Concrete Repair, Leveling, and Sealant
Why is Patio, Pool Deck, Sidewalk or Driveway Concrete Repair Important?
Think of concrete repair as creating a positive first impression for your home. When you meet someone for the first time, you’ll likely want to leave them with a favorable opinion of who you are. However, sometimes people create their own perception of you based on appearance, and if that appearance is negative, you might be sunk right out the gate.
Similarly, the first thing people often notice when they visit your home, pass it on the street, or appraise it for resale is your sidewalk, driveway, or front steps. From the backyard, it’s the condition of your patio or pool deck. Thus, it goes without saying that cracked, sinking concrete can create quite the negative impression of your home.
The bad news is that cracked or uneven concrete is not just an eyesore. It can also serve as a major tripping or driving hazard, and it’s an easy catch for home inspectors when you put your home on the market. If left unrepaired, sunken concrete slabs can hinder your ability to sell your home. Then, if sold, it can decrease your home’s value by as much as 10%!
Why Does Concrete Settle?
Don’t worry. Cracked, sinking concrete is a reparable issue. Before we dive into repair options, let’s analyze why concrete cracks and settles. In Georgia, our homes are built on Georgia red clay, which is expansive in nature. As the name implies, expansive soils expand when it rains and shrink during periods of drought.
Soil, grass, and vegetation need water, so a little rain is obviously good. But, what’s not good is those long, steady rains that last for days and heavy spot showers that pop-up almost every day each summer. This much rain can cause the soil surrounding or supporting your home to oversaturate and washout. Similarly, during extended periods of drought, that same soil can dry out and crumble.
Washed or dried out soil will eventually erode, leaving void pockets. Void-laden soil cannot support the heavy concrete slabs that rest on top of it. The lack of adequate support will cause those slabs to crack and settle down into the voids, often resulting in a one to three-inch drop, if not greater.
Why Should I Call a Professional When I Could Do Concrete Repair Myself?
Whether you are dealing with a cracked or settled concrete slab in your driveway, sidewalk, front steps, back patio, pool deck, garage box, or basement floor, your failing slab creates a safety hazard that should be addressed immediately.
There are many products on the market that you can use to repair concrete without the help of a professional. However, none of these are permanent solutions, as they do not address the core issue: the soil. Calling in a professional concrete repair contractor not only guarantees you have the work done correctly, but it can also save you time and money. Ensuring the job is done right the first time can save you from continually having to repair your sinking concrete.
Professional concrete repair contractors will often supply one of three options for repair: Mudjacking (also known as Slabjacking), Injection Foam Leveling, and Concrete Replacement. Unfortunately, all of these options were not created equal.
What Sets Us Apart:
At AquaGuard Concrete Leveling, we install PolyLevel®–the most efficient, cost-effective, and innovative concrete leveling technique on the market. We do more than just repair the appearance of cracked or uneven surfaces. We provide peace of mind. Our certified System Design Specialists will provide a free evaluation to ensure determine whether the condition of your concrete. From there, we can help you find the best opportunity for lift, ensuring the stability and future protection of both your concrete slabs and home.
Upon completion of your evaluation, your design specialist will tell you exactly what’s causing your issue, tell you what’s required to fix it right the first time, and provide a dependable warranty. If your issue does not need repair, they’ll tell you that, too!
For a free Concrete Leveling inspection, contact us today! We’ve been servicing customers for over 20 years, and no job is too big or too small for us to handle. Our service area extends throughout Georgia including Marietta, Atlanta, Decatur, Alpharetta & many of the surrounding areas.