There are many solutions service providers can enlist when fixing rising concrete, however it is more crucial to not only resolve the current rising concrete but to thoroughly understand its source. In our experience, there is a high possibility the damage to the concrete is a result of water leakage and this then leads to the expansion and contraction of water further weakening any material. Through thorough investigative techniques, our waterproofing experts will find the cause and come up with a solution for your concrete settling repairs.
The method of mud jacking is used to lift settled concrete. Settled concrete is sunken and no longer lays at the gradient in which it was first applied. Mud jacking will last a period of five to seven years depending on the level of traffic that the space endures as well as the maintenance that is provided. If you are considering this fix, remember that it will not fix the initial issue of your sunken concrete. Your underlying issue will still be present, and with no intervention the problem is sure to recur. If the homeowner maintains and repairs the underlying issue the mud jacking repair can withhold for the remaining life of the concrete.
Using polyurethane foam to raise sunken concrete is a great solution for many homeowners who are not prepared to replace the concrete slab. If a replacement is not necessary but the crack or pothole is causing problems for you and your property the use of polyurethane foam can be of assistance. After setting the foam can be shaped, filed and cut to take shape that is aesthetically pleasing. An additional benefit of this solution is the option to paint the foam after setting. The alterations that can be made are perfect for homeowners trying to find a solution for their sunken concrete.
When considering repairing your sunken concrete you will also want to consider the cause of the initial problem. Underlying issues will surely recur with no intervention and you will end up with the same repair in a matter of time. Drainage is a major contributor to settling concrete and if not properly addressed it will surely cause the same condition further down the road. Water flowing through the concrete causes deterioration of the material leading the weakened state of the slab. Standing water causes similar issues that are detrimental to the integrity of your concrete surface.
Your concrete has sunken or settled for one of many reasons, prior to repairing the concrete using mud jacking or foam injections it is important to find the root cause of the damage. Whether drainage issues or other environmental factors a solution should be found to fix the underlying problem caused the sagging. Our waterproofing experts will assess and investigate your concrete condition and come up with a plan to fix the root issue and the sagging concrete. Our inspection is important to the process and repairs will not be commenced without proper assessment of the state of your concrete.