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Cracked Sidewalks

There’s nothing like a peaceful walk through the neighborhood. But tripping on a cracked sidewalk takes away all enjoyment. 

Cracked concrete poses this danger, and it’s one of the most common forms of concrete damage. A cracked sidewalk could also lower your home’s curb appeal. 

AquaGuard is the leading concrete repair company in Georgia, with an innovative solution designed to provide a lasting fix.  After reading this page, you’ll know why sidewalks crack, and what you can do about it. 

What Is a Cracked Sidewalk? 

A cracked sidewalk is defined by noticeable breaks or separations in the concrete walkway often found near homes or businesses. Such separations can differ in size and depth, affecting the sidewalk’s overall stability.  

These imperfections are not merely cosmetic issues. Cracked sidewalks highlight foundational problems and present significant tripping hazards, necessitating swift attention and rectification. Additionally, cracked sidewalks can be accompanied by: 

If not dealt with  promptly, sidewalk cracks can intensify, leading to more profound structural problems. Neglected cracks tend to enlarge as the concrete sections sink further. The slabs become misaligned, forming potential tripping points and diminishing your property’s allure. 

Seeking expertise from professionals like AquaGuard is crucial for ensuring the safety of your Georgia property. 

What Causes Sidewalk Cracks? 

Factors contributing to sidewalk cracks include: 

  • Soil Washout: Soil erosion and settling is a primary reason for cracked sidewalks. When the underlying soil is washed away by water, it destabilizes the sidewalk. 
  • Tree Roots: Expanding tree roots that get under the sidewalk exert pressure below, pushing the concrete up and leading to cracks. 
  • Dry Weather: Drought can cause soil to dry out and become brittle. It becomes too weak to support concrete, so the concrete sinks into the ground and cracks. 
  • Incorrect Installation: Hurried curing, lack of reinforcement, or an unstable foundation can also cause cracks. 

It’s crucial to identify and address the root cause to ensure a durable repair and avoid repeated damage. 

Can You Fix a Cracked Sidewalk? 

Yes, it’s possible to repair cracked sidewalks, but it’s vital to employ a comprehensive and professional solution. As damage escalates, repair options become limited.  

While DIY solutions from local stores might seem like a quicker solution, they rarely solve the problem. Additionally, traditional methods like mudjacking only mask the problem temporarily.  

Addressing the root cause is crucial, and the best way to do that is to work with a professional like AquaGuard. 

We use comprehensive remedies that delve deeper than surface-level fixes, aiming to rectify the primary issues. Our unique PolyRenewal™ technique elevates and protects sinking or cracked concrete slabs. 

How to Fix a Cracked Sidewalk 

AquaGuard employs the advanced PolyRenewal™ method to mend uneven and cracked sidewalks. Here’s how: 

  • Conduct a detailed inspection to identify the root causes and determine the best solution and placement. 
  • Bore tiny holes into the affected sections of sidewalk. 
  • Place injection ports into these openings. 
  • Combine our exclusive two-component polymer foam to create PolyRenewal™. 
  • Inject the polyurethane foam under the sinking sidewalk. 
  • 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. 

Our tailored polyurethane foam solution offers a precise, durable, and superior repair. PolyRenewal™ is more effective than traditional mudjacking, is less intrusive than complete slab replacement, and remains stable without erosion. 

Why Address Sidewalk Cracks Now 

Acting quickly on sidewalk repairs is crucial if you want to: 

  • Prevent Injury: Elevated sections can lead to tripping accidents. 
  • Minimize Legal Risks: Unsafe sidewalks can raise legal concerns. 
  • Reduce Costs: Early fixes prevent escalated damage and costlier repairs in the future. 
  • Sustain Property Worth: Homes with flawless walkways are more appealing to prospective buyers. 

For a comprehensive solution, trust AquaGuard with our industry-leading techniques that offer unmatched advantages over other methods. 

Connect with AquaGuard for Trustworthy Concrete Lifting Services 

Don’t let sidewalk issues linger. Combat the dangers and eyesores of cracked sidewalks with AquaGuard. Our pioneering solutions ensure the durability and elegance of your walkways. 

With years of helping homeowners across Georgia, we’re the go-to concrete lifting provider with our top-tier customer service and repairs. Reach out to us for a complimentary, no-strings-attached evaluation, and let us enhance the safety and appeal of your premises! 


*Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in many cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. AquaGuard Foundation Solutions does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make your concrete perfectly level.

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