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Slab Stitching Concrete Floor Repair Experts Phoenix Arizona

Concrete Slab Stitching & Concrete Floor Repair

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Once your concrete floor starts to crack and become uneven it needs to be repaired in order to prevent further growth and additional cracks. Fixing the cracks is one part, identifying the cause of the problem also needs to be addressed.

The cracks are caused by movement and to prevent the cracks from spreading the floor needs to be made whole once again. This is done by what is referred to as “Slab Stitching” which is exactly what it sounds like.

The cracks are professionally patched and metal bars (rebar) are placed along the length of the cracks in-order to keep them from moving away from each other any further.

After the repair is complete and the floor is leveled you can have your new flooring installed with confidence.

Call us today at (602)418-2970 to schedule an appointment with a concrete repair expert.

Fully licensed, bonded and insured Arizona concrete and foundation repair contractor, serving customers in the Greater Phoenix Metro Areas in Arizona. With over 30 years of experience installing, repairing and resurfacing concrete and foundations for commercial and residential clients.

Damage to Arizona Foundations From Expansive Clay Soil in AZ

Expansive clay soils are inevitable that there will be damage to Arizona foundations. Basements and crawl spaces get buried by expansive clay soils. The combination of this soil with constant water results in foundation damage, water seepage and structural movement over time. More about expansive clay soil.

The most common problem associated with Arizona foundations is subsidence. As you can imagine, when groundwater supplies become imbalanced, land subversion occurs. When groundwater levels drop below the acceptable level, land will naturally move downhill and eventually erode away from the slope. Groundwater management companies in Arizona are responsible for addressing any underground conditions that may contribute to foundation problems, which include issues with clay soil. Don’t believe what salesmen are selling you.

Expansive Clay Soil is NOT why Interior Floor Slabs Uplift and Crack.

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When groundwater pressure is present, a “sag” develops. As the groundwater level increases above the surrounding area, the soil will expand downward. This movement can create cracks and crevices in the foundation. The movement can also result in water migration into crawl spaces or basements. In wet seasons, the expanding clay soil can cause water to pool around the exterior of the house and the concrete slab foundation.

A properly maintained and managed impervious base will prevent the occurrence of these complications. If your home is built on a slab, you have a number of options for addressing moisture problems. You can either install a slab covering that is impervious to moisture or a basement waterproofing system. A properly maintained and monitored moisture control and drainage system will prevent many of the complications associated with clay soil and a slab.

Basements require the most maintenance. Improperly installed and managed basement floor drain connections and poor drainage create heave pockets that are conducive to the formation of expansive soil layers. A basement waterproofing system should be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. If the heave pockets become too extensive, your foundation may need to be dug up and relocated. A superior quality basement waterproofing system will minimize the occurrence of heave pockets and other complications associated with expansive clay soils.

Improper soil management, especially with an excessive amount of water, can lead to significant problems. The soil will compact and settle, causing the growth of voids and heave channels. These gaps can become a problem after long periods of inactivity. An experienced Arizona land surveyor can help you identify problem areas and suggest the best solutions. More about foundation repair.

Stabilizing soil moisture is the goal for most farmers, ranchers and land owners. With the increasing population in Arizona, more people are requiring more land for cultivation, ranching and farming. The problem with most soils is that they are either too acidic or too alkaline. Slab uplift allows you to restore the soils to the optimum conditions so you can grow plants and livestock in them. This process is extremely beneficial to your bio-system and the environment.

Stabilizing soil moisture involves both mechanical and chemical processes. One of the easiest ways to correct your soil’s pH and nutrient content is to elevate the soil to a higher level. You accomplish this by using a soil staining device, such as a sloping wallboard, a soil auger or a chalk line. A slab heave machine is also an option that will pump the soil upwards to the right or left at a particular angle to increase its nutrient value.

Slab uplift uses the force of gravity to move the soil beneath the ground. When this is combined with mechanical means, such as a line or blade being raised above the area, the heave is created. There is a further process of compaction or compacting that occurs when the slab is heaved. A high vertical profile of the soil beneath the surface of the ground acts as a compressive force on clay soils, making them more compact and absorbing moisture from the atmosphere, as well as aiding in water runoff control. You may see that the benefits of Stabilizing soil moisture do not end there.

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Foundation Settlement Warning Signs Causes and Solutions in Arizona

Foundation Settlement

Foundation settlement failure occurs when the soil can no longer hold the vertical downward pressures being applied by gravity. Water and lack of compaction contribute to this type of settlement to all structures built. Engineering a foundation to hold the loads of these vertical pressures include the subgrade compaction requirements. Soil moisture content, when compacting substrates, play a vital role of the overall stability of all structures commercial or residential. When soil testing shows expansive soils are present, before homes are built, the requirements and type of foundation may change to post tension monolithic foundation slabs. It is believed that expansive soils may be the cause of vertical heave movement and foundation settlement. Ceiling cracks, drywall cracks, foundation heaving, stair stepping of block and brick, vertical cracks in foundation walls, doors that do not close, are  detrimental effects of settlement. The architects foundation footing detail drawings will state that the bottom footing be placed down to undisturbed soil here in Arizona.

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Foundation Repair – Heaved Floor Crack Stitching – Floor Leveling

Foundation Repair

Foundation repair heaved floor crack stitching floor leveling is always needed when moisture is the culprit of all foundation problems for the most part. Spalling or delamination of the vertical walls of these types of foundations can be avoided very easily by waterproofing the vertical walls of all perimeter foundation walls before dirt is back filled. This will stop horizontal cracking caused by the compromised  reinforcement bar and prevent the paint from peeling off and concrete spalling all at once.

Service Area: Great Phoenix metro areas including Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Awhatukee, Queen Creek, Goodyear, Buckeye, Paradise Valley, Goodyear, Sun City, Sun City West, and Casa Grande in Arizona. Call 602-418-2970

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Floor Leveling – Slab Stitching – Stem Wall Foundation Repair

We are the only choice for a responsible home or property owners in Arizona, because we are the only company with a developed understanding of why foundation and floor damage occurs and what repairs are needed to stop it.

The first step in repairing foundation problems is to identify the cause of the problem. Stem wall foundations are the most common type of construction that require our repair services because they are both the least expensive and the least stable kind of foundation and are the most popular type used in Arizona home construction. This is mainly because most home builders assume that there are low levels of moisture in the soil here is the Phoenix Arizona area. Due to Arizona’s arid desert climate, and not a freeze and thaw climate, only shallow stem wall footings are only required to go down to the undisturbed soil layer.

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Slab Stitching – Saving an Interior Floor

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Taking on a restoration project has its surprises especially when it comes to having to fix and repair cracks in your concrete floors of the home. This home renovation in Gilbert Arizona is a perfect example on how the flooring the home could be saved and restored.

The flooring was cracked in a few areas and was the result of a foundation issue that needed to be taken care of. After the work had been completed we were able to repair the damage to the floors inside the home.

Slab Stitching is the process of just that, stitching your floor back together. Parallel cuts are made in to the concrete along the length of the crack. Metal re-enforcement bars are placed in the cuts and then filled.

These stitches are put in place to prevent the crack from coming back. The steel bars hold the floor together and in place.

Once all the stitches are in place we can now patch the crack in the floor and repair the damage.

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Epoxy Slab Stitching

On one of our foundation repair jobs in Phoenix Arizona, we had to repair the cracks in the floor and level the floor for new flooring. To repair the cracks we first leveled the entire area by grinding the area of the floor that was in need of repair. Once the area was level we were able to fill in the cracks and apply epoxy stitches. This involved channeling out areas along the crack so we could apply epoxy across the crack to add additional strength and prevent the crack from expanding in the future.

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Chiseling Out the Channels

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Leveling the Floor & Repairing the Crack

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Applying the Epoxy

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Repairing the Concrete Floor

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Grinding & Leveling the Floor

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Finished Epoxy Stitched Floor

– Foundation Repairman | Serving the Greater Phoenix Metro Areas Including –

Ahwatukee | Buckeye | Casa Grande | Chandler | Gilbert | Glendale | Goodyear | Mesa
Paradise Valley | Phoenix | Queen Creek | Scottsdale | Sun City | Sun City West | Tempe

Your Foundation Repairman Arizona

Stem Wall Foundation Repair & Inspection

Post Tension Foundation Repair & Inspection

Monolithic Foundation Repair & Inspection

Expert Foundation Repair Company

Foundation Repair Expert Phoenix Arizona

James Belville – (602)418-2970
Foundation Repair Expert – Concrete Repairman®
Concrete Repairman LLC – a fully licensed, bonded and insured foundation repair company serving customers in Phoenix and surrounding areas in Arizona. We have over 30 years of experience installing and repairing home foundation cracks, floor crack structural stitching, floor leveling, stem walls, post tension, monolithic and resurfacing foundation damage for homeowner, and commercial clients in Arizona.

Residential Heaved Interior Floor Slab Epoxy Stitching

Concrete Repairman™ Interior Concrete Floor Slab Epoxy Stitching Before

Concrete Repairman™ Interior Concrete Floor Slab Epoxy Stitching After

Floor slab stitching number 4 rebar with structural component epoxy.

This residential home in Scottsdale was heaving due to excessive moisture around the perimeter of the home. After had rain gutters installed and adjusted the landscaping around the property, Concrete Repairman™ removed the damaged tile, ground and leveled the crack heaved area and then stitched the floor and installed the replacement tile.

Concrete Repairman™ has the complete solution for your home’s Foundation Health.

Call James 602-418-2970

– Foundation Repairman | Serving the Greater Phoenix Metro Areas Including –

Ahwatukee | Buckeye | Casa Grande | Chandler | Gilbert | Glendale | Goodyear | Mesa
Paradise Valley | Phoenix | Queen Creek | Scottsdale | Sun City | Sun City West | Tempe

Your Foundation Repairman Arizona

Stem Wall Foundation Repair & Inspection

Post Tension Foundation Repair & Inspection

Monolithic Foundation Repair & Inspection

Expert Foundation Repair Company

Foundation Repair Expert Phoenix Arizona

James Belville – (602)418-2970
Foundation Repair Expert – Concrete Repairman®
Concrete Repairman LLC – a fully licensed, bonded and insured foundation repair company serving customers in Phoenix and surrounding areas in Arizona. We have over 30 years of experience installing and repairing home foundation cracks, floor crack structural stitching, floor leveling, stem walls, post tension, monolithic and resurfacing foundation damage for homeowner, and commercial clients in Arizona.