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Concrete Crack Repair

Cracked concrete is common, but it can be dangerous. This problem negatively impacts your property’s appearance, indicates underlying issues, and leads to additional damage. 

Dealing with cracking and sinking concrete slabs can be distressing for homeowners. At Ohio Basement Authority, we offer an effective concrete lifting process that directly addresses these concerns. Our proprietary SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections lift sunken concrete slabs and can help close cracks once the concrete is stabilized. 

Homeowners in Central and Southern Ohio have trusted this state-of-the-art repair process for 15 years, and we’re eager for you to experience the innovation and excellence for yourself. 

As experts in the field, our primary goal is to offer guidance and solutions tailored to your home. This page explains how our specialized services can restore and enhance your property’s safety.

What is Concrete Crack Repair? 

Concrete crack repair is a comprehensive process designed to rectify concrete surface damage caused by unstable soil and oversaturation.  

Cracks in concrete cannot simply be filled with caulk or other materials and left alone. This cosmetic quick fix masks what’s going on beneath the surface. 

Ohio Basement Authority’s concrete repair goes beyond just patching cracks. We use a concrete lifting process called PolyRenewal™ to gently raise settled sections. 

Our proprietary concrete lifting system is a pivotal part of our whole-home solutions, ensuring the aesthetic appeal and safety of your concrete structures. PolyRenewal™ focuses on stabilizing the concrete, often reducing visible cracks and sealing them after the slab has solidified. 

Signs Your Home Needs Concrete Crack Repair 

Cracks can develop on many concrete surfaces, including: 

If you’re witnessing the deterioration of your home’s concrete surfaces, it may be time to consider a repair solution. Here are some telltale 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 up between concrete sections 

Identifying concrete cracks and other damage early allows for less invasive repairs, protecting your investment and preventing further costly damage. 

Is Concrete Crack Repair Necessary? 

Repairing concrete cracks is essential. 

Be wary of repairs advertised as “quick fixes,” as they do not address the source of the problem. Cracking, sinking, and other concrete damage continue and lead to more significant issues, even when methods like mudjacking or repouring are used. 

Addressing concrete damage in its early stages prevents further deterioration, ensuring the longevity of your slabs and saving you money in the long run. As cracks progress and expand, this can limit viable repair options once they are too far gone. The sooner you address concrete damage, the less invasive the repair. 

Acting early can also optimize the effectiveness of solutions like PolyRenewal™, making it a crucial component of our comprehensive home solution. 

What Are the Benefits of Concrete Crack Repair 

Concrete crack repair offers many advantages: 

Improve Safety 

Lifting uneven, sunken areas of concrete eliminates trip hazards. Sealing cracks prevents further fractures that could potentially harm loved ones or damage vehicles. Overall, concrete repair improves property safety. 

Stop Further Damage 

Injecting expanding foam underneath compromised concrete slabs stabilizes the ground beneath to prevent continued sinking and settlement. This protects your concrete investment and prevents worsening issues. 

Enhance Appearance and Value 

Cracked uneven concrete looks unsightly and diminishes your property value. Our concrete solutions can make cracked surfaces look brand new again. Our specialized products and skilled team can restore your concrete to its original, smooth appearance. 

Prolong Concrete Life 

Left untreated, minor cracks become major repairs. Concrete lifting and stabilization treatments protect the integrity of the slab and prevent the need for complete slab replacement. Our products strengthen concrete surfaces and extend their lifespans. 

To maximize these benefits, we encourage homeowners to utilize our proprietary PolyRenewal™ system. Our exclusive products, designed with our expertise, outperform generic solutions available in the market by providing superior performance and durability. 

How Our Concrete Crack Repairs Work 

To fully address concrete cracks, Ohio Basement Authority’s certified team follows these essential steps when installing PolyRenewal™: 

  • Drill small, penny-sized holes into the concrete. 
  • Place injection ports in each hole. 
  • Mix and prepare the two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam. 
  • Inject foam beneath the concrete slabs through the ports. 
  • The expanding foam fills the voids beneath the concrete and lifts the slab. 
  • Allow the foam to fully cure (approximately 15 minutes). 
  • Remove the injection ports and fill and smooth out drilled holes. 
  • Seal cracks and joints to prevent future damage. 
  • Schedule regular maintenance for your concrete slabs. 

With the right tools, training, and products, Ohio Basement Authority’s concrete repair process is efficient, minimally invasive, and provides long-lasting results.  

Why Our Crack Repair is the Best Choice for Your Home 

The PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting technology from Ohio Basement Authority is the best option for concrete lifting and crack repair for many reasons. Here are some of the key benefits: 

  • Unmatched Precision: Our polymer injection technique expertly targets and lifts settled concrete slabs with exceptional accuracy. 
  • Minimally Invasive: Small access points eliminate the need for bulky equipment or excavation. 
  • Lightweight: Closed-cell foam adds strength without overburdening existing foundations. 
  • Fast Results: Foam solidifies in just 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 Ohio Basement Authority for Concrete Crack Repair Today! 

If your concrete surfaces show signs of settlement, cracks, or uneven sections, the time to act is now. The longer you wait, the worse the damage can become. To protect and enhance the value of your home, trust the expertise of Ohio Basement Authority. 

As the region’s trusted leader in foundation repair, Ohio Basement Authority brings unmatched quality and experience to homeowners across Central and Southern Ohio seeking effective concrete solutions. With our specialized solutions and dedicated services, your concrete concerns will be a thing of the past. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and no-obligation repair estimate. 

FAQs

All cracks, no matter how small, can present a threat to the surrounding concrete and your Dayton or Springfield home as a whole. Of course, you might be too busy to deal with every single threat of damage your home already faces, so it is important for you to know which cracks can be left alone for a short period of time and which must be repaired as soon as possible.

Hairline cracks are any cracks that measure less than 1/8 inch wide and will not pose much of a threat to your foundation nor the surrounding concrete. The same can be said for cracks that measure anywhere between 1/8 to 1/4 inches wide, though you should still keep a close eye on these in case they expand outward even further. Of course, even if you can leave these cracks alone for a short period of time, it is important that you set up an appointment with a concrete expert as soon as you can to repair these cracks. Expanding cracks are often ignored, which can result in easily preventable foundation damage.

Any cracks that measure wider than 1/4 inch wide must be repaired as soon as possible. Not only can the damage spread out to the surrounding concrete, but also it can extend down to the foundation as well. Moisture, washed-out soil, and plenty of other issues can easily cause these cracks to expand or spread out further, so it is important for you to not just maintain the concrete, but the supporting soil, too. Ohio Basement Authority’s SettleStop PolyRenewal™ solution can repair both, all while closing any cracks or holes in just 15 minutes! You will be able to walk along your concrete slabs the same day we implement repairs!

We do not use conventional fillers to address 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 the cracks. We also apply a silicone-based sealant to the cracks and joints once the concrete is stabilized. 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, so you can use the surface shortly after. Ohio Basement Authority experts will provide an accurate installation timeline during a free inspection appointment. 

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