Despite its durability, concrete is not without its imperfections.
Concrete is prone to developing cracks and damage over time, which can negatively impact your home and family. Cracked concrete detracts from your home’s overall appearance, poses safety hazards, and raises structural concerns.
At Indiana Foundation Service, we understand the importance of addressing these issues and offer friendly, efficient solutions tailored to your needs.
Our specialized services and exclusive products include our advanced SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections. This innovative concrete lifting system is designed to provide long-lasting, professional solutions to cracked concrete, ensuring the safety and durability of your structures.
What Is Cracked Concrete?
Cracked concrete refers to the occurrence of lines, splits, or fractures in the concrete surfaces around your home. This damage varies from minor surface cracks to significant fractures that compromise its structural integrity.
Cracks are common and can occur on various concrete surfaces, including:
In addition, there may be other types of damage that accompany cracking, including:
Cracks and other types of damage can affect your home’s appearance and pose serious tripping and safety risks. Promptly addressing and repairing concrete damage is crucial to prevent further damage.
Why Your Home Has Cracked Concrete
Cracked concrete occurs for various reasons, including:
- Settling and eroding soil
- Excessive rain, flooding, or snowmelt
- Freeze-thaw cycles
- Improper drainage
- Invasive tree roots
- Poor concrete pouring
- Issues with curing during installation
- Normal shrinkage, wear, and tear
When the soil beneath the concrete slabs settles and moves, combined with external pressures and weather conditions, it often leads to cracks and foundation damage. It’s crucial to address concrete cracks promptly to prevent long-term structural and safety issues.
Can You Fix Cracked Concrete?
Yes, damaged concrete can be repaired. Addressing cracked concrete is important to avoid further damage and limit your repair options.
While you might be tempted to try quick fixes like sealing the cracks or investing in outdated repair methods like mudjacking, it’s important to note that these approaches won’t address the underlying causes. In fact, the damage may worsen over time, leading to more complex and expensive repairs.
Instead, adopting a comprehensive solution that addresses the underlying issues is crucial. Indiana Foundation Service offers many services and solutions beyond superficial repairs, ensuring long-lasting results and preventing future problems.
We use advanced polyurethane injection technology called PolyRenewal™ to lift and repair cracked and sinking exterior concrete surfaces. For homes with foundation issues, our experts may recommend other solutions, such as foundation piers or slab piers specifically designed to stabilize and potentially raise sinking slab foundations.
Every home is unique, so we provide customized repairs tailored to your needs. Our team will assess your property and determine the best long-term solutions to fix your home’s concrete and foundation problems.
How to Fix Cracked Concrete
At Indiana Foundation Service, we’ve streamlined a process for effective cracked concrete repair:
- First, we conduct a free, thorough inspection to identify the underlying causes and determine the necessary repairs.
- Next, we carefully drill small, penny-sized holes into the affected concrete.
- We then place injection ports into these holes.
- Our team mixes a two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam.
- This foam is injected under the concrete to address the issue.
- We closely monitor the foam’s expansion and concrete’s lift throughout the process.
- After injecting the foam, we allow it to cure for 15 minutes.
- Once the foam has cured, we remove the injection ports and ensure a smooth finish by filling the drilled holes.
- To prevent further damage, we seal any cracks and joints.
- We offer annual maintenance services to maintain the longevity and protection of your concrete surfaces.
We offer state-of-the-art products to address your home’s specific issues more effectively than other solutions. Our proprietary products, such as PolyRenewal™, precisely and promptly lift concrete slabs, restoring their stability, safety, and appearance.
Why Address Cracked Concrete Now
It’s crucial to fix cracked concrete as soon as possible for several reasons:
- Prevent Further Damage: Taking early action prevents the damage from worsening, safeguarding the structural integrity of your home.
- Enhance Safety: By making timely repairs, you can reduce the risk of tripping and other safety hazards, creating a safe environment for your family.
- Preservation of Property Value: By maintaining your concrete structures, you preserve and increase the value of your property.
Trust Indiana Foundation Service to permanently repair your cracked concrete. Our innovative and effective solutions deliver long-lasting results.
Contact Indiana Foundation Service for Reliable Concrete Lifting Solutions
You no longer have to tolerate cracked concrete on your property. Count on Indiana Foundation Service for effective and reliable concrete lifting solutions that protect the safety and value of your home. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection and enjoy peace of mind with professional and dependable services.
Our experts thoroughly examine cracked concrete to identify the root cause and design a personalized solution. We offer durable, warrantied concrete repairs that eliminate trip hazards, prevent further cracking, and restore your concrete’s appearance.
Cracked concrete may indicate foundation problems, which should be inspected by a professional. Indiana Foundation Service offers free home inspections, no-obligation estimates, financing options, comprehensive repair solutions, and long-term warranties. Contact us for more information.
DIY solutions like patching or repouring are not recommended. These options are temporary, time-consuming, expensive, and fail to address the root cause. Instead, rely on professional concrete lifting services provided by Indiana Foundation Service. Contact us to learn more and schedule a free inspection and estimate.
Our versatile PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system can be used on various surfaces, including outdoor patios, driveways, garage floors, and interior slab floors. Our foundation repairs are tailored to your foundation, whether it’s a basement, crawl space, or slab. Contact Indiana Foundation Service to schedule a free inspection and estimate.
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