Getting your patio ready for summer is something that should begin early. If there is a significant amount of work to be done then it is best to get all the concrete leveling and lifting done, way ahead of the summer.
Techniques for Repairing a Cracked Patio
A cracked patio does not necessarily need to be replaced, there are times when it can be saved. If your patio is sinking and has slabs that have settled, geotechnical polyurethane expanding foam can be used to raise up the patio.
Another technique that can be used is mudjacking. However, the foaming process is more long-lasting and it will not require large holes to install. Mudjacking on the other hand will require large holes to be drilled in the original structure in order to build it up.
The Restoration Process
The first thing that needs to be done is to make the patio as clean as possible. This means all the dirt and grime need to be removed by power washing.
The cracks are then sealed up and filled with silicone caulk. Next, a four-step process is employed to do concrete lifting and leveling of your patio.
First, holes are drilled around the area that needs to be repaired and the polyurethane foam is injected below the slab. After that, a commercial power washer is used to clean away the dirt from the surface.
Next, the injected holes are filled with mortar. Finally, the large cracks are filled with silicone caulk, a tool is then used to smooth the surface of the patio. The silicone will remain flexible long after it has cured which helps to prevent the patio from crumbling and cracking once again.
If you are in the market for a new patio please contact us at PolyLift USA. We aim to provide effective solutions to your home renovation needs. Masonry and concrete work is our specialty and we can help you, with masonry and concrete work for your home or business.