Residential & Commercial Foundation Repair
Concrete slabs are one of the most important parts of your home — quite literally, they make up the foundation on which your home rests. When slabs become damaged, they need to be repaired by a professional foundation repair company as soon as possible, as ignoring these repairs could cause you to incur even larger financial costs further down the road.
Learn more about the kinds of issues that might require concrete lifting and slab repairs and contact us today for more information or to schedule a foundation inspection.
Constant fluctuations in soil conditions and intrusive forces, such as tree roots, can cause serious damage to your foundation. Cracked brick? Sagging floors? Uneven concrete? These are among the most common warning signs of foundation damage that indicate the need for prompt foundation repair.
This issue typically occurs with homes built on clay soil, such as those in the southern United States. Clay soil expands and contracts much more than other types of soil, enough to where it could negatively impact the foundation of your home. If you start to notice that this is damaging your concrete slabs, consult with a professional right away.
Another fairly common cause of foundation damage is when the concrete is poured but hasn’t had enough time to fully dry at that point in time. It is a naturally occurring process within the first six months or so, but after that, if you start to notice this issue, then corrective steps need to be taken as soon as possible to address the issue and to stabilize the foundation.
This is one of the most common causes of damage to concrete, especially if you live in an area that is prone to sinkholes or receives a lot of rain throughout the year in general. It occurs when the ground your home is currently situated on can no longer support the weight of the structure any longer. This is an issue that needs to be addressed as soon as someone notices it.
When concrete slabs are uneven, cracked, or broken, there are two options for fixing them. The concrete can be torn out and replaced, which can be costly and time-consuming, or it can be lifted and repaired. Concrete lifting and repair is often the preferred method of addressing concrete slab concerns because it’s fast, affordable, and doesn’t damage the landscape. And, because you don’t have to wait for the concrete to cure, you’ll be able to walk or drive on it the same day. The process of concrete lifting requires holes to be drilled into the concrete where a strong mixture can be pumped beneath the foundation of the slab, which causes the slab to level out and fill cracks — it’s that simple!
In a nutshell: no, you cannot. Not only are you unlikely to have the skill set necessary to complete the task, but it also requires specialized tools that most people simply just do not have laying around their homes. If you have suddenly found yourself contending with one of these issues, the best thing you can do for yourself is to consult the services of a certified foundation repair specialist. We are trained professionals who will not only know what to look for and know how to fix the problem once we have identified it, but we also have the necessary tools and experience to finish the job.