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Cracked Concrete

 Concrete is a robust material, but it isn’t exempt from wear and tear. Over time, concrete may develop issues like cracks, sagging, and blemishes. 

However, cracked concrete isn’t just a cosmetic issue—it’s a significant safety concern, indicating possible structural problems. At Alpha Foundations, we possess the expertise to address these challenges in the long haul. 

Delivering the best concrete lifting solutions in Florida, we strive to make your concrete spaces secure again. Uncover the causes of concrete cracks and the ways to fix them. 

What Is Cracked Concrete? 

Cracked concrete appears as splits, breaks, or gaps on the concrete sections of your house. These flaws can vary from superficial hairline cracks to deep fissures, compromising the durability of the concrete. 

Common places you might see these cracks include: 

Any form of concrete damage, particularly crumbling or chipping concrete, diminishes your home’s aesthetic appeal, making it less enjoyable. Partner with us to mitigate these challenges for years to come. 

Why Your Home Has Cracked Concrete 

Usually, concrete cracks when the soil underneath shifts. This can be due to environmental factors or construction issues. Here’s what we commonly observe: 

  • Soil Compaction: Over time, parts of the soil beneath certain areas may compress, while other sections remain unchanged. Sandy soil is especially susceptible to this issue. 
  • Erosion Below: Movement of water under areas like porches might cause erosion, leading to sections sinking. Misplaced downspouts that exacerbate erosion can worsen this situation. 
  • Heavy Rain or Waterlogging: Excess water can erode the foundation, making the area above settle into the weakened ground. 
  • Temperature Changes: Continuous freeze-thaw cycles, particularly in certain soil types, can result in inconsistent settling. 
  • Root Disruption: Trees absorbing moisture from the ground close to a foundation can cause uneven settling. Expanding roots also exert pressure, destabilizing the foundation. 
  • Concrete Errors: Mistakes during the concrete laying process can lead to the material becoming susceptible to shifts, breaks, or settling due to inadequate support. 

While many of these factors are beyond your control, prompt action can help curb further damage or even prevent it. 

Can You Fix Cracked Concrete? 

Certainly, mending cracked concrete is feasible, particularly with today’s advancements. Addressing it promptly is vital, as extensive damage can pose challenges in restoration. 

Relying on off-the-shelf fillers or older methods like mudjacking won’t tackle the root causes. A comprehensive approach that targets the main issues is essential. At Alpha Foundations, we focus on enduring solutions and preventive steps. 

We use a modern technique called PolyRenewal™ to uplift and rejuvenate outdoor concrete sections showing signs of distress and sagging. For homes exhibiting foundational problems, our team might suggest specialized solutions like pier systems designed for stabilizing and potentially elevating sinking bases. 

Each property has unique challenges. Our specialists will examine your space and craft the perfect long-term strategy to address your concrete and foundational issues permanently. 

How to Fix Cracked Concrete 

Alpha Foundations’ method to elevate and repair cracked concrete is trusted by homeowners across Florida. Here’s our approach: 

  • A professional inspection to pinpoint the root causes and decide on the best course of action. 
  • Drilling penny-sized holes into the damaged concrete sections. 
  • Inserting specialized injection equipment into these holes. 
  • Preparing our proprietary two-part polymer foam to produce PolyRenewal™. 
  • Injecting PolyRenewal™ beneath the damaged concrete. 
  • The foam expands swiftly, filling voids, elevating the concrete, and curing in roughly 15 minutes. 
  • This raises the concrete and reinforces the ground underneath simultaneously. 
  • Removal of injection ports and sealing the holes. 
  • Ensuring cracks are filled to block future water entry. 
  • Periodical checks and maintenance to ensure the system continues working. 

PolyRenewal™ ensures accurate and enduring concrete restoration. It revives both the robustness and safety of all concrete surfaces in your property. 

Why Address Cracked Concrete Now 

Addressing cracked concrete promptly is essential to: 

  • Avoid Further Damage: Quick action can prevent escalating damage, like foundational issues that might arise as concrete wear spreads. 
  • Ensure Safety: Timely measures reduce risks, creating a safer home environment. 
  • Maintain Property Value: Investing in concrete repair helps you maintain or (possibly increase) your home’s market value. 

Postponing repairs can exacerbate issues. For a thorough solution to cracked concrete challenges, rely on Alpha Foundations and our innovative, signature treatments designed for optimal, lasting impact. 

Reach Out to Alpha Foundations for Dependable Concrete Lifting Solutions 

Trust Alpha Foundations for reliable and effective concrete lifting services, ensuring your home remains both safe and aesthetically pleasing. Reach out today for a complimentary, no-obligation assessment and experience the peace of mind our proficient, consistent offerings bring. 

Our team examines cracked concrete to identify the root issues and then designs a custom solution. We promise long-lasting, robust concrete repairs that mitigate risks, halt further wear, and boost your concrete’s visual appeal! 

Related Resources: 

Top 10 Tips for Choosing the Best Concrete Contractor 

Why Does Concrete Sink? 

All About PolyRenewal Injections 

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