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Concrete Step Repair

Sinking and cracking outdoor concrete steps don’t just negatively impact the look of your home, they can also be a significant safety hazard. While sinking concrete is a common nuisance for homeowners, it’s especially common on high-traffic surfaces like stair steps. Fortunately, concrete lifting from Innovative Basement Authority offers a dependable and long-lasting solution. 

Our innovative concrete leveling solution, PolyRenewal™, addresses the issues quickly and efficiently, without invasive prep work like excavation or concrete pouring. If you live in Minnesota, North Dakota; South Dakota, or Eastern Montana, PolyRenewal™ from Innovative Basement Authority is the best way to secure long-term peace of mind for your sunken or damaged steps. Read on for an in-depth exploration of how this system can make your home safer. 

What is Concrete Step Repair? 

Concrete step repair revolves primarily around raising, stabilizing, and fixing outdoor concrete steps. This can be accomplished through a variety of methods, all with their own pros and cons.

Traditional repair methods such as mudjacking, or concrete replacement, may not offer lasting results, as they fail to address the unstable soil that caused the sinking in the first place. 

Concrete lifting with polyurethane foam injections is a superior alternative. Dense polyurethane foam is injected underneath the sunken slabs, lifting and stabilizing them before solidifying in place to provide a stable base. Innovative Basement Authority utilizes the PolyRenewal™ technique, ensuring long-term durability and safety for your steps. 

In certain scenarios, incorporating foundation piers into the repair plan might be necessary, depending on the severity of the damage. These dig deep into the soil to provide sturdy support for severe sinking.

Signs Your Exterior Concrete Steps Need Repair 

Addressing concrete step repair needs promptly can help avoid further damage. Signs that your steps might need attention include: 

Catching these early signs of damage can help you avoid more costly repairs down the line, especially in areas like Fargo or Minneapolis, where the cold winters can strongly affect the soil. Contact a concrete repair specialist like Innovative Basement Authority at the first sign of trouble. 

Is Concrete Step Repair Necessary? 

Neglecting concrete step repair needs can pose safety risks, limit your repair options, and potentially lead to higher repair costs down the line. Addressing the issue promptly ensures long-lasting stability and safety. 

Steer clear of temporary fixes like re-pouring, mudjacking, or ready-made solutions from hardware stores. These methods don’t offer long-term protection from future stabilization issues.

Concrete step repair is a seamless part of Innovative Basement Authority’s whole-home approach to home maintenance, helping to preserve the integrity and value of your property. 

Our team of experts will thoroughly assess the damage and repair your steps promptly and effectively. 

What Are the Benefits of Concrete Step Repair? 

Repairing your concrete steps offers several benefits to you, your family, and your property: 

Safety Enhancement 

Damaged steps can pose tripping hazards. By stabilizing and lifting your steps, we significantly reduce these risks, ensuring the safety of your loved ones and guests. 

Prevent Further Damage 

Addressing sagging steps and sealing cracks helps prevent additional damage to your steps and the foundation of your home. 

Aesthetic Improvement 

Restored steps enhance the curb appeal and value of your property. Our specialized lifting method leaves virtually no trace once the repair is complete. 

Extended Lifespan 

Our exclusive PolyRenewal™ method extends the life of your steps beyond what traditional methods can offer. 

Investing in our top-tier products and expert installation is crucial for durable repair. The PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting solution is environmentally friendly, sets in 15 minutes, and ensures years of stability for your steps. Relying on our expertise guarantees a job done right the first time. 

How Concrete Step Repair Works 

Innovative Basement Authority’s professionals conduct concrete step repairs through a series of critical steps: 

  • Accuracy: Providing unmatched precision in lifting and stabilizing the steps. 
  • Minimal Disruption: No need for large equipment or extensive excavation. 
  • Lightweight: The foam used is much lighter than traditional mudjacking or concrete. 
  • Quick Curing: The material sets in just 15 minutes, minimizing downtime. 
  • Durability: Highly resistant to environmental factors, ensuring longevity. 
  • Adaptability: Suitable for various concrete surfaces. 
  • Eco-Friendly: Made with sustainable materials. 
  • Discreet: Repairs are almost invisible, blending seamlessly with existing concrete. 
  • Guaranteed Maintenance: Our annual maintenance plans ensure ongoing quality. 

Our team has the necessary skills and experience to ensure a successful repair, providing lasting results. 

How Concrete Step Repair Works 

Innovative Basement Authority’s proficient team will meticulously carry out the concrete step repair procedure through these crucial stages: 

  • Drill small holes into sunken areas of your steps. 
  • Insert injection ports into the holes.  
  • Mix a two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam. 
  • Inject high-density polyurethane foam underneath the concrete. 
  • The foam expands, filling voids and lifting the steps. 
  • Allow foam to cure (approximately 15 minutes). 
  • Remove the injection ports and fill the holes. 
  • Seal cracks and joints with protective sealant. 
  • Schedule regular maintenance to monitor your steps. 

Innovative Basement Authority’s crews possess the expertise to seamlessly navigate this procedure, resulting in a safe and stable surface in just minutes. 

Choose Innovative Basement Authority for Concrete Step Repair Today  

Don’t let damaged concrete steps compromise the safety and aesthetic appeal of your home. Choose a lasting solution with Innovative Basement Authority and our advanced PolyRenewal™ technology. Our experienced technicians are ready to restore the safety and stability of your outdoor steps, ensuring confidence in the longevity of your repairs. 

Check out our service areas to see if Innovative Basement Authority is the right choice for you. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection.


External factors such as shifting soil, water accumulation, freeze-thaw cycles, and tree root growth can contribute to issues with concrete steps. Innovative Basement Authority identifies the root cause of your concrete step issues and provides an effective solution during a free inspection.

The holes are small, about the size of a penny, and are filled afterward. They might be noticeable up close but tend to blend in over time.  

The duration of the PolyRenewal™ process depends on the specific repair location and the extent of the damage, but generally, concrete step repairs can be completed within a day. The repaired area is ready for regular use just 15 minutes after the procedure is finished. We will provide an estimated timeline after our free inspection. 

Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in many cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. Innovative Basement Authority does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make your concrete perfectly level.    

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