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Concrete Lifting Solutions in Ohio

 It’s finally time to fix your damaged driveway or sidewalk. Check out the top three ways that concrete repair companies will do it. 

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So, you’re tired of looking at that crack in the driveway, and tripping over that sunken concrete slab on your patio, porch, or pool deck. These concrete issues are all too common throughout Central and Southern Ohio locations like Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Lima, and nearby. But they will only grow worse over time, so now is the time to take action with a permanent concrete repair solution. 

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Concrete Lifting Solutions 

There are many industry-standard methods of renewing your concrete. Let’s take a look at all of them so you can have a better understanding of what may work for your home. 

Long-Lasting Solutions 

  • Polyurethane Foam Injections

Polyurethane foam is a cost-effective and much less invasive concrete lifting solution compared to older methods or repair. While slab jacking and mudjacking require larger drilling and a messier fill concoction, polyurethane foam only requires a penny-sized drill hole where foam can be cleanly inserted. This foam fills the voids left beneath your concrete, restoring it to its original position , and will continue to support it for years to come.

Since the foam is so lightweight, it will not weigh your concrete slab or the underlying soil down over time like mudjacking. Polyurethane foam typically takes about 15 minutes to cure after injection, meaning you can safely walk on your renewed driveway or sidewalk on the day of your scheduled repair. 

At Ohio Basement Authority, PolyRenewal™ is our polyurethane foam solution of choice, as it surpasses the rest in quality. PolyRenewal™ is water-resistant, making it quite the match for Mother Nature. It provides a support system for your concrete that’s able to withstand many of the elements that caused your concrete damage in the first place.

Since it is unyielding to water, it won’t erode over time like the soil that washed away from your concrete. PolyRenewal™ injections will also remain safely unaffected by any yard chemicals like pesticides or weed killer. In doing so, it wards these chemicals off from your home or pool. 

Cracked concrete sidewalk - before
Cracked Sidewalk After

Other Temporary Repairs 

  • Concrete Replacement 

One option is to remove the existing concrete and start over by repouring slabs. They may look like new for a while, but the problematic soil and other issues still remain. That means the concrete will eventually end up sustaining the same damage as before. 

In some severe cases of concrete damage, your driveway, sidewalk, or foundation slab may not be salvageable at all, and an entire replacement is needed. This may be needed in the case of frost heave, which is common during icy cold Ohio winters. Our experts recommend concrete replacements only in worse-case scenarios. In many cases, concrete can be restored close to its original glory. 

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  • Traditional Mudjacking 

Mudjacking is the traditional concrete lifting solution, although fading from popularity in recent years. It’s similar to polyurethane injections, only it’s much messier and ultimately less effective. Installers drill large holes into your concrete and inject a messy mud slurry into your driveway or walkway. This slurry also has a longer cure time of 24 to 72 hours. 

This solution is also much heavier than the lightweight polyurethane foam and tends to weigh down your concrete and soil over time. This means that eventually, you’ll have to revisit mudjacking repairs to your concrete. 

Ohio Basement Authority Is Your Concrete Expert  

Every home has its unique problems—we’re happy to work with you toward a customizable solution that lasts for the long haul. Our trained experts with years of experience will inspect your whole home for free and offer you a comprehensive repair plan targeting the root of the problem. We also provide a no-obligation quote for your repairs, so you can feel confident about your decision to go with us. 

Your problems won’t get better with time. They’ll get better with the experts at Ohio Basement Authority. Call today to start your concrete revitalization journey or begin online below. 

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Serving Greater Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati Office

1270 Hillsmith Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Columbus Office

2421 McGaw Rd.
Obetz, OH 43207

Dayton Office

70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
Beavercreek, OH, 45440