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Cracked Pool Deck 

Everyone knows that in Florida, we take our pool time seriously. Pools make for a great hangout spot with friends and family. 

But if cracks show up on the deck’s surface, it can lead to injury, and it just doesn’t look good. As fellow homeowners, Alpha Foundations understands the worry that pool deck cracks can cause, especially if children are around. 

Using industry-leading concrete lifting techniques, our goal is to restore the safety of your home. This page provides insights into why your pool deck might be cracking and how you can fix it. 

What Is a Cracked Pool Deck? 

When we talk about a cracked pool deck, we’re referring to the visible lines or gaps on the concrete surface that surrounds in-ground swimming pools. These disruptions can either be close to the surface or much deeper; either way, they are dangerous. 

Apart from reducing the pool area’s functionality, these cracks pose a danger of tripping. Moreover, they may direct water toward your home, increasing risks like foundation damage or water in your crawl space. Moreover, be alert for other signs of concrete damage like: 

  • Cracked sidewalk 
  • Cracked driveway 
  • Sinking porch 
  • Cracked patio 
  • Sinking stairs 

Ignoring such signs can lead to greater, more costly complications. Whenever these issues arise, it’s best to seek advice from trusted concrete specialists like Alpha Foundations. 

What Causes a Cracked Pool Deck? 

Concrete may suffer when the supporting soil shifts or weakens. Various elements can lead to cracks in pool decks, including: 

  • Ground Shifts: Uneven soil settling may cause concrete to distort and crack since the material isn’t flexible. 
  • Chemical Erosion: Pool chemicals might dissolve the supportive soil, forming underground gaps that result in cracks. 
  • Root Growth: Expanding tree roots can push aside soil and misplace concrete slabs. 
  • Weather Changes: Intense rainfalls or hurricanes may erode the soil, causing concrete to settle and crack.  
  • Installation Flaws: Errors during concrete mixing and setting process can lead to sinking sections and eventual cracking. 

Recognizing these stressors helps in proactive care of your concrete spaces. 

Can You Fix a Cracked Pool Deck? 

Certainly! Repairing a compromised pool deck is feasible. But conventional methods like mudjacking or DIY concrete fillers don’t offer a true fix to the problem. The best approach is a professional one that addresses both the visible and underlying concrete issues.  

At Alpha Foundations, we use a modern repair method known as PolyRenewal™. This polyurethane based material lifts concrete to a safe level and addresses root causes. 

How to Fix a Cracked Pool Deck 

PolyRenewal™ is a polyurethane foam injection system that fortifies the ground below and lifts the affected concrete to a secure level. Our process looks like this: 

  • A professional inspection to pinpoint the root causes and decide on the best course of action. 
  • Drilling penny-sized holes into the damaged pool deck sections. 
  • Inserting specialized injection equipment into these holes. 
  • Preparing our proprietary two-part polymer foam to produce PolyRenewal™. 
  • Injecting PolyRenewal™ beneath the cracked pool deck. 
  • 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. 

Alpha Foundations has developed specialized products to assure homeowners of customized, premium solutions. Our PolyRenewal™ system provides lasting strength, enhancing your concrete’s lifespan. 

Why Address Pool Deck Cracks Now 

Repairing a cracked deck brings immediate and lasting advantages: 

  • Elevated Safety Levels: Cracked decks are risky, especially for kids or those less agile around water. 
  • Mitigated Shifting: Concrete leveling halts the initial problems causing the concrete to move and crack. 
  • Protection from Bigger Structural Issues: Mending concrete prevents further damage to your house’s structure, addressing some of the same issues that lead to foundation issues. 
  • Guards Against Moisture Problems: Cracks may channel water towards your residence, fostering mold in a crawl space if you have one. Lifting the pool deck prevents this. 
  • Sustains Home Value: Concrete restoration helps to keep your property’s curb appeal and worth at optimal levels. 

For all-encompassing pool deck solutions, trust Alpha Foundations. Our industry-leading process guarantees precision and durability. 

Rely on Alpha Foundations for Dependable Pool Deck Solutions 

Relaxing by the pool shouldn’t come with safety concerns. Boost your pool’s safety with Alpha Foundations. Our modern concrete solutions ensure a lasting repair that stands the test of time. 

Floridians have trusted us for their concrete needs since 2002. Connect with us today for a complimentary evaluation and let us refresh your home’s charm and sturdiness. 

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