Cracked Concrete Patio
For many homeowners, a patio is a cherished space, a personal slice of outdoor bliss. However, cracks not only disrupt its beauty but also pose safety risks. These cracks can be a sign of deeper foundational problems. That’s where Innovative Basement Authority steps in, offering specialized solutions that ensure your patio remains a comforting escape for years.
This page explains the reasons behind patio damage, their implications, and how a professional can repair your space.
What Is a Cracked Concrete Patio?
A cracked concrete patio is a surface typically in your backyard that has developed cracks, lines, or breaks over time.
More than a cosmetic issue, these disruptions signify potential structural concerns. Whether it’s a tiny hairline fracture or a more pronounced split, they can turn into safety hazards, water traps, or even pest hideouts.
In addition to cracks in your patio, look around your home looking for other concrete problems like these:
- Cracked concrete
- Sinking concrete slabs
- Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining
- Cracked concrete pool deck
- Sinking concrete porch
- Sinking concrete steps
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cracked driveway
If these red flags are happening at your home, it’s time to prioritize your home’s health. Innovative Basement Authority doesn’t just treat the symptoms; we target the root causes. Our concrete lifting techniques are designed for durability and peace of mind.
What Causes a Cracked Concrete Patio?
From environmental challenges to installation oversights, multiple factors can jeopardize your patio’s integrity:
- Soil Changes & Erosion: Instabilities in the ground beneath can weaken the concrete’s support. Erosion, or washout is most common.
- Weather Patterns: Intense rain or freeze-thaw cycles can harm your patio. This is a main cause in our area with harsh winters.
- Tree Root Expansion: Growing roots can push up against the concrete, leading to cracks.
- Installation Flaws: Mistakes, like not properly compacting the soil beneath during the initial setup can have long-term consequences.
Understanding and addressing these issues is pivotal in ensuring both a beautiful patio and a safe home foundation.
Can You Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio?
Yes! While some temporary DIY solutions might seem tempting, they often overlook the core issues.
Innovative Basement Authority focuses on thorough, lasting solutions. Instead of merely patching the surface, we delve deep, addressing the foundational issues that led to the damage.
Rather than relying on outdated and messy techniques like mudjacking and complete replacements, Innovative Basement Authority adopts a comprehensive strategy. Our advanced SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system not only repairs visible damage but also Strengthens the soil beneath.
How to Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio
While each homeowner’s patio is different, our approach typically looks something like this:
- Damage assessment with a free and thorough inspection
- Drilling small holes into affected patio sections
- Placing injection ports in the holes
- Mixing a two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam
- Injecting the foam underneath the patio
- Foam expansion to lift the concrete
- Foam curing within 15 minutes
- Filling and smoothing the drilled holes
- Sealing cracks to prevent further damage
- Monitoring and maintaining the concrete patio for ongoing protection
Our signature solution, SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™, is tailored for lasting results, giving homeowners peace of mind and confidence in their outdoor spaces.
Why Address a Cracked Concrete Patio Now
While it may be easy to ignore, it’s important to address a cracked, uneven patio right away before it can lead to:
- Increasing Safety Concerns: Uneven surfaces and cracks pose a heightened risk of tripping. As the patio’s concrete deteriorates further, these risks amplify.
- Ongoing Damage: If underlying soil problems aren’t addressed, continued erosion and shifting can exacerbate the patio’s cracks and sinking.
- Water Threats: Cracks facilitate water infiltration beneath the patio, speeding up erosion. This moisture can also risk compromising the foundation.
- Potential for Pests: Cracks provide entry points for pests and weeds beneath the concrete. Such openings might even invite rodents closer to or into your residence.
- Visual Decline: A damaged and uneven patio diminishes the overall appeal of your property.
- Reduced Home Worth: Persistent damages and a neglected look can lower your property’s market value and dissuade prospective buyers
Innovative Basement Authority offers more than just repairs; we provide homeowners with the assurance that their cherished outdoor spaces are preserved and protected.
Trust Innovative Basement Authority for Reliable Concrete Lifting Solutions
Your home is where you make memories. Let Innovative Basement Authority ensure that each corner, including your patio, reflects the beauty and safety you deserve. With our expertise, your patio becomes the perfect backdrop for more family gatherings, serene afternoons, and starlit evenings.
With nearly 20 years of experience under our belt, we understand homeowners’ needs and pride ourselves on delivering unmatched quality. Contact us for a free, no-obligation inspection.
Indeed. Minor cracks can evolve, compromising the safety and beauty of your space. It’s wise to tackle issues when they first appear. Let Innovative Basement Authority help with a free inspection.
Our efficient methods mean most repairs are done within hours, with the patio sections themselves being ready in just 15 minutes, allowing you to enjoy your rejuvenated patio very quickly. Exact times might vary based on damage extent.
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