Has the concrete surrounding your pool dipped or settled, creating a hazardous uneven surface? Is there a protruding concrete edge where one section of the slab has settled below another?
The foundation repair specialists at Thrasher are especially well-equipped to make these types of pool deck repairs. What's more, our innovative PolyLevel® concrete lifting and leveling technique is faster and more affordable than pool deck replacement. It's also a better option than pool deck resurfacing.
Causes of a Sinking Concrete Pool Deck
Before repairing your sinking concrete, it is crucial to understand why the concrete has sunk to make sure it does not happen again. Many concrete pool decks are prone to settling because of the pool construction process. The backfill soil that's added around the pool excavation will not be as dense or well-compacted as the undisturbed soil. Whether the contractor didn't take into consideration the soil type and the compaction of the ground. Although concrete sinks for a variety of reasons, the common problem is always the soil. Different types of soil have various load-bearing capacities. When a soil's load-bearing capacity is exceeded, the heavy concrete slab is poured around the pool, and the loose soil will often compress under the slab's weight, causing sections of the concrete to sink or settle.
The foundation repair specialists at Thrasher are exceptionally well-equipped to make these types of pool deck repairs. What's more, our innovative PolyLevel® concrete lifting and leveling techniques are faster and more affordable than pool deck replacement. It's also a better option than pool deck resurfacing.
Concrete Pool Deck Restoration with PolyLevel®
Some contractors still use the old-school repair for settled concrete. They use heavy equipment to demolish the cracked, settled sections of concrete around your swimming pool and pour a new concrete deck. With concrete replacement, you often get a damaged yard and a pool that's off-limits until the new concrete hardens and cures. More importantly, the new concrete is going onto the same soil problem, which caused the issue in the first place.
Another method is mud jacking but leaves the pool deck with noticeable injection holes that are 1"-2" in diameter. The material used in mud jacking is not waterproof, which could wash out if not properly sealed, but the material is weighty. Knowing the weight of the original concrete pool deck over a poor soil base is usually what causes settlement in the first place. By adding additional weight, you're asking for further settling to occur. Our concrete leveling method saves you time and money and won't disrupt your landscaping. Injecting PolyLevel expanding foam beneath a settled pool deck will raise the concrete back to the proper level and also strengthen the soil so that the problem won't recur.
How PolyLevel® works to repair your settled pool deck
PolyLevel is a high-density expanding foam that our technicians can use to raise settled concrete. The two-part polyurethane foam mixture is injected through small holes drilled in the settled concrete. Our installers are trained to control the injection process so that just enough foam is used to re-level the concrete deck and fill additional voids under the concrete. Because the foam's expanding action fills gaps in loose soil, this concrete leveling technique improves the soil's stability and load-bearing characteristics. You can feel confident that settlement won't occur again. Once the slabs have been lifted level, we can also provide a silicone polyurethane sealant that will keep water from going through any joints and causing future erosion or possible heave situations.
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Worried that your sinking swimming pool deck might be a tripping hazard? Thrasher has successfully raised and restored hundreds of pool decks in Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk, Fremont, North Platte and throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Contact us today! We can answer any questions you have about concrete repair and provide you with a free estimate to repair your pool surround.
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