When figuring out if you have a problem or not, there are some signs that can tell you if there is something wrong. Some of the signs are as follows; external brick cracking, internal sheet rock cracking and sticking doors and windows. If you notice any of these signs, the that means that you need some repairs done on your concrete slab. Our engineers are more than happy to help you with any problems you may have with your concrete slabs and even come up with different ways to go about avoiding the problems coming back.
You’re wondering what could possibly be done to repair the problems you’re experiencing with you concrete slab. Our engineers tested and proven slab repairs can be used for almost slab repair projects. One of our solutions is our helical piles, they can be installed underneath settling foundations to prevent the possibility of any further damage. This solution process typically takes around 1 – 2 days and once the project is completed the area is left in the same condition as it was found. We are even able to install the piles for the concrete slab floors inside your home with the smallest amount of invasion.
The addition of control joints to your concrete slab may be necessary to reduce any further cracking in your concrete slab if there were no joints in the original construction. These joints control how and where a shrinkage crack emerges in a slab. They also allow for temperature contraction or expansion without any additional damage to the slab. If a slab does not have these control joints, cracks can start appearing in floors, walls or even ceilings in uneven or diagonal patterns in places where they may cause faults such as cracks in tiles or other flooring.
Although there are few accepted standards in the construction of concrete slabs for cracking. However, it is recommended that cracks in your basement floors which are larger that 3/16” in width and 1/8” in vertical displacement should definitely be repaired. The same standard states that cracks occurring in control joints in the concrete slabs are normal and accepted. Although that is stated, we suggest that any and all cracks should be seen to and repaired before any further damage is caused to your flooring, floor tiles, wall tiles and even your ceilings.