Cracked Concrete Patio
A patio can be a relaxing outdoor oasis, but it can quickly become an unattractive hazard without the proper attention and protection. A cracked concrete patio presents safety risks like tripping hazards and may signify other damage throughout your home. Mount Valley understands the critical nature of these problems and offers specialized, practical solutions to address them.
We’re committed to restoring the safety and appearance of your home through our professional services and innovative concrete lifting solutions, ensuring that your patio remains a secure and pleasant space for you and your family.
This page guides you through the causes and problems associated with cracked concrete patios and how professional solutions restore your home and peace of mind.
What Is a Cracked Concrete Patio?
A cracked concrete patio is a surface typically in your back yard that has developed fractures, lines, or breaks over time, diminishing its appearance and structural strength. These cracks can range from minor, superficial ones to deep, extensive damage, posing a severe safety hazard by creating tripping points. Cracked and uneven patios provide access points for insects, weeds, and debris. They can facilitate water accumulation that furthers the deterioration process.
Along with a cracking patio, you may also notice similar concrete problems throughout your property, including:
- Cracked concrete
- Sinking concrete slabs
- Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining
- Cracked concrete pool deck
- Sinking concrete porch
- Sinking concrete steps
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cracked driveway
The longer it goes unrepaired, the more severe the damage will become. Contact a local professional for repair assistance when you notice these problems. Mount Valley provides a comprehensive approach to diagnose the extent and cause of the damage, ensuring an effective and lasting repair.
What Causes a Cracked Concrete Patio?
Cracked concrete patios stem from various reasons:
- Settling Soil and Erosion: If the soil underneath a concrete patio shifts or washes away, it causes sinking and instability in the concrete above. This can lead to cracks from uneven concrete settlement.
- Weather Conditions: Heavy rainfall or flooding can make soil erosion worse, especially on properties with clay-based soil. When water in the concrete freezes and expands, it can cause cracks.
- Tree Roots: As tree roots grow under or near a patio, they can push against the concrete, leading to cracks.
- Installation Problems: If there are mistakes when the concrete is poured or during its curing, this can cause the patio to crack later on.
The same issues that cause patio cracks can also hurt a home’s foundation, making it imperative to act quickly. Knowing the cause of the cracks helps identify the right solution. It’s about more than just a quick fix—it’s about making sure the problem doesn’t come back.
Can You Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio?
Yes, fixing a cracked concrete patio is possible. It’s best to fix cracks as soon as they show up. If you wait too long, the damage might get so bad that it can’t be fixed.
Patchwork fixes, like filling in the cracks, won’t work long-term. To really fix the problem, you need the right tools and methods. Mount Valley offers solutions that not only fix the visible cracks but also tackle what caused them in the first place.
How to Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio
Mount Valley has modern ways to fix cracked concrete patios. Here’s how we do it:
- We inspect the existing damage.
- We drill tiny holes into the broken patio sections.
- We put injection ports into the holes.
- We mix a two-part foam.
- We inject this polyurethane foam under the patio.
- The foam expands, lifting the concrete.
- In just 15 minutes, the foam is set.
- We fill and smooth out the holes we drilled.
- We seal the cracks, so they won’t get worse.
- Monitoring and maintaining the concrete patio for ongoing protection
Every home is different. Our solutions, like our special PolyRenewal™, are made specifically for your home’s needs. These solutions are better than what you might find at a regular store.
Why Address a Cracked Concrete Patio Now
It’s smart to fix a cracked patio right away. Here’s why:
- Safety: Cracked and uneven patios can make people trip and fall.
- More Damage: If you don’t fix the soil problems, the patio will just keep getting worse.
- Water Risks: Water can get under the patio through cracks. This can cause more erosion. It can also get to the home’s foundation.
- Pests: Bugs and weeds can get under cracked patios. Some pests might even get into your home.
- Looks: A broken patio looks bad.
- Money: A damaged patio can lower your home’s value.
Quick fixes won’t last. Mount Valley’s professional services make sure the repairs last a long time. Our top-quality products and methods give better results than other options.
Contact Mount Valley for Reliable Concrete Lifting Solutions
Your home is a place where you should feel safe and happy and your patio is no exception. Trust Mount Valley to make your patio safe and look good again. Our concrete lifting solutions are made to last.
Homeowners in South Carolina and Western North Carolina trust us because we fix things right. We care about our customers. Call us today to schedule your free patio inspection and estimate repair. Let our experts show you the best way to fix your patio and make it look good again.
Yes, small cracks can turn into big problems if you don’t fix them. Even though patios and foundation repair are different, problems in one can hint at problems in the other. If you see cracks, get a professional to look at them right away. Call Mount Valley for a free inspection.
The foam we inject under the concrete dries in about 15 minutes. This means you can use your patio again the same day we fix it. But, how long the whole job takes depends on how bad the damage is. Mount Valley will give you a free inspection and estimate. Call us to set up a time.
If fixed by professionals, the patio can stay in good shape for many years. Mount Valley uses PolyRenewal™, a special foam. It lasts longer and works better than other methods. Call us to schedule your free inspection and to learn more about how we can help.
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