Time is your patio’s worst enemy. From wear and tear to foot traffic and cycles of freeze and thaw, your patio will face variations of straining. Furthermore, these factors will eventually lead to cracks and structural damage that require concrete patio repair.
Repairing your concrete patio will help safeguard your home and the safety of your family. Don’t overlook the problem signs. Otherwise, the issues will quickly worsen and your patio will become unsafe for your family. As previously mentioned, time is your worst enemy. The longer you neglect your patio’s damages, the worse they will get and the more they will cost to fix.
Concrete Patio Repair – Traditional vs. Modern Methods
Mud jacking – Traditional Method
Mud jacking is an older method that involves drilling multiple holes on your concrete slab. Next, cement grout pumps into the holes. Moreover, mud jacking is extremely messy and requires much larger holes in your concrete slab. Moreover, the process takes longer to cure, making it inaccessible for several days after installation.
Luckily, the industry has grown and a new method has become the standard. Known as PolyRenewal™ injections, this method provides the strongest and most reliable solution to concrete lifting.
Polyurethane Foam Injection – Modern Method
At Indiana Foundation Repair, we recommend polyurethane foam injection. To clarify, PolyRenewal™ is less expensive and time-consuming than traditional methods like mud jacking, slab jacking, or grout leveling. Furthermore, businesses now prefer polyurethane foam injections for concrete lifting jobs around the country.
First, small holes are drilled into the concrete. Next, pressurized PolyRenewal™ foam is sprayed into the holes through a specialized hose. The foam quickly expands and fills the gaps under the slab. This process lifts the slab back to its original position. Lastly, the drill holes are filled with concrete mortar. In this case, there will be no evidence of the repairs.