Top Rated Concrete Driveway repair experts in St. Louis
Cracking, sinking, and unlevel surfaces in a driveway can cause disturbance and if ignored, your whole driveway could sink. Your driveways could sink or crack for various reasons such as soil erosion or weak soil, sometimes your driveways cannot withstand the weight of your vehicles. Address the damage before it becomes a larger and more expensive problem to fix.
Cause of Driveways repair
Some man-made damage is a result of excessive vehicle weight, lack of joint caulking, or poor compaction of soil and base materials during construction. Some are from mother nature herself like rainfall accumulation, gutter runoff, tree roots, and poor soil composition like clay, sand, or silt. Regardless the cause, when the soil under the driveway becomes loose or weak it creates a void beneath the concrete leading to sinking and cracking or worse collapse.
Liability and cost
Whether you’re a homeowner or landlord and an accident (tripping, falling, vehicle damage) happens as a result of property neglect, you’ll be liable for the accident. (The laws vary area to area). The associated cost and heartache of a lawsuit or just your own personal / family injury is not the only thing to consider.
The cost associated with downtime from demo and construction of a new driveway when the existing driveway is too far gone to repair, lift or level is very costly, On average of 75% more expensive than leveling and void filling with polyurethane.
Fixing damages in driveways
There are two ways of repairing the cracking and sinking driveways.
The complete demolition / haul-off of the existing driveway or driveway sections then forming and re-pouring a new driveway and waiting for it to cure for use. As mentioned, this comes with a premium cost, extended downtimes, damage to surrounding landscaping, and heavy equipment and jackhammering close to your home’s foundations.
Polyurethane foam injection (Polyjacking), An immediate solution that’s open to traffic in less than 15 minutes after lifting and leveling your driveway. It provides a permanent cost-effective repair for damaged driveways that need crack closure, lifting/leveling, void fill, and soil stabilization. It saves quite a bit of money and time while providing durability and sustainability. It’s also friendly to the environment and the surrounding landscape. At STL Polyjack we use Polyurethane to repair your driveway. We have successfully fixed several driveways in St Louis by Polyjacking it in less than four hours and that’s why we are top-rated experts for the best driveway repair services in St. Louis.
After your driveway is back to level and stabilized some of the cracking and sprawling can remain as scars of the previous problems. While only superficial at this point it can be corrected by resurfacing with a high bond strength concrete overlay. Resurfacing will not only cover the flaws on your driveway, but it will also make the driveway beautiful again. With resurfacing you can completely change the look of your existing driveway adding colors and patterns.