Concrete Repair Solutions for Chicagoland Area and Suburbs

Concrete Repair Solutions In Chicago, Il

Whether you’re facing cracked floors or uneven driveways, our concrete contractors at United Structural Systems of Illinois can provide concrete repair solutions to restore the strength and value of your home! Cracked and sinking concrete may seem like a cosmetic issue at most; however, it’s important to act quickly when you notice areas of damaged concrete on your property. Not only do uneven sidewalks and cracked driveways impact curb appeal and detract from the value of your home, they can also be hazardous and worsen over time.

USS of Illinois can help with:

  • Driveway repair
  • Repair of concrete patios
  • Sidewalk repair
  • Concrete leveling
  • Concrete lifting
  • Concrete crack repair
  • Concrete restoration
  • And more

What Causes Cracked and Uneven Concrete in Chicagoland?

Chicago is known for harsh winter weather and spring rainfall, which can both cause major problems for your concrete. The clay soil in Chicago is called expansive soil, which means it swells when overly saturated and shrinks when very dry. This constant shifting of the soil beneath the concrete causes concrete to also sink and heave. Constant shrinking and expanding of the concrete can cause voids to open up beneath the slab, and cracks to form. Once a crack forms in concrete, it doesn’t go away without repair, and the crack can eventually cause damage to develop in surrounding concrete.

Sometimes, concrete cracks are simply eyesores, but other times, cracks can cause structural problems to your home. For instance, cracks in foundation walls, basement floors, and foundations can lead to serious dangers for the residents. In addition, wide cracks in a concrete driveway or concrete sidewalk could be tripping hazards. A concrete company like ours has the repair material and expertise needed to fix cracks and make structural repairs.

Chicago’s Expert Concrete Contractors are Ready to Help

If Chicago’s weather or other factors have caused cracked and uneven concrete on your property, our concrete repair experts in Chicago are ready to help. We understand that concrete repair can be a daunting task, often coming as an unexpected expense. However, it’s important to the value and safety of your property, whether it be commercial or residential, to get repairs taken care of. If your home’s structural stability is compromised, you need to connect with a concrete structure repair expert right away. We can help you navigate the best options for your property, time, and finances. Call United Structural Systems of Illinois today to speak with our concrete repair experts about your options! No concrete repair project is too big or small for us to handle.

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Our Concrete Repair Options

Rather than pouring new concrete, our contractors use concrete leveling to repair your concrete. When your concrete is cracked and uneven due to expansive soil, what’s actually occurring is that the moving soil is creating voids beneath the concrete. These voids weaken the concrete over time and cause it to collapse inwards. In some cases, soil shifts or tree roots surface and create upward pressure on the concrete, causing it to crack.

What is Concrete Leveling?

Concrete leveling is a method of concrete repair used to reverse the damage expansive soil can cause. Concrete leveling works by injecting a substance into the ground beneath the concrete to fill the voids caused by shifting soil. We use a method of concrete leveling called mudjacking, which increases the durability of your concrete, makes concrete last longer, reduces the likelihood of future cracks, and minimizes disruption to your life.

Concrete Leveling with Mudjacking

If your home or business in the Chicago area is experiencing sinking concrete slabs, cracked stairs, walkways, or driveways, the experts at United Structural Systems of Illinois offer concrete raising using mudjacking. This method of concrete raising is a process that uses grout pressure to get your concrete back to its original level.

What is Mudjacking?

Concrete will crack and sink due to the sinking and swelling of the soils beneath the concrete. The clay soil in Chicago is called expansive soil, which means it swells when overly saturated and shrinks when very dry. This constant shifting of the soil beneath the concrete causes concrete to also sink and heave.

The material used for mudjacking by United Structural Systems in Illinois is an environmentally safe mudjacking grouting mixture. This mixture is pumped under existing concrete to raise it.

The process begins by drilling several holes into the affected areas of the concrete. Then the grouting mixture is pumped into these holes under pressure, filling any gaps or voids beneath the concrete. Once the gaps are filled, the mixture becomes pressurized and raises the concrete back to its original level. The final step is to fill the holes that were drilled with cement mixture.

What are the benefits of mudjacking?

A lot of homeowners and business owners believe that the only way to repair damaged concrete is to replace it altogether, but this is not a cost-effective, realistic solution. Can you imagine if the government replaced a public sidewalk every time a crack formed? That would not be a good use of taxpayer dollars. Instead, the government repairs concrete. That’s what homeowners and business owners should do under most circumstances as well. Repair methods are easier, more practical than replacement, less time consuming, and cost-effective.

The benefits of mudjacking versus concrete replacement are:

  • Cost-effectiveMudjacking costs about half the price of replacement.
  • Time-savingMudjacking is done in a very short time and is less disruptive than replacement. Replacing concrete is also a huge hassle for busy homeowners and business owners.
  • CleanMudjacking is not only less disruptive than replacing, the equipment is small and helps avoid damage to landscaping.
  • Aesthetics - Mudjacking won't leave you with non-matching concrete like replacement will.

We Are The Concrete Repair Team For You

If you need concrete lifting or repair, let the professionals at United Structural Systems of Illinois get things back to their original state by using our mudjacking repair solution.

If your home was built on a slab instead of a basement, we have repair solutions if it is beginning to sink or crack. We offer slab piers to lift your slab back to its original level, and we can perform crack injections to seal out moisture. The slab will be stronger than the original slab and will not settle or crack in the future. With our slab underpinning options and crack injection, you can ensure that your concrete slab is safe for years to come. United Structural Systems has local concrete repair Chicago specialists with years of experience in foundation repair, waterproofing, and structural repair for homes, commercial buildings and municipalities.

We’ll Find The Right Solution For You

Seasons change and shrinkage and expansion will occur; eventually, this will cause cracks in your stairs, driveway, walkways, pathways, and concrete slab. No matter what causes the crack, we can fix it with our experience in concrete repair in Chicago. Our team is experienced and has the tools and knowledge to troubleshoot any concrete repair issues. USS is committed to finding the right solution for you at the right price so that your home is safe and you are happy because you stayed within your budget.  Contact us today for an appointment.