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Concrete Pitting, Flaking, & Staining 

Many homeowners prioritize keeping their homes in pristine condition. Concrete is a part of this effort; without regular maintenance, it will deteriorate like any other structure. 

Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining are early indicators of weakening concrete. Not only do they impact your home’s visual appeal, but they also suggest underlying problems with your property. 

With the most durable concrete lifting methods in Colorado, we’ll make your concrete safe to use again. After reading this page, you’ll understand why these issues arise and what you can do to fix them. 

What Is Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining? 

The issues of concrete pitting, flaking, and staining are each a specific type of concrete damage. While they might show up at the same time, they can also appear individually. Despite their visual differences, they are often caused by similar factors. 

Concrete Pitting 

Concrete pitting is characterized by small, irregular dips on the surface, which suggest potential underlying imperfections. These often originate from variances during concrete formulation. 

Concrete Flaking 

Concrete flaking results in layers of concrete coming off. This typically happens due to environmental influences like moisture and shifting weather patterns. 

Concrete Staining  

Concrete staining occurs when foreign materials, such as oil or dirt, mark the concrete. These marks can change the hue and potentially weaken the concrete in the long run. 

All these signs, though distinct, point to a vulnerable concrete infrastructure. Without prompt action, these surface issues can intensify. 

Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining might appear alongside other concrete damage like cracking and sinking. Damage usually shows up on the following structures: 

Overlooking these areas might accelerate their degradation. Contact Foundation Repair of Western Colorado for a thorough assessment when you notice these symptoms. 

What Causes Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining? 

Each sign points to inherent flaws within the concrete. However, the reasons for pitting, flaking, or staining are distinct. 

Causes of Concrete Pitting 

Missteps during the blending or curing stages are primary culprits for pitting. Inadequately blended concrete can entrap minuscule air pockets, leading to tiny voids which give concrete that “pitting” look. Typically, pitting becomes noticeable around five years after the concrete has settled. 

Causes of Concrete Flaking 

Environmental factors play a role in flaking. Precipitation like rain and snow can gradually erode the concrete (and the soil around it). Additional moisture from sources like sprinklers or malfunctioning downspouts can exacerbate the situation. 

Causes of Concrete Staining 

Persistent exposure to materials (like oil or soil) can cause staining on the concrete. 

Such elements can lead to unevenness in the concrete’s color. Over time, these can also degrade the ground beneath the concrete, leading to sinking sections

Understanding the origins of these challenges and opting for the right remedy ensures durable repairs. Foundation Repair of Western Colorado has tailor-made solutions for each of these challenges! 

Can You Fix Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining? 

Indeed, tackling concrete pitting, flaking, and staining is possible and preventable. Yet, a holistic, expert approach is advisable. 

Simple DIY measures or off-the-shelf products won’t address the root cause. For a dependable repair, we recommend our polyurethane injections. 

How to Fix Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining 

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado doesn’t depend on conventional techniques like pouring or mudjacking. Instead, we utilize PolyRenewal™ foam injections to strengthen the ground underneath and lift affected areas. Our procedure looks like this: 

  • Free initial inspection to identify issues and determine the best solution. 
  • Drilling tiny holes in the damaged concrete sections. 
  • Setting up injection ports in these holes. 
  • Injecting PolyRenewal™ into the holes where it flows beneath the concrete. 
  • The polyurethane solution expands, hardening and filling any voids in the soil. 
  • The concrete slab is elevated, and the underlying soil becomes stable. 
  • After the concrete is lifted, the injection ports are removed and drilled sections are smoothed out. Your concrete looks normal again. 
  • Applying a specialized sealant to the cracks ensures further protection. 

At Foundation Repair of Western Colorado, we’ve designed exclusive products to provide homeowners with precise, superior solutions. Our PolyRenewal™ system promises unparalleled stability, enhancing your concrete’s lifespan. 

Why Address Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining Now 

Concrete lifting transcends mere correction of pitting, flaking, and staining. It offers also offers advantages such as: 

  • Protection from Further Damage: Timely intervention prevents extensive future issues. 
  • Preserving Property Value: Maintaining your concrete positively impacts your home’s resale value. 
  • Safety Enhancement: Uneven surfaces from flaking or pitting pose tripping hazards. 
  • Better Curb Appeal: Immaculate concrete improves your property’s aesthetic value. 

With Foundation Repair of Western Colorado, you can rely on consistently premium services. Our specialized solutions surpass standard fixes, guaranteeing outstanding results. 

Rely on Foundation Repair of Western Colorado for Trustworthy Concrete Lifting Solutions 

Concrete wear, like pitting, flaking, or staining, warrants professional attention. Since 1995, homeowners have placed their trust in Foundation Repair of Western Colorado for their concrete needs. Backed by our knowledge and contemporary techniques, we assure a lasting remedy. 

Contact us today for a free evaluation, and let’s rejuvenate your property’s concrete. Partner with us to restore your concrete’s beauty and safety! 

FAQs

Immediately cleaning spills can prevent stains from setting. It’s also beneficial to use a high-quality sealant, which creates a barrier between the concrete and potential staining agents. Regular cleaning and resealing can maintain the concrete’s appearance.

Signs such as widening wall cracks, doors or windows that stick, or visible sinking in portions of your home could indicate foundation issues related to concrete damage. It’s crucial to consult with a professional immediately if you notice these signs to determine if you need foundation repair.

Absolutely! Soil types like expansive clay can expand and contract with moisture changes, causing the concrete above to crack or shift (especially because concrete is not flexible). Proper ground preparation and ensuring good drainage can mitigate these risks.

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