Laying concrete pavement around your home and property provides an ideal durable surface that you can count on lasting for decades. However, there are some types of damage that can happen that affect the foundation of your slab/. If the foundation is damaged, it can cause the surface to spall or crack. However, you can make some helpful and restorative repairs to the concrete to save it. Here are some options to help you level your concrete patio. With the right repairs, you can restore your concrete's appearance and function.
Hire a Leveling Service
Your concrete slab depends on the foundation of soil or gravel that it was originally installed upon to stay level. Unfortunately, the soil foundation below your patio can become saturated with moisture that can cause erosion to the foundation, resulting in a pocket of air below the concrete. The concrete will sag, slope, and even crack due to this underlying foundation damage, causing problems to even the newest concrete.
But with a professional concrete leveling service, your patio can be raised and adjusted up to sit where it originally was installed without having to replace it with new concrete. A local concrete leveling professional can inject a polyurethane product that fills the void beneath the concrete and solidifies in place to restore the foundation to your patio. This process will also prevent further moisture damage to the concrete foundation because it is moisture-resistant.
Apply a Surface Treatment
When your concrete is not level and has sunken spots or high areas, surface cracking, or other damage, you can restore the surface with a concrete leveling product. You will first need to prepare the surface of the concrete by cleaning the surface to sweep away any debris or concrete shards, then clean it with a degreasing cleaning solution. This is to remove any grease, gasoline, fuel, or other vehicle fluids and spills that can occur on your concrete patio.
The surface of your concrete will also need to be etched, to roughen its surface and expose more of the concrete's pores. You can do this with either an acid solution, such as muriatic acid, or with a concrete grinder. Last, apply a bonding adhesive over your concrete surface to help your self-leveling concrete bond with the damaged portion. Be sure to set up a framework to keep the leveling concrete from spilling over the edges of the patio.Share
3 December 2020
When I first moved into our house, I realized that the place needed a little bit of work. In addition to missing part of the back lawn, there was also an empty RV pad and a missing patio. I thought about what to do, and I realized that the best thing might be to hire a concrete contractor to make things right. After we got settled, we started pricing services. We were able to find an incredible contractor that we knew would do a good job. After he poured the pads, it was amazing to see how much better things looked. Read my blog for ideas on how to finish your property, so that you aren't left looking at an eyesore.