Cracked Pool Deck
A swimming pool is a perfect way to relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time with loved ones. But this area can quickly become dangerous if the surrounding concrete is damaged.
Cracked pool decks not only diminish the visual appeal of your home but also pose significant safety hazards. Dry Pro understands the urgency of resolving such matters.
With a wealth of experience in concrete lifting, we specialize in providing sustainable solutions to safeguard your home against the detrimental effects of cracked concrete, ensuring the longevity and safety of your property.
This page explains the reasons behind a cracked concrete pool deck and how Dry Pro uses advanced methods like SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ to restore the integrity of your pool deck with precision and reliability.
What Is a Cracked Pool Deck?
A cracked pool deck is characterized by crevices or divisions in the concrete slabs that encompass an in-ground swimming pool.
These imperfections can vary from slight surface cracks to intense fractures that jeopardize the pool deck’s stability. These blemishes not only degrade the visual appeal of your pool setting but also present dangers, increasing the risk of trips and related injuries.
Additionally, water can seep through these cracked decks, accelerating the degradation of the concrete, fostering mold development, compromising structural stability, and affecting its visual appeal.
A cracked pool deck might display other concerning indicators, such as:
- Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining
- Cracked driveway
- Cracked sidewalk
- Cracked concrete patio
- Sinking porch
- Sinking concrete steps
These problems worsen with time and create more significant hazards and expensive repairs. It’s crucial to contact a local concrete lifting professional like Dry Pro Foundation & Crawl Space Specialists when you notice these issues.
What Causes a Cracked Pool Deck?
Cracked pool decks typically result from a variety of factors, including:
- Settling Soil: The ground underneath the pool deck can settle unevenly over time, causing the concrete to sink and crack. This may happen if the soil was not properly compacted before the concrete pool deck was poured.
- Soil Erosion: Water carrying chemicals, flowing from the pool deck, can erode the soil beneath and create voids, causing cracking and sinking.
- Tree Roots: Aggressive tree root systems growing under the deck can displace the underlying soil and push up sections of concrete.
- Heavy Rain/Flooding: Oversaturation of the soil from heavy rain or flooding can cause it to compact or wash away, disturbing the support for the concrete deck.
- Freezing and Thawing: During our region’s cold winter months, followed by spring thaws, freeze-thaw cycles can exert pressure on the deck and cause cracks.
- Original Installation Issues: Mistakes when pouring the concrete and issues with the curing process can lead to cracks and structural defects.
Sometimes, a combination of these factors results in the cracking and sinking of pool decks.
The same soil stability issues that damage pool decks can also impact the home’s foundation, requiring immediate attention and resolution by professionals to prevent the escalation of damage.
Can You Fix a Cracked Pool Deck?
Absolutely! Fixing a cracked pool deck is crucial, and quite simple with the correct techniques.
However, the right solution involves more than just patching cracks or applying an overlay. DIY repairs and traditional methods like mudjacking become time-consuming, expensive, and don’t address the root of the problem.
A comprehensive solution addressing the entire home is imperative for lasting results. A holistic approach ensures that the underlying causes are tackled, preventing future occurrences and maintaining the structural integrity of your property.
At Dry Pro, we use specialized techniques to stabilize and lift cracked sections of pool decks. Our exclusive SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam injection process gently raises sunken concrete and provides lasting support.
How to Fix a Cracked Pool Deck
Dry Pro’s expert team follows these steps to thoroughly repair your pool deck:
- Inspection: Our team thoroughly examines your pool deck to identify what factors are causing the concrete damage. We determine the ideal lifting points and repair plan.
- Drill Holes: Small, penny-sized openings are drilled into the affected areas of the sunken concrete.
- Place Injection Ports: Custom injection ports are inserted into each hole to allow access underneath the slab.
- Mix Foam: We blend the two proprietary components of our high-density polyurethane foam.
- Inject Foam: The foam is pumped beneath the concrete through the injection ports.
- Foam Expansion and Slab Lifting: The foam rapidly expands underground, filling voids, and hardening within 15 minutes. This lifts the concrete slab gently back into place as the foam cures.
- Remove Ports: We remove the injection ports and patch the access holes.
- Seal Cracks: All cracks and joints are sealed to prevent future water intrusion.
- Ongoing Care: Periodic maintenance helps maximize the durability of your repaired pool deck.
Dry Pro’s process addresses the symptoms and root causes of pool deck damage for long-lasting repairs. Our proprietary products are specifically designed to address your unique needs, offering superior, personalized solutions that outperform conventional remedies available in the market.
Why Address Pool Deck Cracks Now
It is crucial to repair pool deck cracks, unevenness, and other damage as soon as they appear for several reasons:
- Prevent Further Damage: Existing damage will spread over time without proper repairs. Small cracks allow water penetration that damages the steel rebar inside and expands cracking. However, addressing cracks at their first sign prevents escalation and additional costs.
- Safety: Cracking and uneven concrete around the pool presents a safety hazard for pool users, but effective repairs eliminate tripping hazards and potential injuries.
- Avoid Expensive Repairs: The more damage occurs, the more extensive repairs will be. It is less expensive to fix minor issues now than completely replace the pool deck later.
- Enhance Property Value: Cracks and deterioration negatively impact the appearance of your backyard oasis, but quick repairs maintain aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.
To rectify cracked pool decks fully, trust Dry Pro and our specialized, proprietary solutions, developed with unrivaled precision and effectiveness, surpassing standard products.
Contact Dry Pro for Reliable Concrete Pool Deck Lifting Solutions
Don’t let your pool deck turn your home into a hazardous area. Preserve and protect the beauty and safety of your home with Dry Pro Foundation & Crawlspace Specialists. Our expertise in concrete lifting ensures sustainable solutions to all your cracked pool deck problems. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection, and let us restore the stability and elegance of your property.
Homeowners throughout Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas have trusted us with their pool deck safety and repair for years. We are ready and eager to help you too! Rely on our unmatched customer care and innovative PolyRenewal™ solution for lasting protection.
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