Concrete Crack Repair
Cracked concrete is a common issue that can impact your property’s safety and appearance, signaling underlying problems and causing additional damage.
Managing cracked and sunken concrete can be stressful for homeowners. At Bay Area Underpinning, we offer an effective concrete lifting solution that directly tackles these concerns.
Our exclusive SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections raise sunken concrete slabs and can help seal cracks once the concrete is stabilized. With nearly 20 years of trust from homeowners in the Bay Area, we invite you to experience our innovative and excellent services for yourself.
As industry-leading concrete repair experts, our primary goal is to provide customized guidance and solutions for your home. This page details how our specialized services enhance your property’s safety.
What is Concrete Crack Repair?
Mere patching of cracks with caulk or other materials is not enough, as it only addresses the cosmetic appearance while concealing underlying issues.
Bay Area Underpinning’s concrete repair goes beyond surface fixes. We employ the PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting process to gently elevate sunken sections.
Our proprietary concrete lifting system is a crucial element of our holistic home solutions, ensuring the aesthetics and safety of your concrete structures. PolyRenewal™ focuses on stabilizing the concrete, often reducing visible cracks and sealing them after the slab solidifies.
Signs Your Home Needs Concrete Crack Repair
Concrete cracks can appear on various surfaces, including:
If you see damage to your property’s concrete surfaces, it may be time to consider a repair solution. Here are some common signs:
- Visible and expanding cracks in concrete surfaces
- Cracks wider than ¼”
- Uneven or sinking concrete slabs
- Tripping hazards
- Concrete sinking away from the house
- Cracked walls or damaged siding above sunken concrete
- Crumbling edges
- Pitting, flaking, and staining on the concrete
- Water pooling on the concrete after rain
- Weeds growing between concrete sections
By recognizing concrete cracks and other damage early, you can allow for less invasive repairs, safeguarding your investment and preventing further costly damage.
Is Concrete Crack Repair Necessary?
Concrete crack repair is essential. Be cautious of “quick fixes” and conventional repairs—including mudjacking or repouring—that don’t address the root cause, as they lead to more significant issues.
Timely action prevents further deterioration, ensuring your slabs last longer and saving you money in the long run. The sooner you address concrete damage, the less invasive the repair.
Early action also maximizes the effectiveness of solutions like PolyRenewal™, a vital component of our comprehensive home solution.
What Are the Benefits of Concrete Crack Repair
Concrete crack repair offers numerous advantages:
Lifting uneven, sunken areas of concrete eliminates tripping hazards. Sealing cracks prevents further fractures that could harm loved ones or vehicles, enhancing property safety.
Avoiding Additional Damage
Injecting expanding foam under compromised concrete slabs stabilizes the ground to prevent continued sinking and settlement, protecting your investment.Enhanced Appearance and Value
Enhanced Appearance and Value
Cracked, uneven concrete diminishes your property’s value and looks unsightly. Our solutions can make cracked surfaces look new again, restoring your concrete to its original, smooth appearance.
Extend Concrete Life
Untreated minor cracks can lead to major repairs. Concrete lifting and stabilization treatments strengthen surfaces and extend their lifespans, avoiding the need for complete slab replacement.
We encourage homeowners to utilize our proprietary PolyRenewal™ system to maximize these benefits. Our exclusive products, designed with expertise, outperform generic solutions by providing superior performance and durability.
How Our Concrete Crack Repairs Work
To comprehensively address concrete cracks, Bay Area Underpinning’s certified team follows these essential steps when installing PolyRenewal™:
- Inspect the concrete for damage, determine the cause, and outline the best repair solution.
- Drill small, penny-sized holes into the concrete.
- Affix injection ports in each hole.
- Mix the two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam.
- Inject the foam under the concrete slabs through the ports.
- Allow the foam to expand, fill voids, and cure (approximately 15 minutes).
- Ensure proper slab lift and stabilization.
- Remove the injection ports.
- Fill and smooth out the drilled holes.
- Seal cracks and joints to prevent future damage.
- Schedule annual maintenance for continued concrete slab protection.
With the right tools, training, and products, Bay Area Underpinning’s concrete repair process is efficient, minimally invasive, and delivers long-lasting results.
Why Our Concrete Crack Repair is the Best Choice for Your Home
The PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting technology from Bay Area Underpinning stands out as the best option for concrete lifting and crack repair for several reasons:
- Supreme Accuracy: Our polyurethane foam injection technique expertly targets and lifts settled concrete slabs with exceptional precision.
- Minimally Invasive Installation: Small access points eliminate the need for bulky equipment or excavation.
- Lightweight Material: Closed-cell foam adds strength without overburdening existing foundations, and is lighter than concrete and mudjacking materials.
- Quick Results: Foam solidifies in 15 minutes for immediate stability and minimal downtime.
- Resilient: Endures environmental pressures for long-lasting concrete slab repairs.
- Multipurpose: Suitable for various concrete surfaces and applications.
- Eco-Friendly: Formulated with non-toxic, sustainable materials designed to last.
- Discreet: Seamlessly integrates into the landscape with virtually invisible repairs.
- Quality Craftsmanship: Annual maintenance plans affirm our commitment to long-term performance.
Contact Bay Area Underpinning for Concrete Crack Repair Today!
If your concrete surfaces show signs of settlement, cracks, or uneven sections, act now to prevent worsening damage. Trust the expertise of Bay Area Underpinning, the region’s leader in concrete repair. We bring unmatched quality and experience to homeowners in the Bay Area seeking effective concrete solutions. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and receive a no-obligation repair estimate. We promise to be by your side every step of the way.
All cracks can pose a threat to your concrete. While hairline cracks may not be a major concern, cracks wider than ¼” should be repaired promptly. Avoid DIY fixes and opt for professional solutions from Bay Area Underpinning. Our PolyRenewal™ system lifts and stabilizes concrete and can help close cracks. Contact us for a free inspection and estimate.
We do not use conventional fillers for concrete cracks. Our approach involves injecting high-density polyurethane foam under concrete to lift and stabilize it. While we do not “repair” concrete cracks, we can often close them when lifting concrete slabs. Contact us to learn more and to schedule a free inspection and estimate.
Typically, the entire concrete lifting process can be completed within a day, depending on the severity of the damage and the scope of the job. The PolyRenewal™ injected foam cures in 15 minutes, allowing you to use the surface shortly after repair. Bay Area Underpinning experts will provide an accurate installation timeline during a free inspection appointment.
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