Concrete Problem Signs
Cracked, sinking, and uneven concrete is all too common for homeowners in Florida and Georgia. Alpha Foundations can lift and restore your concrete to help eliminate trip hazards and pooling water problems. With PolyRenewal™, we can quickly restore the appearance and safety of your concrete without the mess or cost of replacement or traditional mud jacking.
Sinking concrete doesn’t just occur with a concrete slab foundation, it can also affect your home’s exterior slabs like the driveway or sidewalks. Sunken concrete of any kind can become a tripping hazard or damage vehicles.
The concrete around your home can crack for a number of reasons. Learn more about how concrete damage is caused and the solutions we offer to restore it.
Sinking exterior concrete slabs surrounding your Florida and Georgia home can be more than just unsightly, learn how they steal value from your home.
Unlevel steps can be a sign of foundation damage. They pose a risk to your safety but also your home’s structural integrity. Learn more in this article.
Concrete will crack when part of a concrete slab breaks and sinks into underlying soil that has compressed or washed away. Once a crack has occurred, moisture can seep in, which will only worsen the crack.
Many species of trees have invasive root systems that can damage the integrity of your foundation. Learn how soil aids this process and how to spot the signs.
When concrete is exposed to intense pressure, it will crack. Concrete does not have the capacity to stretch, and concrete problems can occur as a result.
Surface soils can become weak due to weather or weight, but the deepest soils are sturdy. Here is a quick overview.
During your home's construction process, fill soil may have been transported from outside sources. Sometimes, this fill soil is compacted poorly and causes your exterior concrete slabs to sink. Learn more about soil and compaction in this article.
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Concrete Lifting Solutions
At Alpha Foundations, we lift concrete driveways, walkways, patios, pool decks, and slabs in Florida and Georgia using a proven polyurethane foam injection solution called PolyRenewal™. Concrete lifting with a high-density polymer such as PolyRenewal™ offers substantial benefits for both residential and commercial use.
When your concrete pool deck experiences damage such as cracks or uneven slabs it can cause dangerous tripping hazards for you and your loved ones.
Sidewalks endure constant wear and tear and exposure to the elements. Learn how these factors can cause damage such as cracks and uneven slabs.
Cracked or sunken concrete is one of the most obvious signs that mudjacking or another solution is required.
Our esteemed professionals are trained to find the right solution for your driveway concrete so you can get right back to using it as usual.
Is PolyRenewal™ the right solution for me?
When you’re dealing with cracked, settling, or uneven concrete, you have two options: replace the slab or invest in a concrete repair service like concrete lifting. Concrete lifting with polyurethane foam such as PolyRenewal™ can repair your concrete quickly and with minimal disruption to your daily life.
- It’s an affordable, permanent, and waterproof solution.
- PolyRenewal™ reaches its final strength and can support weight in just 15 minutes. Other repair options take an entire day.
- It’s environmentally friendly, meaning it does not release harmful chemicals into the soil .
- Contractors can be precise about what and where concrete is lifted.
PolyRenewal cures very quickly. In fact, you can drive your car over a driveway slab just 15 minutes after it’s been lifted with PolyRenewal.
Contact us for a free inspection. One of our design specialists will come to your home and inspect your concrete. He or she will then sit down with you and explain what caused your issues, how they can be fixed and exactly what it will cost.
PolyRenewal is cost-effective because it offers a solution that is long-lasting, unlike mudjacking and slab replacement. And your concrete will never cost less to repair than it does right now.
Yes. PolyRenewal is made from an environmentally friendly material that is waterproof and won’t degrade over time. This means it won’t leach harmful chemicals into the surrounding soil.
No. PolyRenewal™ is a proprietary product developed by Groundworks and is available exclusively from Alpha Foundations and other Groundworks companies.
Why PolyRenewal™ Is Needed
There are various reasons your exterior concrete slabs sink. However, before PolyRenewal™, there were two basic options for lifting concrete: mud jacking and slab replacement. Both approaches have limitations and disadvantages. PolyRenewal™ offers many advantages over traditional concrete lifting methods:
PolyRenewal™ Vs. Replacement
Replacing a concrete slab is both expensive and disruptive. Concrete slabs can take days – or even weeks – to cure. And even then, since the root cause of uneven concrete wasn’t addressed, the new slabs are likely to sink again. PolyRenewal™ material is lightweight, so it won’t add weight to weak soil. Best of all, PolyRenewal™ allows for the use of concrete within hours, not weeks.
Common Concrete Lifting Tips & Mistakes
Concrete Lifting Tips
- Look For A Waterproof Solution
Florida is no stranger to rain. Unfortunately, all this rain can cause the soil under exterior concrete slabs to wash out. When looking for a repair, choose a waterproof solution that won’t wash out even in the worst of storms.
- Cure Time Is Important
Although cure time may seem like nothing to consider, a lot can happen while you wait for concrete to set. If it rains on fresh concrete or concrete that has been mud jacked recently, there are serious negative results. PolyRenewal™ has a cure time of only 15 minutes.
- Consider The Mess
The equipment required to install other methods of concrete leveling can be large and heavy. This kind of machinery can tear up your lawn and landscaping and make it difficult to use when accessing specific locations. Consider an alternative that uses compact and transportable solutions.
Concrete Lifting Mistakes
- Using Self Leveling Concrete
DIY concrete lifting is not something we can recommend. Self-leveling concrete can sound alluring but is very tricky to use. One huge mistake is using warm water, causing the concrete to set too quickly and creating bubbles and bumps.
- Assuming All Concrete is Equal
Attempting to pour your own concrete takes a lot of preparation. The concrete alone requires a precise mixture of three ingredients — cement, water, aggregates (i.e., sand and gravel). Depending on where the concrete is being poured, different rations of dry ingredients are needed, as well as differing amounts of water.
- Slab Thickness Matters
Concrete used in different areas needs to be different thicknesses. For example, a sidewalk slab should be four inches thick, while a driveway slab should be eight to ten inches thick.
Find your service area
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers is known for its beaches, but it also experiences a lot of rain and moisture. This can be a problem for your foundation.
Gainesville tends to be wet all year round. This can cause serious problems for your crawl space. Read on for solutions.
Panama City, FL
Panama City is close to the gulf. Its sandy soil can be weakened by high moisture, and your foundation is at risk.
Being a coastal city in Florida, Pensacola tends to experience humid weather and rainy summers. Heavy moisture can cause foundation damage. Here’s what you can do.
Tallahassee experiences long humid summers, and short chilly winters – both of which can impact your foundation. Here’s how to prevent damage.
Residents of Tampa know that it can sometimes be a stormy place. When it’s not raining, it can be quite humid. Either way, your foundation is at risk – here’s how to protect it.
Valdosta has sandy soil and high moisture year-round. This combination can damage your foundation.
West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach is hot but beautifully sunny. However, it also rains quite a bit, and this causes issues for your foundation.
Miami’s tropical climate make it a popular vacation hub. But the sandy soils and humid air can cause some problems for your foundation. Here’s what you can do.
Like much of Florida, Jacksonville is often hot and humid. Your foundation is at risk.
If you live in the muggy, sandy environment that Orlando, Florida has to offer, there is a good chance that the foundation, the concrete, and the crawl space of your home will experience some type of damage.