The weather in San Antonio and Austin is hot! Maybe it’s the reason you live in the lone star state, or perhaps the sweltering weather is something you put up with. Regardless, having a pool at your home is a great way to relax and beat the heat with family and friends.
If you’re dealing with sunken concrete around your pool, however, the problem is not just frustrating, it also creates a dangerous tripping hazard. If concrete edges protrude where one slab has settled, FSS can repair your pool deck with concrete lifting and leveling services.
Repairing any cracked or uneven slabs keeps everyone safe, especially happy children running too close to the edge or those with mobility issues, like the elderly. Ongoing pool maintenance and upkeep is inevitable and repairing sinking pool deck slabs is just another thing you can do to increase the longevity of your pool and pool deck. The experts at FSS can repair your sinking pool deck slabs in no time using our cutting-edge PolyRenewalTM system, leaving you more time to enjoy fun in the sun!
How PolyRenewalTM Works
Repairing your cracked and uneven pool deck doesn’t have to be a long, difficult process. PolyRenewalTM from FSS is a reliable concrete lifting solution. The two-part polyurethane foam is strong enough to support the concrete slab but lightweight enough to not add additional stress to the already unstable soil. So, how does PolyRenewalTM work?
First, an inspector from FSS will do a full inspection of the concrete pool deck and provide you with the best solution for your unique home. When you are ready to move forward, the process of injecting the foam is typically done in four steps.
- Technicians drill a small hole, typically the size of a penny, into the concrete slab. The holes are drilled in specific locations for optimal lift.
- The foam is then injected into the holes after the proper amount of product has been calculated.
- The foam expands, fills the void beneath the slab, and slowly lifts it back to its original position.
- The holes are grouted, and any cracks are filled with sealant.
The PolyRenewalTM Difference
You can feel confident with your decision to use PolyRenewalTM to lift your concrete pool slabs. Using this modern repair option at your San Antonio or Austin home offers several advantages.
- Waterproof: Your pool deck is surrounded by water, so it’s important to choose a waterproof repair solution. Once cured, PolyRenewalTM won’t ever wash out.
- Fast Cure Time: With a cure time of only 15 minutes, you can get back to enjoying your pool faster than the alternative solutions like mud jacking or replacement. We offer a total protection package, where we seal any surface cracks on your concrete and power wash your driveway in addition to polyurethane injection.
- Non-Invasive: The repair process involves drilling very small holes and the equipment is less bulky, thus allowing the solution to be used in tight areas.
- Lightweight: Weighing between 4-6 pounds per cubic foot, the lightweight material can support the concrete slab without adding weight to the unstable soil below.
Signs of a Sinking Pool Deck
As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize the problem signs of a sinking, uneven pool deck. Here are a few of the problem signs to keep an eye out for at your San Antonio or Austin home.
Often the first problem sign homeowners will notice is cracked concrete. This is because cracked concrete is extremely common in the San Antonio and Austin area. Look for cracks not only around your pool deck but also on the sidewalk and driveway.
When concrete is damaged, it’s common to notice pitting, flaking, and staining. Flaking and pitting are similar in that you’ll notice tiny, rough craters or your concrete will become flaky on the surface. Staining is what you may imagine, discoloration of the concrete. All are warning signs you shouldn’t ignore
The soil in central and southern Texas swells and contracts when exposed to water. This repeated cycle causes the ground to shift and creates voids beneath your slabs. The heavy slab easily settles into this void, causing cracks and uneven slabs.
Depending on the slab location, the soil beneath the slab could also wash out. Without the support needed, the slab sinks. The process may happen slowly or all at once, but regardless, it’s important to remember it’s the soil beneath the slab that caused the problem, so replacing the slab without addressing the soil is a temporary fix.
Unfortunately, taking concrete lifting into your own hands is never a good idea, especially when it’s around your pool.
In addition to the DIY project being costly since there are a lot of one-time use tools and materials needed, there is also the serious risk that the DIY repair can do more harm than good. An incorrect repair can lead to other concrete structure failures and more headaches. It’s best to have a professional repair your uneven pool deck. Repairs come with a warranty, so you can rest easy.
It depends. If your pool is leaking in an area where it’s washing soil away beneath the concrete slabs, then yes, it could be impacting your concrete. However, if your pool is leaking elsewhere, it’s not to blame.
The best way to know for sure is to have a concrete expert from FSS inspect your pool deck and suggest repair options. Depending on the size of the job, the work can be completed in a few hours and the area is ready to be used in just 15 minutes after installation.
Call the Experts at FSS Repair for Your Concrete Pool Deck Repairs
If you’re concerned about the tripping hazard created by your uneven pool deck slabs, FSS is the name to call. They have restored thousands of homeowners’ concrete slabs in the nearly 20 years they’ve been in business.
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to answer any concrete lifting questions you may have. They can schedule a time and date to have an inspector visit your home to determine what forces caused your pool deck concrete to sink and how best to repair it. They will leave you with a repair estimate to best protect your home. Schedule your free inspection today.