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Cracked Concrete

Even though concrete is known for its toughness, stability, and level support, it isn’t invulnerable and can be undermined by several weaknesses over time. 

When concrete begins to show signs of wear and damage over time, it can impact your home and the safety of your community. Besides being an eyesore, cracked concrete also presents various safety and structural issues. 

At Dry Pro, we emphasize the need to address these problems promptly and provide targeted, efficient solutions tailored to your specific needs. We pride ourselves on our unique services and exclusive products, such as the cutting-edge SettleStop PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections. This distinct concrete lifting method promises enduring, professional fixes for cracked concrete, ensuring your structure’s safety and extended life. 

Continue reading to learn more about the signs and causes of cracked concrete and discover how Dry Pro’s specialized repair techniques can be a boon to your home. 

What Is Cracked Concrete? 

Cracked concrete is characterized by lines, breaks, or ruptures on the concrete surfaces around your residence. This damage can vary from minor surface lines to deep fractures that penetrate the concrete, potentially undermining its structural strength. 

Such defects are prevalent and can appear on multiple concrete surfaces, such as: 

Furthermore, cracks often come with other types of damage, including: 

Cracks and associated damage not only affect your home’s aesthetic appeal but also present serious tripping and safety threats. It’s essential to address these issues promptly to prevent them from escalating. 

Why Your Home Has Cracked Concrete 

Various reasons can lead to cracked concrete, such as: 

  • Soil settling and erosion 
  • Heavy rainfalls, floods, or snowmelts 
  • Freeze and thaw cycles 
  • Inadequate drainage systems 
  • Intrusive tree roots 
  • Flawed concrete pouring techniques 
  • Issues during the curing process 
  • General wear and shrinkage over time 

These elements can weaken the concrete, with some even posing severe threats to your home’s foundation. The movement and settling of soil beneath concrete slabs, coupled with external pressures and adverse weather conditions, often result in cracks. If these are not addressed promptly, they can lead to long-term structural and safety concerns. 

Can You Fix Cracked Concrete? 

Absolutely! It’s vital to attend to cracked concrete as soon as it’s noticed. Letting it sit can limit repair options. 

While you might consider quick solutions like sealing the concrete or resorting to traditional methods like mudjacking, these approaches often miss the root causes, leading to more significant damages in the future. 

It’s crucial to adopt a comprehensive approach that addresses the root causes effectively. At Dry Pro, we go beyond mere surface repairs, ensuring lasting outcomes that can prevent future issues. 

Our team employs a pioneering polyurethane injection method, PolyRenewal™, to elevate and repair exterior concrete surfaces showing signs of sinking or cracking. If your home has foundation concerns, our experts might suggest specialized solutions like foundation piers or slab piers to stabilize and potentially elevate sinking slab foundations. 

Every home is unique, and therefore, it’s essential to customize repairs based on its specific needs. Our team will carefully assess your property to determine the best long-term solutions for your home’s concrete and foundational challenges. 

How to Fix Cracked Concrete 

Dry Pro’s method for repairing cracked concrete is comprehensive. When you work with Dry Pro, our team will proceed through the following steps: 

  • Conduct a thorough inspection to identify the root causes and decide on the necessary repairs. 
  • Drill tiny holes, the size of pennies, into the affected concrete. 
  • Install injection ports in these holes. 
  • Blend a two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam. 
  • Inject this foam beneath the concrete. 
  • Monitor the foam’s expansion and the elevation of the concrete. 
  • Allow about 15 minutes for the foam to cure. 
  • Remove the injection ports. 
  • Fill up the drilled holes and ensure a neat finish. 
  • Seal cracks and joints to prevent future damage. 
  • Regularly maintain concrete surfaces for guaranteed protection. 

We offer proprietary products tailored to address your specific issues more effectively than other alternatives. Products like PolyRenewal™ ensure precise and swift concrete lifting, restoring the stability, safety, and look of the slabs. 

Why Address Cracked Concrete Now 

Repairing cracked concrete without delay is vital for various reasons, allowing homeowners several benefits: 

  • Prevent Further Damage: Taking immediate action can stop the damage from spreading, ensuring your home remains structurally sound. 
  • Enhance Safety: Prompt repairs reduce tripping hazards, offering a safer environment for your family. 
  • Preservation of Property Value: Maintaining a well-maintained exterior adds value to your home and makes a positive impression on visitors and potential buyers. 
  • Cost Savings: Addressing issues early can save you from more expensive repairs in the future. Small cracks can turn into significant problems if left untreated. 
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Revitalized concrete enhances your home’s curb appeal, giving it a fresh and well-maintained look. 

Trust Dry Pro for Your Concrete Repair Needs 

When it comes to cracked concrete, it’s vital to work with experts who understand the nuances of repair and can provide long-lasting solutions. Dry Pro stands out as a leader in concrete repair with our innovative techniques and dedicated team. Reach out to us today to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection. 

Our seasoned professionals ensure that each job is done right, from the initial inspection to the final touch-ups. We believe in thorough work that not only fixes the visible cracks but also addresses underlying issues to prevent future damage. 

FAQs

Cracked concrete can be a symptom of deeper foundation issues. It’s important to have any concerns inspected by professionals. Dry Pro offers complimentary home evaluations, with no hidden charges, multiple payment and financing options, holistic repair solutions, and lasting warranties for assured satisfaction. Reach out to us for more details.

We advise against DIY methods like patching or filling cracks in concrete, as well as repouring or mudjacking. These approaches can turn out to be costly in the long run and might not address the core issues. It’s best to rely on expert concrete lifting solutions, such as the ones provided by Dry Pro. Contact us to get more information and to schedule a free assessment and quote.

With our advanced PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system, we’re equipped to work on a wide range of concrete areas—be it outdoor spaces like patios and driveways or interior areas like garage and slab floors. Our foundational repair solutions are also tailored to suit the unique needs of your home, whether it has a basement, crawl space, or slab foundation. Contact Dry Pro to book a complimentary evaluation and estimate, tailored to your property’s needs. 

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