Tar Heel Tip of the Week: Is your Sidewalk a Safety Concern for Trick or Treaters?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Jaimie Hooker


Did you know your sinking slab is a liability risk for your property? Having a tripping hazard with a sinking slab is a big problem! Homeowners need to have this problem fixed before they or someone gets hurt. With the Halloween holiday just around the corner, many families will be participating in the festivities of walking door to door for sweet treats!

Tar Heel Basement Systems is able to give immediate help and take away your worry, using the unique PolyRenewal™ method. Don’t replace it, RAISE it!

Traditional fixes such as total concrete replacement can take days, even weeks to complete, depending on weather, how large the area is and time for the fresh concrete to cure. Not to mention, total concrete replacement creates an extensive disturbance to your property’s landscape.

Another traditional fix called, mudjacking may not cause a large disturbance to your property like total concrete replacement, it is still a lengthy process to complete. The heavy concrete slurry is injected below your slab through large (2) two-inch holes. Just like fresh concrete, the slurry can take days to dry leaving you unable to use your driveway, sidewalk or porch for a while.

There are a few things the traditional fixes have in common: No warranty provided and both solutions do not address the real cause of the problem, improper soil beneath the slab. Lastly, these corrections take a very long time to install and dry.

Conveniently, PolyRenewal™ can meet all of your demands on a quick timeline. Your sinking slab is restored with no disruption to your property or slab. Small (penny-sized) holes are drilled and our high-density, polyurethane foam is injected beneath the slab. The soil below the slab is compressed and the void is filled, allowing the slab to rise to the appropriate level. A quick cure time of 15 minutes, allows homeowners to use their slab immediately after install. With a 5 year warranty, there is no easier decision to make!

Don’t forget about your pool deck either, off-season it a great time to have Tar Heel Basement Systems fix those trip hazards around your family’s pool deck. An unexpected trip to the doctor because of a bad fall on your pool deck should be the last thing on your mind next summer! Call our office for more information on our PolyRenewal™ process or to schedule your free estimate appointment.

 

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.