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Concrete Pitting, Flaking, & Staining

Across the vibrant landscapes of Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Northeast NC, and West Virginia, concrete surfaces play an essential role in homes and commercial establishments. However, challenges like cracks, pitting, flaking, and discoloration often blemish these structures. Addressing such issues requires deep-rooted expertise, and that’s precisely where JES Foundation Repair comes into play. 

Our team is equipped to use proprietary SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting technology to restore your concrete.  

Understanding Common Concrete Problems: Cracks, Pitting, Flaking, and Discoloration 

Concrete, as sturdy as it is, isn’t impervious to damage. Over time, various factors, both external and internal, can compromise its integrity. 

Concrete Pitting 

Pitting appears as tiny dents or depressions on the concrete surface. They may appear as small pockmarks or holes in the concrete surface, which can gather debris and present an unstable surface.  

Flaking Concrete 

Flaking is the peeling or chipping away of the concrete’s top layer. When this continues, it can eventually degrade the concrete surface until it’s no longer smooth or waterproof.  

Discoloration and Staining:  

Uneven color or patches on your concrete indicates discoloration, which can be the result of several factors, some of which can significantly weaken concrete over time.  

These issues may appear on a range of concrete surfaces, including:  

Causes of Pitting, Flaking, and Discoloration 

Concrete, as strong as it may seem, has its vulnerabilities. By understanding the root causes of common issues like pitting, flaking, and discoloration, homeowners can take proactive measures to maintain their surfaces. 

Causes of Pitting 

Pitting, characterized by small indentations on the concrete surface, can be attributed to: 

  • Air Entrapment: Air bubbles trapped during the pouring and setting process can lead to pitting once the concrete dries. 
  • Corrosive Chemicals: Prolonged exposure to chemicals, especially de-icing salts, can erode the surface. 
  • Abrasion: High-traffic areas, especially those exposed to heavy machinery or sharp objects, are more susceptible to pitting. 

Concrete Flaking and its Origins 

Flaking, the process where layers of concrete start to chip off, often results from: 

  • Water Damage: Repeated freeze-thaw cycles can cause water to expand within the concrete, leading to flaking. 
  • Poor Concrete Mix: Insufficient cement in the mix can lead to a weak top layer, prone to flaking. 
  • Rapid Drying: If the concrete dries too quickly after being poured, the surface can become weak and flaky. 

Causes of Discoloration 

Concrete discoloration can manifest as uneven shades or prominent patches and can be due to: 

  • Inconsistent Curing: If parts of the concrete dry faster than others, it can lead to uneven coloring. 
  • External Contaminants: Spills, mold growth, or tannins from leaves can stain the concrete. 
  • Variation in Mixtures: If different batches of concrete are used for a single surface, it can result in varied shades once dried. 

Awareness of these causes allows homeowners to take preventive action, ensuring the longevity of their concrete installations. 

Can You Fix Concrete Pitting, Staining, and Flaking? 

Absolutely! It is not only possible, but essential to restore concrete experiencing these obvious signs of deterioration. Digging out and replacing concrete is not only a laborious job, but also expensive. Call JES Foundation Repair to learn how to preserve your concrete and restore its appearance without having to replace the whole slab.  

The JES Approach to Restoring Concrete’s Glory 

Concrete issues need more than just a superficial fix. At JES Foundation Repair, we have honed a meticulous process, perfected through years of experience across the Mid-Atlantic region.  

Our method includes:  

  • Detailed Survey: Our team conducts a broad examination to understand the visible extent of damage. 
  • Surface Preparation: Cleaning and prepping the affected area ensure our treatments can be most effective. 
  • Drilling small holes, roughly the size of a penny, into the concrete. 
  • Inserting injection ports into the holes. 
  • Mixing our proprietary closed-cell foam. 
  • Injecting the high-density foam underneath the concrete. 
  • Allowing the foam to quickly harden.  
  • Ensuring the concrete is stabilized and level. 
  • Removing the injection ports. 
  • Filling and smoothing the drilled holes. 
  • Sealing cracks and joints to prevent damage. 
  • Guidance for Longevity: We provide homeowners with advice on maintaining their rejuvenated concrete surfaces. 
  • Scheduled Check-ins: Periodic reviews ensure that the concrete remains in its best shape, year after year. 

Why Entrust Your Concrete to JES Foundation Repair? 

Expertise Rooted in the Region 

Our teams aren’t just experts in foundation repair; they’re locals who understand the unique challenges and demands of the Mid-Atlantic region. We know the soils of Virginia differ from those in Maryland or West Virginia, and our solutions are tailored accordingly. 

A Holistic Approach 

We don’t just see a crack or a pit; we look at your entire property, understanding how water flows, how soils move, and how external factors play a role in affecting your concrete. 

Trust Built Over Time 

Our legacy in the region speaks for itself. Homeowners across the Mid-Atlantic trust us not just because of our expertise, but because we believe in building lasting relationships. 

Reach Out to Us: Let’s Fortify Your Foundations 

At JES Foundation Repair, we believe in open channels of communication. Whether you have an immediate concern or need guidance on maintaining your concrete structures, our team is just a call away. 

Your home’s integrity is our priority. Let JES Foundation Repair be your partner in ensuring safe, beautiful, and long-lasting concrete surfaces. Don’t wait for minor cracks to become significant issues. Contact us today for a complimentary inspection and obligation-free quote! 


*Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in many cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. JES Foundation Repair does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make your concrete perfectly level.

JES Foundation Repair service area map of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our Locations


8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236


311 Central Rd.
Suite 2-02
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton Roads & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Northern VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136


309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

Southwest Virginia / Roanoke

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

Western Virginia

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522


45 W Boscawen St,
Winchester, VA 22601