Homeowners in Orlando, FL, have lived in their house since it was built 16 years ago. During that time, they noticed a problem outside the house was getting worse. Several areas of the driveway had concrete that was cracking and uneven.
It is common for concrete to fail over the years by cracking and sinking. This can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is sinking soil underneath the concrete. As the soil either washes away or gives way to the heavy concrete, the concrete slabs will in turn settle. This results in unsightly and unsafe areas of concrete.
Concerned with their home’s safety and appearance, the homeowners were motivated to address these issues before any damage or injury occurred. After seeing some of Florida Foundation Authority’s TV ads, the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the exterior concrete. The inspector then presented the owners with the perfect state-of-the-art solution.
One of our experienced concrete repair crews, led by Foreman Joshua Ortiz, used the PolyRenewal System to lift, level and stabilize the areas of problematic concrete on the property.
This involved first drilling very small, minimally invasive holes into the cracking and/or settling concrete slabs. Injection ports were then placed in the holes, and special equipment was used to inject high-density polyurethane foam underneath the concrete slabs. This material expands so it will fill any voids, and this allows for the precise lifting and leveling of the slabs.
The PolyRenewal material is lightweight, but it is very durable. It will not wash out from under the concrete, and its quick cure time allows for normal traffic to resume just 15 minutes after it is installed.
Joint sealant also was applied to help seal the preexisting cracks and protect the newly-leveled slabs.
The homeowners were excited this unique and reliable repair solution was used on their property to help create a safer living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Foreman: Joshua Ortiz
Products Installed: PolyRenewal, Joint Sealant