Your driveway has to withstand a lot, from the weight of the vehicles it holds to the elements. If your driveway is showing signs of cracking and unevenness, it’s time to get professional help with repair. Our team at Mount Valley Foundation Services offers the most innovative, effective, long-lasting repair option for your driveway – concrete lifting with polyurethane injections. Read on to learn more.
How Our PolyRenewal™ Driveway Lifting Solution Works
Driveway repair, unfortunately, is not a DIY project, and it’s important to have your driveway inspected by one of Mount Valley’s experts. If they recommend our PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam injections, here’s a general overview of what you can expect from the installation.
- Small, penny-sized holes are drilled into the affected concrete slabs.
- Injection ports are placed in these holes to aid in the installation.
- The polyurethane foam is mixed and injected underneath the concrete slabs.
- Once the foam has filled the voids, it is able to lift the slabs.
- After the injected foam cures (usually within 15 minutes), the holes are sealed and smoothed.
Why Our Concrete Lifting Solution Stands Above the Rest
- Less invasive: Only small holes the size of a penny will be drilled into the concrete.
- Quick professional installation: The foam cures within 15 minutes, so you can use your concrete the same day.
- Eco-friendly: The foam will not leach harmful chemicals into the ground.
- Waterproof material: The foam is water-resistant and will not wash out or erode from under the concrete slabs.
- Long-lasting solution: The polyurethane foam is lightweight, but very durable and will last for years to come.
Signs Your Driveway Needs Concrete Lifting with PolyRenewal™
There are many reasons why your concrete driveway may need to be repaired with polyurethane injections, but here are a few of the most common.
Cracks in the Concrete
Cracks in concrete driveways that grow and worsen over time mean something is going on beneath the surface. There could be an issue with the slab itself or the soil underneath. It’s always a good idea to get these fissures checked out by a local concrete lifting professional.
Uneven Driveway Slabs
Concrete slabs affected by expansive soil in South Carolina and Georgia can sink and become uneven. This impacts the appearance and safety of your driveway, as well as the health of your vehicle. Cracks are often accompanied by uneven slabs, so it should be fairly easy to spot these issues.
Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining
Especially because your driveway is exposed to the elements and there could have been a problem with the initial concrete pour, the slabs can sustain other damage such as pitting, flaking, and staining. Holes or depressions in the slabs form with pitting, the concrete can flake off in sections, and chemical reactions can leave behind stains and discoloration.
A cracking, uneven driveway is dangerous for many reasons, but professional concrete lifting with PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam injections have numerous benefits. By removing unsightly, hazardous conditions, this solution stabilizes underlying soil for long-lasting results, improves your property’s aesthetics, enhances your home’s value should you decide to sell, and creates a smoother and safer surface for you, your family, and your vehicle.
There are many options available to fix cracking, uneven driveway slabs. Mudjacking has traditionally been used, but this outdated method is expensive, time-consuming, and does not address the root cause of the concrete problems. The same goes for repouring and replacement, but they may be needed in extreme circumstances of disrepair. The best way to fix an uneven driveway is through professional concrete lifting with polyurethane foam injections. This solution is fast, economical, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting.
The cracks and uneven slabs in your driveway are more than a cosmetic issue. Instead, they are a structural problem that should only be addressed and treated by a professional. Attempting to fix your driveway on your own by caulking or using another method will not take care of the issue. Caulking may help it look better on the surface, but it will not take care of the issues lying underneath. The best thing you can do is take advantage of a free inspection and estimate from local concrete repair professionals.
Repair and Restore Your Driveway with Mount Valley’s Innovative Solution!
If your driveway is beginning to crack, sink, or collapse, don’t wait for it to grow worse. Professional concrete driveway repair can help you in a variety of ways. Concrete driveway lifting is a specialty of Mount Valley Foundation Services. We can inform you of the underlying causes of the damage, the extent of the damage to your driveway, and how to avoid similar problems in the future.
Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and repair estimate! With an A+ rating with the BBB, several awards, and positive reviews from thousands of homeowners like you, we are South Carolina and Georgia’s preferred concrete lifting professional. We are proud to serve homeowners in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Savannah, and the surrounding areas, and we are eager to help you too!