After living in her house for several years, a homeowner in DeBary, FL, noticed several areas of cracking, sinking, and uneven concrete around her property. This included the driveway, sidewalk, and pool deck.
It is common for concrete to fail by 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 she wanted to address the problem once and for all. After seeing Florida Foundation Authority’s TV ads, the owner was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her.
She met with Inspector Joe Travis, who completed a thorough evaluation of the property. Joe then presented the owner with a reliable, state of the art repair solution.
Foreman Mike McDonald and his crew 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 homeowner was excited this unique repair solution was used on her property to create a safer living environment.