Cracked concrete happens when part of a concrete slab breaks and sinks into underlying soil that has compressed or washed away.
These cracks aren't just unsightly; they offer moisture a way to seep beneath the concrete slab. This can cause the underlying soil to soften or even wash away completely.
That, in turn, can cause the concrete slab to crack further as it sinks into the void left by the washed-away soil.
If you have cracked concrete and unprotected joints, you need a sealant that will protect your concrete by preventing water infiltration and moisture, minimize soil softening and erosion. The sealant must also seal the control joints that were cut between the slabs when they were first poured.
While you could attempt to seal your cracked concrete yourself with urethane caulk found at a local big-box DIY store, that is a solution with many disadvantages:
For these reasons, we recommend professional installation of a long-lasting product if you experienced cracked concrete. LRE Foundation Repair recommends and uses NexusPro.
Fixing cracked concrete can now be effectively done thanks to a breakthrough in technology available only from LRE Foundation Repair and other concrete repair contractors in the Supportworks network.
NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially formulated to provide long-lasting flexibility. Unlike do-it-yourself options, the product stands up to harsh weather conditions and resists UV rays - which means it won't crack, bubble or dry out.
A single application can seal the joints and cracks in your concrete driveway, patio, pool deck or sidewalk for years to come, protecting it from damage caused by soil compaction and washout.
NexusPro offers several advantages over traditional concrete crack repair products:
The NexusPro solution is installed by a highly-trained crew that specializes in concrete repair and protection. We follow a process for installation:
First, the cracks are drilled, smoothed and prepared with non-absorbent backer rod filler.
Then, the NexusPro sealant is inserted in the prepared crack or control joint.
Finally, the cracks are detailed with a thin layer of native sand, giving the concrete a uniform, finished appearance. And, of course, sealed concrete cracks mean no unsightly weeds growing through.
If you have cracked concrete, call our experts at LRE Foundation Repair to help explain your solutions. We can help you efficiently seal your unprotected joints and cracked concrete with a long-lasting product.
To get started, contact us for an on-site inspection and free cost estimate. We serve Orlando, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Sarasota, Spring Hill, Hudson, New Port Richey, Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.
Disclaimer: A fee will be assessed if the home is in the process of a sale and a non-owner or realtor is requesting the site visit or estimate.