Spalling and deteriorating concrete along with sunken and settled concrete

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One of the frustrating issues with concrete is spalling or the top layer deteriorating. Caused by several factors such as road salt, over finishing the concrete, using too much water in the mix and other issues, spalling typically happens within the first two or three years after the slab was poured.

Once spalling has occurred what can be done? If spalling is purely cosmetic and has not effected the structure of the slab, commercial toppings can be used to approve the appearance of the slab. The large home improvement warehouses have products from Quickrete and Sakrete that are effective at concealing spalled concrete but it is critical to follow the directions for a lasting repair. Pressure washing, patching deep spalls first, applying in the proper temperature window and sealing are important steps if a lasting repair is to be expected.

How much will it cost to do the repair myself? Typical bag concrete costs between two and three dollars. The modified polymer concrete toppings are ten times that amount and will cover roughly fifty square feet if you use two coats of the material which is recommended, so roughly a dollar a square foot.

Why can’t I use concrete resurfacer on cracked concrete? You can, however cracks will immediately show through the overlay unless a structural repair is made. Any movement, even very slight movement along the crack will break the resurfacer along the crack line.

How do I make a “structural repair”? For the “do it yourselfers” epoxies for concrete crack repair are readily available on the internet and are injected into the crack and then filled with silica sand to “weld” the slab back together. Other repairs using concrete mortar or flexible caulking will not work with an overlay because they do not immobilize the crack.

Before any crack repair is made make sure any settle concrete is aligned along the crack line.

While spalling is a frustrating reality in too much concrete, that alone is not reason to replace it, if you are willing to do a little work.

If you are dealing with sunken or settle concrete call the concrete raising professionals at;
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Concrete benders II

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When we arrive to do an estimate it sometimes appears that a corner has settle independent of the rest of the slab, such is never the case. Concrete is very rigid and therefore as a corner settles it affects all the other sides to a lesser extent. Often it raises the opposite corner or raises the same side to a lesser extent.  In nearly all cases the “corner down” requires additional lifts of adjacent slabs to correct the problem.

If you have a concrete trip hazard call the concrete lifting and leveling professionals at;

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Introducing Slabjack Geotechnical concrete raising and leveling

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Sunken or settled concrete is a very common problem, one with a cost-effective solution. Call 1-855-752-2522! For about one forth to one half the cost of replacement we can raise and support your settled slabs.

1-855-752-2522 has become the premier Slabjack contractor in Eastern Washington. From Spokane to Wenatchee, from Yakima to Walla Walla and all surrounding communities. Now in Northern Idaho too!

Homeowners, Commercial business, Property Managers, School districts, Municipalities and more all utilize 1-855-752-2522 to raise, level, stabilize and support sunken, uneven and settled concrete.

Patios, Porches, Garages, Walks, Pool decks, Stoops, Basement floors and slabs of all sorts can be raised and leveled.

1-855-752-2522 utilizes the most advanced process and the finest Geo-polymers in the industry today to raise your settle concrete, not the 1930’s process of mudjacking.

If you are dealing with the effects of settled concrete, trips hazards, drainage issues, voids and just plain unsightly concrete, call the concrete raising professionals today.

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Why geo-polymer foam?

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Slabjacking, or the art of raising settled and sunken concrete has undergone a revolution since 2003 when the Uretek patent for Slabjacking with geo-polymer foam came off protection.

Up until that point the only option was to pump “mud” a mixture of soil and Portland cement under the concrete to hydraulically raise it back to grade, this is what had been used since the 1930’s

In 2003 everything changed, the patent expired allowing contractors to use a far superior method. Smaller holes, fewer holes and polymers that could be manufactured to meet the design specifications of drastically different requirements.

Light duty polymers for void filling economically, polymers designed to travel along concrete joints where “slab curl” is problem, and heavy polymers that are D.O.T. approved to raise and support thick freeway slabs, even polymers that penetrate and solidify organic soils.

Slabjack Geotechnical is proud to use our custom hydrophobic approved polymer for our daily use material. We feel it is the best polymer on the market today.

If you are dealing with sunken and settle concrete call the  concrete raising professionals today.

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2014 Home Show season soon comes to an end in Spokane

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Our fifth and final home show of 2014 is this weekend in Spokane at the county expo and convention center.

This will be our first year at this show, we look forward to many, many years of association with the Spokane Home Builders Association and participation in the H.B.A. show.

If you have not had the chance to visit our booth in one of the shows we participate in across Eastern and Central Washington each year, please make sure to stop by booth #33 and view our display, we’re low pressure so there is nothing to fear.

Coordinated with our re-designed Website, we have completely re-designed our home show display. New banners, upright displays, rack cards and other informational materials, all coordinated for a clean and sophisticated look.

In addition, we will have a video running which shows three jobs we did this past year and which can also been seen on our You-Tube channel, 1-855-752-2522.

While you are at the show make sure to enter our drawing for a free concrete raising job, drawing to be held 4/15/14, who knows? you may be enjoying nice level concrete for free this year.

We are looking forward to visiting with you at this years H.B.A. show in Spokane so stop by our booth and say hello.

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Job in Plain WA. Gets written up in Columbia Basin Herald

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The Columbia Basin Herald did us a “Solid” this past week by writing up a brief description of the job we did raising an interior floor that had settled due to flooding.

This type of job is applicable to basements that have settled or garage floors or any type of indoor concrete.

If you have settled interior concrete give the concrete raising professionals a call at,
1-855-752-2522
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Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.