After living in her house for less than one year, a homeowner in Merritt Island, FL, noticed the concrete on her back patio was cracking and sinking.
It is not uncommon for concrete to sink over the years. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most likely cause is sinking soil underneath the concrete. The lack of support results in unsafe and unsightly areas of concrete.
This greatly concerned the homeowner, who wanted to make sure the patio would be a safer area. The homeowner was eager to contact Florida Foundation Authority after seeing our TV ads. The owner met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic concrete. Our inspector then recommended the perfect repair solution.
Foreman Joshua Ortiz and his crew then used the PolyRenewal system to lift, level and stabilize the concrete. Once very small holes were drilled into the concrete, high-density polyurethane foam was injected under the slabs. This material expands, fills any voids, and allows for the slabs to be precisely lifted and leveled. PolyRenewal is lightweight, durable, and it will not wash out from underneath the concrete. Its quick cure time also allows for normal traffic to resume just 15 minutes after installation.
The homeowner was pleased this unique and reliable repair solution was used on her property to create a safer living environment.