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Cracked Concrete

Despite its durability, concrete is not without its flaws. 

Concrete is susceptible to cracks and damage over time, impacting your home and family. Cracked concrete is an eyesore and a significant risk, posing safety hazards and structural concerns. 

At JES Foundation Repair, we recognize the importance of addressing these issues and offer efficient, effective solutions tailored to meet your home’s unique needs. 

Our specialized services and proprietary products include our advanced PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections. This unique concrete lifting system is designed to provide lasting, professional resolutions to cracked concrete problems, ensuring the safety and longevity of your structures. 

This page educates you on the signs and sources of cracked concrete, and how JES Foundation Repair’s proprietary repairs benefit your home. 

What Is Cracked Concrete? 

Cracked concrete refers to the occurrence of lines, splits, or fractures in the concrete surfaces around your home. This damage can range from minor surface lines or hairline cracks to significant fractures that penetrate the depth of the concrete, potentially compromising structural integrity. 

Cracks are common and can happen on many concrete surfaces, including: 

Additionally, other damage can accompany cracking: 

Cracks and other damage impact the aesthetic value of your home and pose serious tripping and safety hazards, requiring immediate attention and remediation. It may be tempting to delay repairs, but quick action is essential to prevent further damage. 

Why Your Home Has Cracked Concrete 

Cracked concrete can occur due to various reasons, including: 

  • Settling and eroding soil 
  • Excessive rain, flooding, or snowmelt 
  • Freeze-thaw cycles 
  • Improper drainage 
  • Invasive tree roots 
  • Poor concrete pouring 
  • Issues with curing during installation 
  • Normal shrinkage, wear, and tear 

These factors damage the concrete and can severely impact the home’s foundation. Settlement and movement of soil beneath the concrete slabs, combined with external pressures and weather conditions, often form cracks, resulting in long-term structural and safety issues if not addressed promptly. 

Can You Fix Cracked Concrete? 

Yes, cracked concrete can be fixed. It’s essential to repair cracked concrete as soon as you notice a problem, as significant damage limits repair options. 

While you might be tempted to try quick fixes like sealing the cracks or invest in traditional repair methods like mudjacking, this won’t address the underlying causes. As the damage worsens, repairs become more complex and expensive. 

Adopting a comprehensive solution to address the underlying issues effectively is vital. At JES Foundation Repair, we provide comprehensive services and solutions beyond superficial repairs, ensuring lasting results and preventing future occurrences. 

We utilize cutting-edge polyurethane injection technology called PolyRenewal™ to lift cracking and sinking exterior concrete surfaces. For homes with foundation problems, our professionals may recommend other solutions like foundation piers or slab piers designed specifically to stabilize and potentially raise sinking slab foundations. 

No two homes are alike; each requires customized repairs tailored to their unique needs. Our team will evaluate your property and determine the ideal long-term solutions to fix your home’s concrete and foundation problems for good. 

How to Fix Cracked Concrete 

JES Foundation Repair’s process of fixing cracked concrete involves: 

  • Thorough inspection to identify underlying causes and determine repairs 
  • Drilling small, penny-sized holes into the affected concrete 
  • Placing injection ports into the holes 
  • Mixing the two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam 
  • Injecting the foam under the concrete 
  • Monitoring the foam’s expansion and the concrete’s lift 
  • Allowing the foam to cure for 15 minutes 
  • Removing the injection ports 
  • Filling the drilled holes and ensure a smooth finish 
  • Sealing cracks and joints for damage prevention 
  • Scheduled maintenance for concrete surfaces for ensured protection 

We offer state-of-the-art products to address your specific issues more effectively than other solutions. Our proprietary products, such as PolyRenewal™ technology, provide precise and prompt concrete lifting, restoring slabs’ stability, safety, and appearance. 

Why Address Cracked Concrete Now 

It’s important to repair cracked concrete as soon as possible for several reasons: 

  • Prevent Further Damage: Early intervention prevents damage progression, safeguarding your home’s structural integrity. 
  • Enhance Safety: Timely repairs mitigate tripping and safety hazards, ensuring a secure environment for your family. 
  • Preservation of Property Value: Maintaining the condition of concrete structures preserves and potentially enhances the value of your property. 

Delaying repairs allows the problems to worsen. To fully resolve cracked concrete issues, rely on JES Foundation Repair and our advanced, proprietary solutions developed to deliver optimal, lasting results. 

Contact JES Foundation Repair for Reliable Concrete Lifting Solutions 

You don’t have to tolerate cracked concrete on your property any longer. Trust JES Foundation Repair for effective, reliable concrete lifting solutions to protect your home’s safety and value. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection and experience the reassurance that comes with a well maintained property with our professional, dependable services. 

Our experts inspect cracked concrete to determine the actual cause and then engineer a tailored solution. We offer long-lasting, warrantied concrete repairs that eliminate trip hazards, prevent further cracking, and restore the look of your concrete.

FAQs

Cracked concrete may indicate underlying foundation problems, which should be inspected and assessed by a professional. JES Foundation Repair provides free home inspections, obligation-free estimates, no hidden costs, financing opportunities, comprehensive repair solutions, and long-term warranties for your peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more

We do not recommend DIY solutions like patching or filling cracked concrete or investing in repouring or mudjacking the slabs. These temporary options quickly become time-consuming and expensive, and they fail to address the root of the problem. Opt for professional concrete lifting services like those provided by JES Foundation Repair. Contact us to learn more and book a free inspection and estimate. 

Our innovative PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system is versatile and can be used on a range of concrete surfaces—from outdoor patios and driveways to garage floors and interior slab floors. Our foundation repairs are also tailored to your specific foundation, whether it’s a basement, crawl space, or slab. Contact JES Foundation Repair to schedule a free inspection and estimate to determine the right repairs for your home. 

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Winchester, VA 22601