Concrete Lifting Solutions
You shouldn't have to worry about tripping on uneven concrete when relaxing on your patio. When it comes to fixing your concrete garage, patio, or driveway—BQ Basements & Concrete has you covered with customizable concrete solutions.
Do you have cracking, pitting, spalling, or sunken concrete in your yard? Concrete is extremely susceptible to erosion and damage due to lots of precipitation and icy cold weather. The great states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are no strangers to these natural conditions, constantly dealing with hazardous tripping conditions due to damaged concrete. Luckily, we’ve got your back with permanent concrete lifting solutions, crafted with pride by experts at BQ Basements & Concrete.
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Is Concrete Lifting the Right Solution for Me?
Having your home inspected by qualified concrete experts can help you get to the root of your concrete issues. Our permanent, lightweight solution, PolyRenewal™, is the tailor-fit solution that can restore your home’s curb appeal and safety.
Since 1997, we’ve been the experts in all things basement and concrete; our certified field inspectors carefully survey your whole home to find the source of your concrete issues, and stop them before they progress. Our guarantee is to only recommend services that you actually need, for a permanent solution. Set up your free inspection and no-pressure quote today!
Any and all concrete cracks can pose a threat to the surrounding concrete as well as to your foundation given enough time. However, not every homeowner will have the time to treat every crack or sign of damage they might come across around their home. This is where knowing which cracks can be ignored for a short period of time and which cracks must be treated as soon as possible. Any cracks that measure less than 1/8 inch wide are known as hairline cracks and will not pose any immediate threat to the surrounding concrete, nor will they spread down to the foundation right away. The same can be said for any cracks that measure anywhere between 1/8 and 1/4 inches wide.
Of course, these cracks can also expand at any time, so it is important that you do not leave these cracks alone for too long. Any cracks that measure wider than 1/4 inch must be repaired as soon as possible. Not only can they spread damage out to the surrounding slabs, but they can easily creep down to the foundation, too. You need a concrete lifting solution that will prevent this damage from spreading as well as protect your concrete from being damaged again in the future.
The SettleStop PolyRenewal™ injection foam repair solution will do just that and more. It can stabilize both the supporting soil below and the concrete slabs themselves, filling in any cracks and other damage along the way. The foam is made up of eco-friendly materials as well. If it mixes with water, then it will not ruin your lawn or landscaping. It is a nondisruptive repair solution that will not require any heavy equipment or loud construction to install and will cure in minutes!
Your concrete may be hard to break apart, but if it does not have strong, compact soil supporting its weight, it is susceptible to settling or cracking issues. You will want to set up an appointment with our concrete experts as soon as you can to repair these cracks and uneven slabs.
The soil that supports your concrete is just as important as the concrete slabs themselves. Philadelphia’s silt soils are quite loose and prone to washing out even during milder rainstorms. Combine this with the fact that Philadelphia already has plenty of snow and rain, and that soil is as good as washed away. Settled, uneven concrete slabs also create dangerous tripping hazards and can spread that damage down to the foundation, so it is not a good idea to ignore any of this damage for very long.
Uneven concrete slabs are pretty dangerous on their own, but things get even riskier if it’s an uneven pool deck. The settling that occurs around pool decks are more likely to cause accidents because of the water, and those that don’t know how to swim run the risk of falling into the pool. But what exactly causes uneven pool decks? Is it the same thing that causes concrete settling in your driveway or garage? Well, sort of, but there’s a bit of a twist to it that involves the pool’s construction. A pool is made by digging a hole large enough to fill a pool. Once all the walls are put into place, soil is backfilled around the excavated area until there’s no sign of the hole. The problem with this is that while the soil surrounding the pool is compacted, dense, and capable of holding up the pool, the soil that’s used as backfill is very loose. Because of the soil’s looseness, when the concrete slabs are poured over the soil, it compresses together, forming a gap under the concrete that causes settling. There’s very little that can be done about this during the construction of the pool itself, so all you can do as a homeowner is repair the settled slabs.
Different types of soil have different load-bearing capacities. When a soil’s load-bearing capacity is exceeded, the soil will compact and settle. It’s also possible for the soil beneath a slab to settle and compact of its own accord. Soil that contains large amounts of clay and/or silt will shrink substantially when it gets dry. As the soil compacts underneath a concrete slab, the unsupported slab will sink as well, usually cracking in one or more spots. The soil that is underneath your driveway, patio, or concrete steps may not necessarily remain there to provide adequate support for the concrete element. As water moves underneath your concrete slabs, it can wash away the soil that’s supporting the weight of the concrete. As this happens, it creates a void, or empty space, underneath. Over time, with nothing to support it, your concrete slab can begin to sink or cave in.
Having a beautiful, healthy tree growing on your property makes your yard look interesting and visually pleasing. However, there’s a good chance that your tree is ruining your foundation and causing those pesky leaks in your basement or crawl space. Many homeowners misunderstand how a tree is able to do so much damage and believe that the tree roots themselves are the issue when it’s actually the soil. Like most problems pertaining to foundation damage, expansive soils are the culprits, not the tree roots. The characteristics of clay soils make it so trees encourage shrink-swell capacities and soil displacement.
Call or click for an appointment. One of our design specialists will come to your home and inspect your concrete. They will then sit down with you and explain what caused your issues, how they can be fixed and exactly what it will cost.
We use SettleStop PolyRenewal™ foam to lift and level concrete.
The concrete is ready for use in just 15 minutes!
To level an existing concrete sidewalk our crew injects SettleStop PolyRenewal™ foam into the sidewalk through a pea-sized hole.
Why Concrete Lifting Is Needed
Prevents Dangerous Puddling of Water
When concrete sinks and cracks, it creates a vessel for water to pool in and around your concrete. This can create an unpleasant and inconvenient excess of moisture around your home. Water buildup can also end up damaging your concrete even more, sparking spalling and flaking, and not to mention affecting the earth underneath.
Increases the Beauty of Your Home & Resale Value
When the pathways around your home are crumbling and sinking, your home’s market value and curb appeal will suffer. Investing in same-day concrete lifting can completely elevate your home’s first impression. Concrete lifting and repair can also attract potential buyers by giving them the relief of not having to repair it themselves, and can even increase your home’s market value, reimbursing you for the cost of the repair.
Helps You Avoid Slip & Falls
Concrete lifting can help create a more level and inviting entryway to your home, and even safer space to enjoy recreationally. When you fix the deformities in your sidewalk, you’re ensuring that older adults, children, or anyone visiting your property has a stable path.
Common Concrete Lifting Tips & Mistakes
- Invest in Professional PolyRenewal™ Installation
When it’s time to fix your concrete, go for the simplest option by BQ Basements & Concrete: PolyRenewal™. PolyRenewal™ is the most recent innovation in concrete lifting technology that permanently lifts your concrete without the mess. PolyRenewal™ is a minimally invasive concrete lifting process involving the injection of polyurethane foam beneath your concrete.
- Have Your Foundation Checked, Too
Concrete and foundation issues tend to stem from the same root causes: soil and weather. When you’re dealing with crumbling, sunken concrete, you may also notice drywall nail pops and wall cracks within your home. Fixing these problems all at once can help you ensure that you won’t have to revisit in the future when they progress.
- Go With Your Local Experts at BQ Basements & Concrete
Our certified field inspectors are experts in our craft of concrete, foundation, basement, and crawl space repair. We specialize in fortifying the support systems in and around your home, and always complete a full home inspection to find the source of your trouble. All of our solutions are intended to be permanent, with long-term, transferable warranties no matter who owns the home in the future.
- Slab jacking or Mudjacking
Slab jacking is the outdated process of injecting a heavy mud slurry beneath cracked or sunken concrete to level it out. This process is extremely messy and takes a longer time to cure. Over time, mudjacking tends to weigh down your concrete and you may end up with the same cracks or fissures that you started with.
- Neglecting Your Gutters
Gutters are an essential part of moisture and water control in your home. If they are neglected, you may notice an increase in erosion around your concrete and even your foundation. By making sure that your gutters are properly functioning, you can help your concrete last longer.
- Doing At-Home Concrete Repair
While it may seem cheaper at first to redo your own concrete or even fill in concrete cracks yourself, many at-home remedies for concrete issues tend to only be cover-ups for issues caused by Mother Nature. Professional-grade concrete repair like polyurethane injections is one of the only lightweight, permanent solutions that will improve the appearance of your concrete and last over a long period of time.
Find your service area
Camden is a city along the Delaware river with silty soils and above-average rainfall. This combination is problematic for your home’s foundation and causes damage. BQ Basement & Waterproofing keeps your foundation protected with world-class solutions.
Philly’s rainy springs, humid summers, and cold winters create a challenging environment for your property, but BQ Basements & Concrete specializes in repairing concrete and all foundation types.
Trenton has silty loam soils with large deposits of clay. Along with the area’s above-average rainfall, your foundation is put at risk. BQ Basements & Concrete has solutions designed to keep your foundation protected.
Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City is on the coast of New Jersey, which means it experiences muggy summers, windy winters, and sandy soil. This combination doesn’t provide the sturdiest environment for your home, as precipitation easily erodes the ground supporting your home. BQ has solutions to prevent this!
Sandy and gravelly soils in Dover provide solid ground for your home’s foundation, but they are easily eroded by the area’s above-average rain. Keep your home protected from problem signs with world-class solutions from BQ Basements & Concrete – providing local service in Dover.
At the northeast corner of Delaware, Wilmington has gravelly, sandy soils that are easily eroded by rain and snow. When soil is weakened, it spells disaster for your foundation; but BQ Basements & Concrete has industry-leading solutions that keep your home protected.
Known for its primarily sandy soil and yearly rainfall, Southern New Jersey homeowners are no stranger to foundation and basement issues. But BQ Basements & Concrete has leading solutions that keep your home protected.