Repairing Cracked Concrete
Cracked concrete happens when part of a concrete slab breaks and sinks into underlying soil that has compressed or washed away . These cracks aren’t just unsightly; they offer moisture a way to seep beneath the slab. This can cause the underlying soil to soften or even wash away completely. That in turn can cause the slab to crack further as sinks into the void left by the washed-away soil.
To prevent moisture from seeping into the soil beneath, those cracks need to be sealed, as do the control joints that were cut between the slabs when they were first poured. While you could seal them with urethane caulk found at your local big-box DIY store, that is a solution that is prone to cracking, bubbling and drying out over time. Which means you’ll likely be sealing them again… and sooner than you thought.
The NexusPro Solution
Thankfully, fixing cracks in concrete has never been easier, thanks to a breakthrough in technology only available from Sprague Structural Solutions and other concrete repair contractors in the Supportworks network.
NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially formulated to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won't crack, bubble or dry out. That means a single application can seal the joints and cracks in your concrete driveway, patio, pool deck or sidewalk for years to come, protecting it from damage caused by soil compaction and washout.
Polylevel™ is a lightweight, strong high-density polyurethane foam that is pumped beneath concrete slabs through tiny ports about the size of a penny. Initially, Polylevel flows like water, filling even the smallest cracks and crevices in the soil. It quickly expands and hardens, lifting the concrete slabs above it and compressing the soil around it at the same time. Polylevel is waterproof, so it will never wash out, and it won’t degrade over time due to temperature extremes. Best of all, Polylevel cures quickly, allowing your concrete to be used normally the same day.
Whether you’ve just built a brand-new home, updated your existing home with new concrete or just want to extend the life of your existing driveway, patio or sidewalk, it makes sense to protect your investment by protecting your concrete. You could buy a do-it-yourself solution at your local big-box store, but application is messy, and it has to be reapplied every few years, which can get expensive. Plus, it likely won’t be compatible with new concrete.
Give Your Concrete the Seal of Protection With SealantPro™
Unlike concrete sealers available at big-box stores, SealantPro permanently protects concrete with just one application and extends its life by 3-5 times. Developed by Supportworks, SealantPro is a state-of-the-art material that bonds with concrete on a molecular level, permanently protecting it from water, dirt and other contaminants in a single coat. Once applied, SealantPro dries in minutes and is fully cured in just 6 hours, so you can use your concrete the same day. It is simple, fast, economical and extremely effective.
The concrete around our homes – driveways, patios, pool decks and sidewalks – should enhance our quality of life. But when it cracks, settles or becomes uneven, suddenly you can be forced to deal with issues such as pooling water, uneven surfaces and potentially dangerous trip hazards. Likewise, cracked concrete just plain looks bad, lowering the value of your home.
The good news is, thanks to the latest technology and techniques Sprague Structural Solutions can lift, level , seal and protect concrete, so that it looks great and works as it should for many years into the future. This not only helps maintain your home’s value, but also improves your quality of life and, most importantly, restores your peace of mind.
Polylevel™ is actually quite cost-effective because it offers a solution that is long-lasting, unlike mudjacking and slab replacement. And, your concrete will never cost less to repair than it does right now. In fact the longer you wait to fix your concrete the more expensive it can be to fix.
Before Polylevel™, there used to be two basic options for lifting and leveling concrete: mudjacking and slab replacement. Both approaches have limitations and disadvantages.
All concrete is unique and requires a through inspection. Our inspectors will completely inspect your concrete to check for voids, sinking, cracking and shifting to create a specialized bid just for you!
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