The sidewalk is an integral part of your property, and it endures a lot, from foot traffic to the elements. If your sidewalk is revealing evidence of cracking, unevenness, and other damage, it is important to seek expert assistance with repairs. Concrete lifting and leveling with polyurethane injections is the most cutting-edge, efficient, and long-lasting sidewalk repair method offered by our team at Foundation Support Specialists.
How Our PolyRenewal™ Sidewalk Repair Solution Works
While it is easy enough to identify problems with your sidewalk, repairing those issues is not a DIY project. For effective, long-term repair and stability, trust our local experts at Foundation Support Specialists to install our innovative PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections the right way the first time. Sidewalk repair is unique to each property, but the PolyRenewal™ installation process looks like this:
- Small holes are drilled into the affected concrete slabs.
- Injection ports are placed in these drilled holes.
- The polyurethane foam is mixed and then injected underneath the concrete slabs.
- The slabs are lifted as the foam fills the gaps between the soil and concrete.
- The foam hardens, which typically takes 15 minutes, and the drilled holes are sealed and smoothed.
Why Our Sidewalk Repair Solution Stands Out
- Less intrusive: Holes only the size of a penny are drilled into the concrete.
- Fast professional installation: The polyurethane foam cures within 15 minutes, meaning your concrete sidewalk may be used the same day as the installation.
- Environmentally friendly: The foam won’t contaminate the soil with dangerous substances.
- Waterproof material: The foam underneath the concrete slabs is water-resistant and won’t wash away or disintegrate.
- Long-lasting remedy: Although polyurethane foam is lightweight, it is very strong and will endure for many years.
Signs Your Sidewalk Needs Repair with PolyRenewal™
You will easily be able to tell if your sidewalk slabs are damaged and need concrete lifting and leveling to repair them. Here are a few telltale problem signs you will notice:
Cracks in Sidewalks
Cracks in concrete sidewalks may have been there a while or are just starting to expand. Cracks that grow and become worse with time are a sign that something is happening under the surface. The soil under the slab or the slab itself may be problematic. A local concrete lifting expert should always be consulted about these fractures.
Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining
The slabs may experience further damage like pitting, flaking, and staining since your sidewalk is exposed to the weather and there could have been an issue with the original concrete pour. Pitting causes holes or depressions to appear in the slabs, pieces of the concrete can flake off, and chemical reactions may leave behind stains and discoloration.
Whether from heavy rain, frequent sprinkler use, or faulty drainage, the area’s mix of clay and sandy loam soil under and around your concrete sidewalk can suffer from washout. When the soil is washed away from under the sidewalk, a void is left in between, and the slabs no longer have the support system they need to remain stable and even. They will begin to sink into the ground, crack, and become tripping hazards.
There are many reasons why a cracked, uneven sidewalk is unsafe, but professional concrete lifting and leveling using PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam injections offers several advantages. This solution improves the beauty of your property, increases the value of your house should you decide to sell it, stabilizes underlying soil for long-lasting effects, and offers a smoother and safer surface for you, your family, and anybody walking on your sidewalk.
Concrete is a heavy material, and so is the cement mixture used to create concrete. Traditional sidewalk repair methods like mudjacking or slab jacking have relied on a cement slurry to attempt to lift and level uneven slabs. However, these methods are outdated, invasive, expensive, and time-consuming. They involve drilling large, soda can-sized holes in the concrete and pumping the cement slurry mix underneath. This mixture does not completely fill the void between the soil and the concrete, it takes several hours and even days to cure, and its weight will cause the underlying soil and slab to sink again.
Your sidewalk’s cracks and unevenness are bigger problems than just visual, cosmetic ones. Rather, they are structural issues that should only be handled by a specialist. Using caulk or other methods may cover the appearance of the slabs, but does not address the root of the problems, which will only continue and worsen. The best course of action is to contact your local concrete repair experts at Foundation Support Specialists for a free inspection and estimate.
Foundation Support Specialists Can Help You Restore Your Sidewalk Today!
Don’t wait for your sidewalk to become worse if it starts to crack, sink, or collapse. You may benefit from professional concrete sidewalk repair in a number of ways. Our team at Foundation Support Specialists excels in lifting concrete sidewalks. We can provide you with information on the underlying factors that led to the damage, the degree of the harm done to your sidewalk, and how to prevent such issues from occurring again.
To schedule your free inspection and repair estimate, contact us right now! We are the go-to local concrete lifting and leveling specialists because to our A+ BBB rating, several awards, and excellent reviews from thousands of homeowners in central Texas just like you. We are pleased to assist homeowners in Austin, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas, and we would love to assist you as well.