06 Mar Sinking Concrete Lift Repair
What’s the Solution for Concrete That’s Settling or sinking?
Have you noticed spots where your nicely laid concrete looks like it’s settling or sinking? It can happen anywhere you have concrete:
- Garage floors.
- Steps and walkways.
- Factory and warehouse floors.
- Sheds and outbuildings.
- Pool decks
Settling Leads to Dangerous Cracks
Settling concrete is more than just an eyesore. It can be a tripping hazard that takes all the fun out of walking around your outdoor areas. Imagine stubbing your toes when you walk around the pool, slipping and falling every time you go work on your garden or tripping on the patio on your way to the grill.
It’s all unpleasant, and it’s all completely avoidable. Getting your concrete smooth and level is an investment in the looks and safety of your walkways, floors, patios, and steps.
Are You Responsible for Your Front Sidewalks?
Depending on your jurisdiction and your neighborhood homeowners’ association, you may be responsible for keeping the sidewalks in front of your house in a safe, walkable condition. If you’re a business, you probably have a legal responsibility to keep passersby and customers from getting hurt on your property.
If your concrete has lifted and split because of tree roots, sinking soil or other problems, it’s easy for people to trip and stumble when walking on it. To prevent that, you can use concrete lifting methods to get it level again.
What Are Your Options?
When it comes to restoring the smooth, clean look of freshly poured concrete, homeowners have two options. Ripping out the concrete and repouring or polyurethane injections. Achieving the same look for a fraction of the cost.
Foam Injection Saves You Time and Money
The foam injection method has soared in popularity because it’s fast, easy and inexpensive compared to replacing. In this method, your contractor drills small, slender holes into the concrete and injects a polyurethane foam into the empty spaces. Gently raising the concrete back to its original position.
Foam injection is quick and easy. While you may have to wait a few days before you can use your concrete after replacement, concrete with foam is safe to use within an hour.
Here’s Why We Prefer Foam Injection
At Kelcrete Concrete leveling, we are proud to carry the Ecorise line of products for concrete lifting. Here’s why we think this is a superior choice for most homeowners and businesses.
Adaptability: Foam can adapt to any configuration under the concrete. It flows through small incisions and conforms to the shape of the empty spaces. You never need to guess how much foam to insert.
Durability: Polyurethane foam is 100% waterproof and never loses density. It is a permanent fix. You’ll have smooth, lifted concrete for up to 20 or 30 years with foam.
Lighter weight: One of the chief benefits of foam injection is that it’s lightweight. Concrete usually starts to lift because the underlying soil has become weak or loose. A lightweight filler like polyurethane foam can fill the space without adding weight to the soil.
Mudjacking, on the other hand, can add weight to the soil and make the problem even worse. The mix of Portland cement and mud can weigh as much as 100 pounds per cubic foot. Foam weighs about two pounds per cubic foot.
Contact Us for All Your Concrete and Masonry Repairs
Kelcrete is a division of Kelley’s Masonry, a family-owned company that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques to bring our customers the finest in masonry work. We’re proud to have been voted Loudoun County’s favorite mason. If you need repairs to your brick, concrete or stonework, contact us today.