Concrete Leveling Photo Album: Sinking Porch Solutions in Castalian Springs, TN
This Tennessee homeowner started to notice his porch was sinking and cracks were forming along the brick wall. He did not want to have to worry about any other cracks forming or his porch sinking anymore. He looked around for a trustworthy company and found us, Frontier Foundation and Crawl Space Repair! Our specialist went out to his property and examined the porch, he knew exactly what was needed. Products Used: PolyLevel: The PolyLevel method for lifting and stabilizing a sidewalk or other exterior concrete slab is to inject structural polyurethane foam under the sunken section of concrete. The force of the expanding foam will fill all voids and consolidate weak soils. When the voids are filled, the upward pressure of any additional foam will raise the slab to its original level position.
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NexusPro: NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially engineered to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won't crack, bubble or dry. It fits into homeowners' busy lifestyles, too - drying time is a fraction of that needed for other urethane-based caulking products.He now has a lifted porch and does not have to worry about anyone tripping!
This porch sinking not only causes the home value to go down, but also creates a tripping hazard that will only get worse with time.
Small holes are drilled into the concrete and PolyLevel is injected into those holes, lifting the slab, and stabilizing it permanently.
Weakened soil below this porch has caused a few issues. If left unattended, these issues can become BIG foundation problems that are very costly to fix. Don't wait another minute- call us now!
Our inspector found this when looking over the home.
Advice: If your crawl space has mold on the beams, you have a moisture problem that needs to be fixed! Mold can cause the wood to weaken, which will in turn cause "bouncy" floorboards and interior cracks.