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Cracked Concrete Patio

A patio can be a relaxing outdoor oasis, but it can quickly become an unattractive hazard without the proper attention and protection. 

A cracked concrete patio presents safety risks like tripping hazards and may signify other damage throughout your home. 

Dry Pro understands the critical nature of these problems and offers specialized, practical solutions to address them. We’re committed to restoring the safety and appearance of your home through our professional services and innovative concrete lifting solutions, ensuring that your patio remains a secure and pleasant space for you and your family. 

This page guides you through the causes and problems associated with cracked concrete patios and how professional solutions restore your home and peace of mind. 

What Is a Cracked Concrete Patio? 

A cracked concrete patio is a surface typically in your back yard that has developed fractures, lines, or breaks over time, diminishing its appearance and structural strength. 

These cracks can range from minor, superficial ones to deep, extensive damage, posing a severe safety hazard by creating tripping points. Cracked and uneven patios provide access points for insects, weeds, and debris. They can facilitate water accumulation that furthers the deterioration process. 

Along with a cracking patio, you may also notice similar concrete problems throughout your property, including: 

The longer it goes unrepaired, the more severe the damage will become. Contact a local professional for repair assistance when you notice these problems. Dry Pro provides a comprehensive approach to diagnose the extent and cause of the damage, ensuring an effective and lasting repair. 

What Causes a Cracked Concrete Patio? 

Cracked concrete patios stem from a multitude of reasons: 

  • Settling Soil and Erosion: If the soil underneath a concrete patio shifts or washes away, it causes sinking and instability in the concrete above, leading to cracks. 
  • Weather Conditions: Excessive rainfall or flooding can exacerbate soil erosion, especially in areas with expansive clay-based soil. Freeze-thaw cycles can cause water in the concrete to freeze, expand, and crack. 
  • Tree Roots: Expanding tree roots underneath or near a patio can push against the concrete, causing it to crack and heave. 
  • Installation Problems: Mistakes during the concrete pouring or curing process can lead to inherent weaknesses and eventual cracking. 

The same soil movement problems that damage patios can also impact a home’s foundation. It’s essential to address them promptly. Handling these underlying issues is crucial for implementing a suitable repair solution, as addressing the root cause can prevent future damage. 

Can You Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio? 

Absolutely! However, it’s more than just filling cracks. For lasting results, the root problems must be addressed. 

Dry Pro offers comprehensive solutions, including our state-of-the-art concrete lifting system, which fixes visible damage and addresses the underlying causes to prevent recurrence. 

How to Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio 

Dry Pro employs advanced techniques to mend cracked concrete patios, including: 

  • Detailed inspection to assess all damage  
  • Drilling small holes into the affected patio areas 
  • Inserting injection ports 
  • Using a unique two-part polyurethane foam 
  • Injecting foam beneath the patio 
  • Letting the foam expand to lift the concrete 
  • Allowing the foam to cure in just 15 minutes 
  • Filling and smoothing out the holes 
  • Sealing cracks to prevent further issues 
  • Regular monitoring and maintenance for continued protection 

We understand that every home is unique. That’s why our solutions can be customized to homeowner’s specific problems and outperform traditional methods and big box store products. 

Why Address a Cracked Concrete Patio Now 

Immediate repair is essential to: 

  • Worsening Safety Hazards: Uneven slabs and cracks create tripping risks. These safety issues increase as the patio’s concrete continues to drop and split. 
  • Additional Damage: Without fixing the soil issues, erosion and ground movement will continue to fracture and sink the patio further over time. 
  • Water Risks: Cracks allow water under the patio, accelerating erosion. This water penetration can also seep toward the foundation. 
  • Pest Access: Cracks let insects and weeds take root under the concrete. Rodents may even follow the openings into your home. 
  • Aesthetic Issues: A cracking, uneven, and damaged patio makes your property look bad. 
  • Diminished Property Value: Damage and an unkempt appearance decrease your home’s value and deter potential buyers. 

With our advanced solutions, Dry Pro can fully address your cracked concrete patio issues. 

Contact Dry Pro for Reliable Concrete Lifting Solutions 

Trust Dry Pro to rejuvenate your concrete patio. We have the expertise and technology to offer lasting results. Charlotte, NC homeowners have trusted us for years because of our innovative solutions and exceptional customer service. Contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection. 

FAQs

Definitely. Over time, small cracks can worsen, indicating potential foundation issues. Immediate repair is vital. Contact Dry Pro for a free inspection if you notice any cracks. 

The polyurethane foam injection process usually takes a few hours. After the foam is injected, it cures within 15 minutes. However, the overall project time varies. Dry Pro offers free inspections and estimates. 

With professional repair, your concrete can last for years. Dry Pro’s durable PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections outperform traditional methods. Contact us for more information and a free inspection. 

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