It’s a beautiful summer day and you want to go on a walk around your neighborhood. You slip your shoes on and walk out the door. Shortly after, you trip over a jutting section of concrete and come close to falling face first on the concrete.
Something like this can happen to you or your loved ones if the sidewalks outside your home are cracking. Not to mention, it doesn’t give others a great first impression of your home.
Foundation Repair of Western Colorado is committed to helping homeowners tackle this problem. With the most durable concrete lifting methods in the industry, we’ll make your concrete safe to use again.
Learn why the sidewalk is cracked and what you can do to fix it.
What Is a Sidewalk Crack?
A sidewalk crack refers to visible breakages or separations on the concrete path found outside most homes or businesses.
These separations can differ in size and depth, affecting the pathway’s stability. They’re more than just surface defects. Cracked walkways are unsightly, point to deeper issues, and present significant tripping hazards, necessitating swift action and repair.
Because cracked sidewalks are caused by unstable soil, you’re likely to notice other damaged concrete on your property. If you notice a cracked sidewalk, make sure to keep an eye out for the following:
- Cracked driveway
- Damaged concrete patio
- Sinking porch
- Sinking concrete steps
- Cracked pool deck
- Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining
- Sinking concrete slab
Remember, ignored cracks only get worse. Eventually, the entire sidewalk could become disjointed and uneven, resulting in tripping hazards and a decline in your property’s curb appeal.
What Causes Sidewalk Cracks?
Multiple factors can lead to sidewalk deterioration, including:
- Soil Issues: If the soil below the sidewalk settles or erodes, it significantly affects the concrete’s stability. The sidewalk will sink into the weakened soil and cause some sections to crack.
- Tree Roots: As tree roots expand and shift the soil beneath, they can exert pressure, leading to concrete cracks and bulging.
- Weather Variations: Weather events, such as heavy rainfall or snow, will erode the soil under concrete. Freeze-thaw cycles can enlarge tiny fractures, causing further damage.
- Inadequate Construction: Insufficient curing time, lack of reinforcement, or an unstable foundation can lead to premature cracking.
Such factors might also negatively impact your home’s foundational integrity. To apply an effective, lasting remedy, it’s essential to identify the root cause to avert recurring damages.
Is Repairing a Cracked Sidewalk Possible?
Absolutely, repairing sidewalk cracks is possible, but a holistic approach is necessary for lasting results. Note that as damage escalates, repair options might become limited, so it’s best to act early.
Standard DIY solutions often fall short. Replacing cement or using the mudjacking technique only provides a short-term fix and leaves the root causes unaddressed.
For dependable, lasting sidewalk restoration, reach out to the experts at Foundation Repair of Western Colorado. Our exclusive PolyRenewal™ injection elevates and stabilizes concrete better than any other method!
How to Repair Sidewalk Cracks
Foundation Repair of Western Colorado employs the cutting-edge PolyRenewal™ system to rectify and level sidewalks. Here’s the approach:
- Free initial inspection to identify issues and determine the best solution.
- Drilling tiny holes in the damaged sidewalk sections.
- Setting up injection ports in these holes.
- Injecting PolyRenewal™ into the holes where it flows beneath the sidewalk.
- 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. The concrete looks normal again.
- Applying a specialized sealant to the cracks ensures further protection.
Our specialized polyurethane foam is tailored to your specific requirements, assuring an efficient, enduring, and superior remedy. PolyRenewal™ is more effective than traditional mudjacking, less intrusive than total replacement, and remains unaffected by erosion or shifting.
Why Address Sidewalk Flaws Now
Addressing cracked sidewalks swiftly is essential for:
- Safety: Raised sections could lead to trips and injuries.
- Liability Prevention: Damaged pathways could lead to homeowner liabilities.
- Cost-Effectiveness: Over time, unattended issues can lead to more costly measures, like complete pathway replacement. Proactive professional repairs help you save money in the long run.
- Property Worth: Unsightly sidewalks can lower property value, making sales challenging. Buyers prefer hassle-free paths.
For comprehensive sidewalk solutions, opt for Foundation Repair of Western Colorado, offering unmatched benefits that outshine alternatives.
Reach Out to Foundation Repair of Western Colorado for Trusted Concrete Elevating Solutions
Don’t delay addressing sidewalk issues. Eliminate the dangers and visual imperfections with Foundation Repair of Western Colorado. Our state-of-the-art solutions ensure the durability and charm of your pathways.
We’re here to help. Connect with us today for a complimentary, no-commitment assessment, and let’s reinstate the allure and safety of your property!
The PolyRenewal™ repair process is designed to be quick and efficient. While the exact time can vary based on the size and severity of the damaged area, most repairs can be completed within a few hours. The foam hardens within 15 minutes, allowing for swift completion and minimal disruption to homeowners.
Yes, Foundation Repair of Western Colorado stands behind the quality of its work. We offer warranties and maintenance plans for our PolyRenewal™ repairs, ensuring that homeowners have peace of mind knowing that the repairs are durable and long-lasting. For specific warranty details and duration, it’s best to contact us directly.
Foundation Repair of Western Colorado is committed to using materials and methods that are environmentally conscious. The PolyRenewal™ foam is specially designed to be safe, with minimal environmental impact. It won’t contaminate the soil in your yard or leak chemicals into your water supply.
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