It is common for Nashville, Tennessee homes to be constructed on concrete slabs, which are susceptible to cracking depending on the variety of soil below the slab. One of the most prolific varieties of soil present in Tennessee is Ultisols, or red clay soils, which have low fertility and less than 10% weatherable minerals in the top layer. The state soil of Tennessee is Dickson, an Ultisol that is present in over 400,000 acres across the entire state. Unfortunately for homeowners of the state, clay is an expansive soil that is sensitive to changes in moisture content and expands or contracts accordingly. And because Tennessee is one of the top 6 rainiest states in America, it is common for the soil to become saturated and erode, shifting concrete slabs with it that will eventually crack.
When your concrete slab begins to crack, it not only looks unsightly, but can also indicate deeper foundation problems. If you are concerned about the state of your home's foundation, be aware of any other symptoms occurring in conjunction with slab cracks, including:
If you notice any of the aforementioned problems in your home, it is a good idea to contact a professional foundation repair contractor for an inspection. If neglected, these problems can spiral rather quickly into extensive and expensive damage. Do not delay; if your home is showing signs of foundation failure, call the foundation and concrete repair experts at Ground Up Builders today. We service Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee and surrounding areas and can have your slab cracks repaired in no time.
At Ground Up Builders, we are proud to offer a variety of concrete repair solutions to fix your slab cracks regardless of their size, severity, or location. One potential solution is to install steel push piers and helical piers, which are driven deep underground and used to hydraulically lift the entire structure until your foundation is sitting securely in its original position. These piers are weather resistant and highly durably, offering continued protection and stability to your home's foundation for many years to come.
If we determine that your slab cracks are not the result of foundation failure, but rather the routine aging and deterioriation of your concrete, then we will recommend our crack injection services, also known as polyjacking. With this method, we inject a high-density polyurethane foam into a 5/8" hole drilled into the slab. Once inserted, the foam expands to over 20 times its liquid volume, spreading beneath the slab to fill any existing cracks and simultaneously lifting the entire slab.
All of our Nashville, Tennessee slab crack repair products are manufactured by ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading supplier in the industry, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the best repair possible with Ground Up Builders.
If your concrete slab has begun to show signs of wear and tear, call Ground Up Builders today. We can provide you with a free estimate and work with you to determine the cause of your slab cracks as well as the best and most affordable solution. Contact us today for more information on how we can help repair your Nashville, Murfreesboro, or Middle Tennessee-area home!