Phoenix Concrete Crack Repair

Phoenix Concrete Services

One thing that we have learned over the years is that concrete, inevitably, cracks. The when, the size, and the amount of cracking is the unknown when we pour that new concrete slab.

Now, most cracks that occur in concrete are just minor stress cracks or cracks that just occur due to a variety of things. Things that range from the batch of concrete, the amount of water that was present, and the strength of the concrete. These minor hairline cracks happen and are not something that you should be freaked out about.

The cracks that you should look out for are any cracks that are wider than 1/16th of an inch. Also, if any of the cracks are misaligned, meaning that one side is higher than the other side of the crack, you should contact our Phoenix concrete crack repair experts right away.

The reason that you want to address cracks in their “infant” state is that they can typically be repaired easier than a crack that has been neglected for years, which may require concrete removal and replacement, a more extensive and costly repair.

Larger, wider, misaligned cracks are an effect of the slab moving. Think of the crack as a hinge point where the concrete slab has stress applied on a section and at some point the amount of stress is too great for the concrete to stay intact. When the stresses become too great the concrete will crack. Think of taking a pencil in your hands, as you bend the pencil it will absorb a decent amount of stress to a certain point. Once the stress has become more than the strength of the pencil, the pencil will snap. Same situation happens when concrete moves and it can no longer keep its rigidity.

We see cracks appear when the soils that are supporting these concrete slabs start to be washed away, or compromised. It’s not the concrete’s fault, it is the soil that is supporting the concrete that is in question.

When an inspection is performed, you will want the inspector to come up with the “WHY” of the crack. Anyone can just go and fill in a crack and turn a blind eye to it, but knowing why it happened will always provide a better repair to not have the crack reoccur or show up somewhere else. At Dalinghaus, our Phoenix concrete crack repair experts will investigate the source of the problem.

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Types of Repairs

The type of repair will be unique to your concrete’s current situation. Let’s think of the crack as your car. If your car is misfiring or not running correctly, you wouldn’t change the tires and expect the problem to go away. The same goes for repairing a crack. You will need the correct fix based on the characteristics of the crack.

Gravity Fed Crack Repair

This type of repair is typically performed when a slab has cracked, but has no further signs of continued movement. This can be a typical fix for cracks in a slab after a foundation repair has been installed and completed. You can also see this repair once a soil densification treatment has been performed.

Carbon Fiber Crack Stitching

This repair is similar to the gravity fed method, but we add carbon fiber staples inserted into the concrete perpendicular to the crack spaced every 12"-18". This repair will allow the crack to be "stitched" back together and will strengthen the crack itself. If any movement is to occur in the future, it will more than likely occur in another place than the area that has been stitched.

Polyurea Crack Repair

This repair is performed when the concrete has a strong potential to have continued movement. The polyurea allows for the crack to be filled, but also allows for flexibility and not allow for additional intrusion, whether it be water or insects. This repair is effective for existing concrete control joints within slabs.

Removal and Replacement

If cracks have been neglected for an extended period of time or have experienced substantial widening than removal of the concrete and the crack will need to be performed, rather than dumping massive amounts of material and massive amounts of money into the existing crack. DO NOT let your concrete cracks get to this point. This repair is very disruptive and typically will take a week or 2 to be completed. This is definitely the last resort of repairs, but it is the correct repair if your cracked slab has widened to a point of no return.

Are you ready to learn more about what’s happening to your home’s foundation

We offer free, no-obligation foundation inspections to homeowners.

FAQs

Why should I choose your company for my construction needs?

We’re highly skilled and experienced. Our staff, and more importantly, our installation crew, has many years of experience in all of our specialties. We completed 350+ foundation repair related projects for customers in 2019 alone.

We also utilize the most technologically advanced Customer Service Program in the industry.

You can trust us to get the job done completely and correctly. When we start your project, we stay on it until your project is completed, and completed to your full satisfaction.

Who handles the permitting and engineering process for my project?

Dalinghaus Construction has dedicated staff that specializes in the permitting and engineering process and procedures, from the start of a project until the project is finalized.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, we offer financing with loan amounts of up to $100,000 and industry competitive rates.

The process is easy! The financing qualification is a soft credit check and will not impact your credit score. Additionally, you can get mobile friendly qualifications in less than 60 seconds!

Is your warranty transferable?

Yes, we offer a 25 year transferable warranty, not only on the material, but on the labor involved to conduct the repairs as well.

Do you provide updates to my project and billing?

Most definitely! We utilize a customer-specific website that allows clients to have their very own customer login. They’ll be able to follow their project’s schedule, progress, updates, billing info, daily logs, pictures, documents, and warranty information.

How do you find the right solution for homes with foundation related problems/issues?

We utilize a series of professional steps and procedures. These include drawing out the floor plan of your home, analyzing the physical condition of your home and taking precise floor measurements within 1/10th of an inch.

Do you have engineers on staff?

Dalinghaus Construction prefers to utilize independent engineering firms for your project. Doing so allows for an unbiased review of the repair recommendations, ensuring that the proper and correct fix is determined for your home.

What are your geotechnical foundation solutions?

Dalinghaus specializes in geotechnical foundation solutions for commercial, municipal and industrial applications, among others.

Where can I find more information and customer reviews about Dalinghaus?

Check us out on social media: Facebook, Yelp, Google Reviews, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and LinkedIn. We are very active and get a lot of customer feedback! There you can also find tips of the day and educational videos featuring all of our own team members.

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