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Cracked Pool Deck 

A swimming pool is a wonderful way to relax, unwind, and spend quality time with loved ones. However, it’s vital to ensure the surrounding concrete is in good condition to keep everyone safe. 

Damaged pool decks affect the visual appeal of your home, and can also pose significant safety risks. At Indiana Foundation Service, we understand the importance of addressing these issues promptly. 

With our extensive experience in concrete lifting, we specialize in providing sustainable solutions to protect your home from the negative effects of cracked concrete. Our goal is to ensure the longevity and safety of your property. 

On this page, we explain the reasons behind a cracked concrete pool deck and how Indiana Foundation Service uses advanced methods like SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ to restore the integrity of your pool deck with precision. 

What Is a Cracked Pool Deck? 

A cracked pool deck refers to small cracks or splits in the concrete slabs surrounding an in-ground swimming pool. 

These cracks can range from minor, surface-level cracks to more severe breaks that can affect the stability of the pool deck. These cracks not only detract from the overall appearance of your pool area but also pose a safety risk, as they can cause tripping accidents and injuries. 

When a pool deck is cracked, it allows water to seep in, which can lead to further deterioration of the concrete, mold growth, structural instability, and a diminished appearance. 

In addition to a cracked pool deck, you may also notice other signs of problems, such as: 

These issues will only worsen over time, creating more significant hazards and requiring costly repairs. It’s crucial to contact a local concrete lifting professional, like Indiana Foundation Service, as soon as you notice these problems. 

What Causes a Cracked Pool Deck? 

Cracked pool decks can result from various factors, including: 

  • Settling Soil: Uneven ground settlement beneath the pool deck can cause sinking and cracking if the soil is not compacted correctly before pouring the concrete. 
  • Soil Erosion: Water flowing from the pool deck can erode the soil underneath, creating voids that lead to cracking and sinking. 
  • Tree Roots: Aggressive tree root systems can displace the soil beneath the deck and push up sections of concrete. 
  • Heavy Rain/Flooding: Oversaturation of the soil from heavy rain or flooding can cause it to compact or wash away, disturbing the support for the deck. 
  • Freezing and Thawing: Freeze-thaw cycles during winter and spring can exert pressure on the deck, resulting in cracks. 
  • Installation Issues: Mistakes during concrete pouring and issues with the curing process can lead to cracks and structural defects. 

These factors can combine to cause cracking and sinking in pool decks. The same soil stability issues can also affect the home’s foundation, requiring immediate attention and resolution by professionals to prevent further damage. 

Can You Fix a Cracked Pool Deck? 

Fixing a cracked pool deck requires more than patching cracks or applying an overlay. DIY repairs and traditional methods like mudjacking are time-consuming, expensive, and don’t address the root cause. A comprehensive solution that addresses the entire home is necessary for lasting results. 

At Indiana Foundation Service, we use specialized techniques to stabilize and lift cracked and settled sections of pool decks. Our exclusive PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam injection process gently raises sunken concrete and provides long-lasting support. 

How to Fix a Cracked Pool Deck 

Indiana Foundation Service follows these steps to repair your pool deck: 

  • Inspection: Our team examines your pool deck to identify the causes of the concrete damage and create a repair plan. 
  • Drill Holes: Small openings are drilled into the sunken areas of the concrete. 
  • Place Injection Ports: Custom ports are inserted into each hole to access the slab underneath.  
  • Mix Foam: We blend our high-density polyurethane foam components. 
  • Inject Foam: The foam is pumped beneath the concrete through the ports. 
  • Foam Expansion and Slab Lifting: The foam expands underground, filling voids and lifting the concrete slab back into place within 15 minutes. 
  • Remove Ports: We remove the injection ports and patch the holes. 
  • Seal Cracks: All cracks and joints are sealed to prevent future water intrusion. 
  • Ongoing Care: Periodic maintenance helps maximize the durability of your repaired pool deck. 

Indiana Foundation Service’s process addresses the causes of pool deck damage for long-lasting repairs. Our products are designed to meet your unique needs, offering superior solutions compared to conventional remedies in the market. 

Why Address Pool Deck Cracks Now 

It’s important to address pool deck damage promptly for the following reasons: 

  • Prevent Further Damage: Cracks allow water to seep in and damage the steel rebar, leading to more cracking. By fixing cracks early, you can prevent them from worsening and save on additional costs. 
  • Ensure Safety: Cracked and uneven concrete around the pool can pose a safety hazard. Effective repairs can eliminate tripping hazards and potential injuries. 
  • Avoid Costly Repairs: The more damage occurs, the more extensive the repairs will be. It’s more cost-effective to fix minor issues now rather than replace the entire pool deck later. 
  • Enhance Property Value: Cracks and deterioration can make your backyard oasis appear unattractive. Quick repairs will maintain its beauty and structural integrity. 

Trust Indiana Foundation Service to fix your cracked pool deck with reliable, high-quality solutions.  

Contact Indiana Foundation Service for Reliable Concrete Pool Deck Lifting Solutions 

Don’t let your pool deck become a hazard to your home. Trust Indiana Foundation Service to preserve and enhance the beauty and safety of your property. Our concrete lifting expertise provides sustainable solutions for all your cracked pool deck issues. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection, and let us restore the stability and elegance of your home. 

For 30 years, homeowners have relied on us for pool deck safety and repair. We can’t wait for you to experience our exceptional service. Count on our unparalleled customer care and innovative PolyRenewal™ solution for long-lasting protection. 

FAQs

Yes, even small cracks can signal severe structural issues with your pool if not fixed, requiring costly repairs later. Contact Indiana Foundation Service for concrete lifting and affordable repairs. We offer free inspections, estimates, no hidden fees, and financing options

PolyRenewal™ is an eco-friendly solution that effectively repairs concrete without harming the surrounding ecosystem. It resists washing out or leaching chemicals into the soil. Contact Indiana Foundation Service to learn more and schedule a free inspection

Indiana Foundation Service’s installation process allows the pool to remain filled. We take care not to disturb your pool and belongings. Contact us for a free inspection and learn more about our concrete lifting process for pool decks. 

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