Foundation Repair Methods
Foundation repair methods, epoxy injection, slab jacking, helical pile, foundation crack repair methods, grinding concrete, floor slab leveling, repair costs, and foundation inspection by licensed repair contractors Phoenix Arizona.
Our repair methods fix, and repair foundation stem walls, and slabs using the highest quality materials. Generations of knowledge handed down from father to son with the latest improvements of our repair methods. One of only a very few repair specialist to patch foundations cracks properly. Highly skilled employees, will make the highest quality concrete crack repairs to your foundation problems using the highest quality products. If you think that there is a problem with your home foundation, call a professional foundation crack repair specialist for an assessment of your property. We will be able to assess any damage that has occurred and determine the best method at the lowest cost for your repairs.
Foundation settlement and movement requiring repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, improper maintenance around foundation, or water saturation. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and even render them unsafe. If you see signs of foundation distress, don’t delay in getting your home repair problem solved call us, we have the repair method that works.
Sealing the crack with epoxy will not stop the rebar from continuing to oxidize and expand cracking the concrete. The proper fix is to expose the rebar, coat with an ion blocking epoxy, and patch with high quality grade patch material with fiber installed by professional patch men. Once the patch is completed, a water proffer water stop is applied then painted with your color of exterior house paint applied to the stem wall and back filled slopping the dirt grade away from the foundation allowing the water flow away from your foundation. Call us we can help.
Before using epoxy injection, Concrete Repairman will diagnose and determine the cause of the crack and the need for a structural repair. If the crack is not structural integrity of the structure, injection with polyurethane grouts or other nonstructural materials may be a more suitable choice to fill the crack. When a structural repair is required, conditions that cause the crack must be corrected prior to proceeding with the epoxy injection. If the crack is damp and cannot be dried out, an epoxy tolerant to moisture should be considered. Cracks caused by corroding reinforcing steel should not be repaired by epoxy injection because continuing corrosion will cause new cracks to appear. We also make repairs on reinforcing steel using different types of epoxies and methods for quality repair.
The correct viscosity of the epoxy will be determined by repair experts, and will depend on the crack size, thickness of the concrete slab and crack access. Crack widths .010 in. or smaller, use a low viscosity epoxy 500 cps or less. Cracks, where access is limited to one side, a medium gel viscosity material may be more suitable.
There are two common methods for lifting a sunken concrete foundation, piering and slabjacking. Piering fixes concrete foundations by placing supports underground that lift and support the concrete. While, slabjacking fills the space under the slab with a grout mixture that floats the foundation back to its original position. Concrete Repairman will be able to asses which repair method is best suited for your foundation issues.
Floor Grinding and Leveling
Grinding is the process of grinding down high spots and ridges on a commercial or residential concrete floor. The best tools to grind and level concrete is a large push grinder that you can wheel across the floor. Concrete Repairman also has large capacity vacuums to keep dust to a very low level. Resurfacing a concrete floor should be left to the pro’s who have the knowledge and equipment to grind and level concrete that is damaged from settlement.
Leveling compounds are use to create a level surface. You mix these compounds together and pour them out in liquid form onto your floor and rods the product, leveling the product in place. Some are pastes that you can rub into flaws to smooth them out, while others are self-leveling and naturally spread to form a level surface.
Helical piers have numerous residential and commercial applications. They can be used whenever the job specifies caissons, driven piles or mini piles. When foundations are exposed to moisture over a long period of time or construction is cited on unstable soil. To repair the foundations of your property and ensure the building doesn’t lose value, helical piers are used to stabilize the foundation.
Helical piles have significant load bearing capacity and are used in both compression (downward) and tension (uplift) applications. When a helical pier is installed into suitable soil, the load of the structure is transferred to the bearing plates welded to the shaft.
Concrete Repairman helical pier installers have the equipment and experience to install any size of helical pile under areas of expansive soil, high water tables as well as areas with unstable soil are not a problem. Using helical piles allows for immediate loading and with a fraction of the time required to install unlike auger cast or driven piles. This can save a lot of in the foundation construction of your projects.
Warning Signs of Foundation Problems
- Windows and doors are sticking, or too hard to open
- Large gaps in window and door frames
- Interior plaster walls are cracking
- Multiple nail pops are appearing in ceilings and walls
- Walls are beginning to lean noticeably
- Floors are starting to settle and become uneven
- Cracks can be seen in foundations or basement walls
- Cracks in tile, feel cracks under carpet
- Patching Concrete Foundations
Concrete Repairman removes and patches concrete using the latest products with quality control for the best possible patch. Concrete Repairman patch materials are some of the best known to mankind.
Concrete Repairman also warranties all foundation and slab repairs.
Concrete Repairman LLC, has a waterproofing solution for your home or commercial building and project. Waterproofing products provide the reliable protection needed to stop the water from damaging the interior of your home.
Techniques to prevent water from entering basements of homes or other buildings effective below ground waterproofing will include both drainage and types of sealers and or epoxies the are water stops.
Waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Waterproofing and drainage especially needed in cases where groundwater is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table. Higher water tables cause hydrostatic pressure underneath basement floors and walls in basements. Hydrostatic pressure forces water through cracks in foundation walls in openings caused by movement of the footings and foundation walls and through cracks in the foundation floors.
Slab Jacking and Slab Leveling
Slab jacking is a leveling technique that raises concrete slabs and fills voids, using the regulated injection of Portland cement grout. Holes are drilled through the concrete slab through which the grout is injected while monitoring the elevation of the slab surface. The treatment results in filled voids and a leveled and stabilized slabs.
Slab jacking is best for repairing exterior concrete which has settled, like sidewalks, porches, pool decks driveways, and slabs. Slab jacking works good for small slabs and those with large, inconsistent voids, but is generally not used for lifting large slabs or interior floors, both of which are best addressed with foam jacking. Concrete Repairman is familiar with the advantages of both processes, which would be most appropriate for your situation.
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