The owners of a home in Oak Hill, FL, are “snowbirds” hailing from Wisconsin who live in the house during winter months. They have owned the house for several years, and they recently started to notice problems in their driveway. Several areas of concrete had cracks and were settling and uneven.
It is common for concrete to settle over time. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most typical cause is sinking soil underneath the concrete slabs. It can either wash out or give way underneath the weight of the concrete, resulting in a lack of support for the concrete slabs.
The homeowners were concerned with the appearance of the ugly cracks and tripping hazards resulting from the uneven concrete. Hoping to find a permanent solution, the owners were motivated to contact Florida Foundation Authority after finding information about our company online. They were equally eager to meet with one of our expert inspectors, Joe Travis. Joe completed a thorough evaluation of the concrete, and he recommended having one of our experienced crew install the perfect solution.
Foreman Joshua Ortiz and his crew used the PolyRenewal System to lift, level and stabilize the problematic concrete. High-density polyurethane is injected underneath the slabs. The material expands to fill any voids, and this allows for the precise lifting and leveling of the slabs. PolyRenewal is lightweight yet extremely durable, and it will not wash out from under the concrete. Its quick cure time allows for normal traffic to resume just 15 minutes after installation.
Joint sealant also was used on the cracks and joints to protect the newly repaired concrete.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this unique repair solution has helped them create a safer living environment.