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Cracked Concrete

Though concrete is a strong building material, it isn’t invincible. Over the years, cracks, sinking, and other imperfections deface the concrete’s surface. 

But cracked concrete is more than just an eyesore—it’s a major safety hazard and hints at looming structural concerns. At Basement Authority of West Virginia, we have the resources to tackle these issues in the long-term. 

Offering some of the most effective concrete lifting solutions in West Virginia, we ensure your concrete surfaces are safe once more. Discover the reasons behind concrete cracking and how to remedy the issue. 

What Is Cracked Concrete? 

Cracked concrete manifests as lines, fractures, or separations on your home’s concrete areas. These imperfections can range from minor surface cracks to profound divisions, undermining the concrete’s integrity. 

Typical spots to discover these cracks include: 

Additionally, you might also notice other types of damage like: 

Concrete damage of any kind, especially cracked concrete, lowers the curb appeal of your property and makes it harder to enjoy your home. Consider working with us to avoid these problems well into the future. 

Why Your Home Has Cracked Concrete 

In most cases, a cracking concrete occurs when the soil below it becomes displaced. Sometimes this has to do with weather, other times it has to do with construction. Here’s what we see most often: 

  • Soil Compression: The earth beneath parts of the porch compresses over time, whereas other portions remain intact. This inconsistent settling is a primary reason for many sunken porches. 
  • Ground Washout: Water movement beneath the porch can lead to soil washout, making portions of the porch dip. Improperly positioned downspouts amplifying erosion can intensify this. 
  • Heavy Rainfall or Flooding: Excessive water erodes the ground below the porch, causing it to sink into the weakened soil. 
  • Thermal Fluctuations: Frequent ground freezing and thawing, especially in expansive soils, can lead to uneven settling. 
  • Root Interference: Trees drawing moisture from the earth near a porch foundation might result in asymmetrical settling. Root growth can also push against the porch, destabilizing its base. 
  • Concrete Mistakes: Flaws in concrete pouring or setting during its creation can make it prone to fractures, movement, or sinking due to insufficient foundational support. 

Most of these are out of your control, but it’s always beneficial to act quickly. You can prevent these problems from getting worse or causing damage in the first place. 

Can You Fix Cracked Concrete? 

Yes, repairing cracked concrete is possible, especially with modern innovations in the industry. It’s crucial to act quickly, as widespread damage can make it harder to restore the concrete. 

Relying on quick fixes like store-bought sealants or traditional techniques like mudjacking won’t address the underlying problems. A holistic strategy that addresses the primary concerns is paramount. At Basement Authority of West Virginia, we prioritize lasting solutions and preventative measures. 

We employ the groundbreaking PolyRenewal™ method to elevate and restore exterior concrete areas displaying signs of wear and sagging. For homes with foundational issues, our experts may recommend alternative solutions like pier systems specifically designed to stabilize and potentially raise sinking slab bases. 

Every property presents distinct challenges. Our professionals will inspect your premises and develop the ideal long-term plan to permanently solve your concrete and foundational dilemmas. 

How to Fix Cracked Concrete 

Basement Authority of West Virginia’s procedure to lift and mend cracked concrete is trusted by homeowners throughout our state. Here’s what the process looks like: 

  • Thorough inspection of the affected pool deck sections.  
  • Drill penny-sized holes into the damaged concrete.  
  • Place polyurethane injection ports into these holes.  
  • Prepare our exclusive polyurethane foam.  
  • Inject PolyRenewal™ beneath the cracked pool deck.  
  • Foam fills voids in the ground and expands, strengthening weak soil and lifting the cracked sections.  
  • Let the foam cure to a solid state (usually takes 15 minutes).  
  • Detach the injection ports.  
  • Seal and smooth the penny-sized holes, making them virtually invisible.  
  • Fill any remaining cracks to deter future issues.  
  • Regularly inspect and provide maintenance to ensure lasting concrete protection.  

PolyRenewal™ delivers precise and lasting concrete repair. It rejuvenates both the stability and safety of any concrete surface on your property. 

Why Address Cracked Concrete Now 

Attending to cracked concrete without delay is pivotal if you want to: 

  • Prevent Further Issues: Swift intervention stops additional damage, such as foundation issues, that could result as concrete damage spreads. 
  • Guarantee Safety: Immediate interventions decrease hazards, crafting a safer environment for your household. 
  • Uphold Property Worth: Preserving concrete features assists in maintaining or even enhancing your property’s resale value. 

Delaying repairs can intensify problems. For a comprehensive solution to cracked concrete troubles, trust Basement Authority of West Virginia and our state-of-the-art, signature remedies crafted for optimal, lasting results. 

Contact Basement Authority of West Virginia for Reliable Concrete Lifting Services 

Count on Basement Authority of West Virginia for effective and trustworthy concrete lifting solutions, ensuring your property remains safe and valuable. Contact us now for a free, obligation-free evaluation and enjoy the assurance our skilled, consistent services provide. 

Our experts assess cracked concrete to pinpoint the underlying cause and then craft a tailored solution. We guarantee enduring, backed concrete repairs that negate hazards, prevent further deterioration, and enhance your concrete’s appearance! 

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