Keeping Our Slabs Straight with Concrete Repair in Denver
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By Dave Roberts
We see an abundance of issues due to improper drainage around homes in the Denver area. Many of these issues start with small cracks or open joints. Many times these can be overlooked, especially when their small. The trained professionals with Concrete Repair in Denver keep our slabs straight, and recognize specific problem areas, that could result in bigger problems in the future.
Slab access points at the foundation can let in moisture and begin to crack if not sealed properly. The water can flow under the foundation, eroding the soil. Over time, this will cause foundation instability that can lead to flooding in most cases. We check for an empty space under the slab, or if the slab is sinking or off balance. If either problem is visible, pressure grouting or concrete mudjacking is a necessity, followed by sealing ANY visible cracks.
Filling the cracks and joints with a polyurethane caulk to add stability and strength is the most secure way to go. The application is the same as bathroom caulk, and should be done as necessary. The larger joints will require a foam backer rod, which can be stuffed into the crack prior to caulking.
Doing Concrete repair in Denver, we are trained to deal with those slippery slab problems. Making sure there is a secure barrier, preventing water from getting under slabs is detrimental to the structural stability of the home. Homeowners with slab concerns in the Denver and surrounding areas, can contact Cascade Mudjacking at 303-840-4725, and get a professional opinion.