Is your sidewalk or driveway beginning to crack or buckle? Are your concrete floors, porch or steps shifting? If so, you've come to the right place! We save concrete driveways, sidewalks, slabs and floors at Arizona Foundation Solutions of Tucson. The KEY to fixing a foundation experiencing settlement is to understand the cause of the performance failure and utilizing modern advances in materials to complete permanent repairs.
Arizona Foundation Solutions of Tucson has over two decades of experience repairing concrete surfaces, including:
There can be many reasons as to why concrete sinks, including: improper compaction of soils during or after the building process, water intrusion from bad drainage, and/or natural settlement.
Soils consist of solid particles and the spaces (voids) between these particles. However, voids and empty spaces in the soil can cause big problems for buildings and concrete slabs. Concentrated loads, such as buildings or slabs, can literally squeeze air and water from soils. When this happens, the soil sinks and the buildings or slabs follow closely behind.
Cracks in foundation floors occur for many reasons, including: initial shrinkage, evaporation of surface water, uneven supports with heavy loads, and thermal movements. Many of these situations can present opportunities for foundation repair that will perform well over time. It's important to remember that the floor is not usually a part of the foundation, with traditional foundation systems, and usually don’t present structural issues with cracks.
Many times we can solve sunken concrete problems using a process called mudjacking. (Also called void filling or pressure grouting).
Holes are strategically drilled into the slab. Then, using a portable pump and flexible hose, we fill these holes with the special mixture. Lifting a slab using this method can often be accomplished within a few hours.