoiding Worse Damage: Quick action prevents further damage, mitigating more expensive repairs and larger structural damage.
- Ensuring Safety: Timely interventions reduce risks, fostering a safer setting for your family.
- Retaining Property Value: Taking care of concrete structures can sustain or even boost your home’s market value.
Postponing fixes can compound challenges. For an all-encompassing solution to your cracked concrete woes, rely on AquaGuard in Georgia and our avant-garde, signature solutions for superior, long-lasting outcomes.
Reach Out to AquaGuard for Trustworthy Concrete Elevation Services
Trust AquaGuard in Georgia for proficient and dependable concrete elevation solutions, making sure your property remains secure and retains its value. Get in touch today for a complimentary, no-commitment assessment, and enjoy the peace of mind our consistent, high-quality services deliver.
Our specialists evaluate cracked concrete to identify the root causes and then devise a custom-fit solution. We promise lasting concrete repairs that eliminate risks, thwart further wear, and elevate your concrete’s aesthetics!
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