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 slab. This can cause the underlying soil to soften or even wash away completely. That in turn can cause the slab to crack further as sinks into the void left by the washed-away soil.
To prevent moisture from seeping into the soil beneath, those cracks need to be sealed, as do the control joints that were cut between the slabs when they were first poured. While you could seal them with urethane caulk found at your local big-box DIY store, that is a solution that is prone to cracking, bubbling and drying out over time. Which means you’ll likely be sealing them again… and sooner than you thought.
Thankfully, fixing cracks in concrete has never been easier, thanks to a breakthrough in technology only available from Dritek Foundation Solutions 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 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 out. That means 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.
The NexusPro solution is installed by a highly trained crew that specializes in concrete repair and protection. 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 lair of native sand, giving the concrete a uniform, finished appearance. And, of course, sealed concrete cracks mean no unsightly weeds growing through.
You have questions – we have answers. Read answers to commonly asked questions about concrete crack repair here.
The good news is, thanks to the latest technology and techniques Dritek Foundation Solutions can lift, level, seal and protect concrete, so that it looks great and works as it should for many years into the future. This not only helps maintain your home’s value, but also improves your quality of life, and, most importantly, restores your peace of mind.
Put simply: because we can permanently repair your foundation problems on time and on budget. Don’t Settle!
Dritek Foundation Solutions has been making homes whole and restoring their owners’ peace of mind for more than 30 years. We’re a member of the Supportworks network — a group of more than 130 contractors across the United States and Canada that is committed to redefining the industry by proving that more is possible when it comes to the homeowner-contractor experience.
Honesty. Transparency. Courtesy. Respect. These are the values that drive us, from the person who first takes your call to the person who shakes your hand when the job is completed to your satisfaction. Don’t settle – call us today – you’ll be glad you did!
When you schedule an appointment with us, one of our design techs will come out to your home to speak with you and inspect your home’s issues in person. He or she will answer your questions and address your concerns. Then, together, you’ll sit down and go through a solution that is tailored to your home’s unique situation. And, by the time we’re done, you’ll know three things:
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