Concrete crack & sprawling repair
While concrete cracks appear to be typical, it is not recommended that they remain ignored.
These cracks typically due to drying shrinkage, thermal movement or other causes usually are minor and result in few problems. More often than not, a foundation crack will widen over time and result in water seepage or possibly the loss of structural integrity. Foundation and slab cracks are not only an eyesore, but they may hinder the value of the property.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to permanently repair such cracks without the need for costly and disruptive excavation. For the repair of concrete floor cracks we use epoxies and polyurea materials, suitable for such slab repairs.
The repair process explained
When we are faced with a surface repair, we first investigate how aggressive the repair needs to be:
• Full-depth repair--cutting out the damaged concrete, replacing reinforcing steel, and replacing the concrete.
• Partial depth repair—cutting around the edges of the damaged area (but not into the reinforcing steel), removing the damaged concrete, cleaning or replacing the reinforcing steel, then placing a repair mortar.
• Overlays—effective to cover up surface problems—so long as good surface preparation is used.
The repair of concrete cracks and concrete sprawling can be efficiently and effectively be completed in as little as an hour.