Concrete Repair Solutions
When it comes to repairing cracks, holes and break in concrete, there are many different techniques and options available. Our team of concrete experts is dedicated to finding the most reliable and effective solution for repairing your concrete in a way that will last a long time and return your concrete to its original state. The reason for the crack will play a big part in the way that the crack will need to be repaired. Different cracks are created differently and will require a unique solution.
Epoxy Injection is a method of concrete repair that is used for very narrow cracks. Usually, the crack will need to have venting and entry ports created before the crack is sealed so that the epoxy can reach the correct areas of the crack. This method is used to repair cracks in structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges. This technique does not work for cracks that are actively leaking and can’t be dried out, as the epoxy needs to bond to a dry surface. There are epoxies that are moisture tolerant, however debris within the crack can still hinder it from properly sealing.
Routing and Sealing
The method of routing and sealing a crack is used in situations where structural repair is not necessary. This method is tricky in that it involves enlarging the crack and filling and sealing it. This is a very common concrete treatment that is relatively simple in comparison to other procedures for sealing cracks. This method is good for surfaces that are not flat such as vertical surfaces and curved surfaces as well. Routing and sealing are great for both thin cracks and thick, deep cracks. The sealants come in many different materials, and our team will choose the sealant that is most appropriate for your repair scenario.
The process of stitching involves drilling holes along the sides of the crack, followed by grouting in U-shaped metal units that are kind of like very large staples in order to close the crack. An epoxy is also used to further close the crack. This method is good for thin cracks that run very deep into the concrete.
Drilling and Plugging
Drilling and plugging is a repair process that consists of drilling a hole down the entire length of the crack and then grouting it. This kind of repair is used for cracks that run in deep and straight lines through the concrete and can be accessed by at least one end. The grouting creates a key in order to prevent movements in the different sections of the concrete that are nearby the crack. This key also helps to reduce leakage through the crack.