After living in his house for several years, a homeowner in Edgewater, FL, began to notice issues with the concrete in his driveway and garage. Several slabs seemed to be sinking.
It is common for concrete to fail over time, showing these signs through cracking and sinking. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common cause is sinking soil underneath the concrete. This lack of support system results in unsafe and unsightly areas of concrete.
This concerned the homeowner, and he wanted to address the problem once and for all. After seeing Florida Foundation Authority’s TV ads, the homeowner was eager to contact us to install a permanent repair solution.
The homeowner met with one of our highly trained inspectors. Our inspector completed a thorough evaluation of the sinking exterior concrete, and he recommended our state of the art concrete lifting and leveling system.
One of our expert crews, led by Foreman Joshua Ortiz, used the PolyRenewal System to lift, level and stabilize the problematic concrete.
First, very small holes were drilled into the cracking and sinking slabs, and injection ports are placed in these holes. Special equipment was then used to inject high-density polyurethane underneath the slabs. This material expands to fill the voids, and this allows for the exact lifting and leveling of the slabs.
While PolyRenewal is lightweight, it is extremely durable. It will not wash out, and its quick cure time allows for normal traffic to resume just 15 minutes after installation.
The repaired concrete also was further protected by joint sealant. This material was used to seal the joints and cracks along the driveway and in the garage.
The homeowner was pleased this unique repair solution was used on his property to create a safer living environment.
Foreman: Joshua Ortiz
Products Installed: PolyRenewal