Stem Wall Repair

Stem Wall Repair in all Arizona
including Greater Tucson, Sierra Vista, & Nearby

AZ's experts in stem wall repair & foundation repair

foundation concrete cracks in an Tucson AZ home that need stem wall repairHave you noticed horizontal cracks on the outside foundation stem wall of your building? If so, this could be a serious foundation problem.

Usually, these horizontal cracks are a result of the rebar oxidizing.  Given enough time, the concrete will spall and eventually split as the rebar dissipates in entirety.

At Arizona Foundation Solutions of Tucson, we have a wealth of experience with rebar causing foundation cracks. We also know how to provide permanent solutions to the problem.

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We provide Free Inspections of your home. Call us today at 1-520-348-2052 or click to schedule your inspection! We service Tucson, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Green Valley, Marana, Benson, Bisbee, Willcox, Fort Huachuca, Sahuarita and all of Arizona.

Why do foundation concrete cracks form?

This is caused by chloride ion exchange in the moisture-laden pores of the concrete that facilitates the oxidization of the rebar. Once started, it's very difficult to stop with traditional means. Sealing the crack with epoxy will not stop the rebar from continuing to oxidize and expand.

Cracks may start out small, but continue to grow like the picture above. These cracks are a result of the rebar oxidizing (rusting). This occurs because the pores of the concrete contain minuscule amounts of water that actually conduct electricity, forming a tiny current between the rebar and the outside of the concrete wall. This current facilitates a flow of chloride ions that cause the rebar to rust.

Eventually, the rebar grows large enough to break the concrete out completely on its own, causing total failure. Don't ignore the warning signs! The good news is that we can fix these problems. We are your trusted experts for stem wall repair. 

The steps of concrete foundation repair

If you attempt any repairs to the concrete without first dealing with the chloride ion flow, the rebar will continue to oxidize and break out the concrete. The steps to repair this phenomenon are as follows:

1. Chip out the concrete to reach the rebar.

Chipping away the damaged concrete on the home's foundation

2. Next you sandblast the rebar and then coat it with an ion blocking epoxy.

Sandblasting and coating the rebar with ion blocking epoxy

3. The concrete is patched back with a cement patch material with an anodic inhibiting agent.

Patching damaged concrete foundation with cement patch material and anodic inhibiting agent

4. The concrete is then finished to look like new!!!

Completely Repaired Foundation Concrete on the Arizona Home

Ready to Start your Foundation Work?

We provide Free Inspections of your home. Call us today at 1-520-348-2052 or click to schedule your inspection! We service Tucson, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Green Valley, Marana, Benson, Bisbee, Willcox, Fort Huachuca, Sahuarita and all of Arizona.

 

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Apache Junction
  • Benson
  • Bisbee
  • Bowie
  • Bylas
  • Catalina
  • Central
  • Cochise
  • Cortaro
  • Douglas
  • Dragoon
  • Duncan
  • Eden
  • Elfrida
  • Elgin
  • Fort Huachuca
  • Fort Thomas
  • Green Valley
  • Hereford
  • Huachuca City
  • Kearny
  • Mammoth
  • Mc Neal
  • Morenci
  • Mount Lemmon
  • Naco
  • Oracle
  • Patagonia
  • Pearce
  • Picacho
  • Pima
  • Pirtleville
  • Pomerene
  • Red Rock
  • Rillito
  • Safford
  • Sahuarita
  • Saint David
  • San Manuel
  • San Simon
  • Sierra Vista
  • Solomon
  • Sonoita
  • Thatcher
  • Tombstone
  • Tucson
  • Tumacacori
  • Vail
  • Valley Farms
  • Willcox
Our Locations:

Arizona Foundation Solutions of Tucson
5151 E Broadway Blvd Ste 1600
Tucson, AZ 85711
1-520-399-7726
Arizona Foundation Solutions of Tucson service area