Cracked Concrete Patio
Every homeowner enjoys a peaceful patio. But when cracks appear, it’s more than just an eyesore—it’s a safety concern.
Beyond the evident trip hazards, these cracks might hint at deeper issues with your home’s foundation. Fortunately, Foundation Systems of Michigan is here to help, with innovative and efficient concrete repair solutions tailored for every home, ensuring your patio remains an oasis for years to come.
This page provides insight into the reasons behind cracked concrete patios, highlighting the issues they present, and showcasing how expert solutions can rejuvenate your home and give you peace of mind.
What Is a Cracked Concrete Patio?
A cracked concrete patio refers to a backyard surface that, over time, has shown signs of wear such as cracks, lines, or breaks.
A cracked patio isn’t just about visible lines and cracks; it’s a sign that the structural integrity of your outdoor space is compromised. These cracks can escalate into significant hazards, become homes for pests, and lead to water pooling, accelerating wear and tear.
Consult with experts if you’re noticing similar issues like:
- Cracked concrete
- Sinking concrete slabs
- Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining
- Cracked concrete pool deck
- Sinking concrete porch
- Sinking concrete steps
- Cracked sidewalks
Foundation Systems of Michigan not only diagnoses the visual problems but digs deep to find the root cause, ensuring lasting repairs. Our solutions lift and level concrete, stabilizing the soil below.
What Causes a Cracked Concrete Patio?
There are multiple culprits that can lead to patio cracks:
- Soil Movement & Erosion: Shifts in the underlying soil can destabilize the concrete above. This is easily caused by erosion or washout.
- Environmental Factors: Heavy rainfall or freezing cycles can damage concrete.
- Tree Root Growth: Expanding roots can exert upward pressure, leading to cracks.
- Installation Issues: Flaws during the pouring or curing phase can cause future problems.
Identifying and addressing these issues promptly ensures not only a beautiful patio but also a safer home foundation.
Can You Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio?
Yes! While DIY patchwork fixes might offer a short-term solution, they don’t address the heart of the problem.
Traditional repairs like mudjacking and replacement are messy and a major disruption without addressing the problem that made the concrete sink in the first place.
Foundation Systems of Michigan believes in comprehensive solutions. We don’t just mask the problem; we tackle it head-on to ensure a long-lasting repair and prevent it from happening again.
How to Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio
While each patio is unique, our procedure is thorough yet minimally invasive. The steps include:
- 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
Your home is unique, and our tailored solutions, especially PolyRenewal™, are crafted to address its specific challenges, providing results that stand the test of time, outperforming competitors.
Why Address a Cracked Concrete Patio Now
Postponing repairs to your cracked patio can lead to:
- Increased Safety Concerns: Deepening cracks pose more significant tripping risks.
- Escalating Damage: Left unchecked, the deterioration speeds up.
- Water-related Issues: Water can erode the foundation further.
- Pest Infestations: Cracks can become entry points for unwanted guests.
- Property Value Decline: A neglected patio can diminish your home’s market value.
Don’t let a cracked patio decrease your home’s appeal or its safety. With Foundation Systems of Michigan, you get more than just a fix—you receive peace of mind.
Choose Foundation Systems of Michigan for Concrete Solutions
Your home is more than just bricks and mortar; it’s where memories are made. Don’t let a cracked patio steal its magic.
Trust Foundation Systems of Michigan to restore the beauty and safety of your patio, making it ready for more family barbecues, evening reads, and star-gazing nights.
With more than 15 years of experience, homeowners across Michigan have found solace in our commitment to excellence and our outstanding customer service. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection.
Yes. Even minor cracks can widen over time, affecting the structure. It’s always best to address issues early. Contact Foundation Systems of Michigan for a free inspection.
Our efficient foam injection process is typically completed within hours, allowing you to use your patio in as little as 15 minutes after it is repaired. However, the overall repair duration might vary based on the extent of damage.
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