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Cracked Pool Deck

A swimming pool is a splendid way to relax, have fun, and spend quality moments with family. However, these good times can become risky if the concrete around the pool becomes damaged. 

Cracked pool decks don’t just harm your home’s looks; they’re also pretty dangerous. Tar Heel Basement Systems knows the importance of tackling these issues fast. 

With loads of experience in concrete lifting, we’re pros at offering lasting solutions to keep your home safe and sound from the bad effects of cracked concrete. 

This page tells you why pool decks crack and how Tar Heel Basement Systems uses the latest methods when it comes to concrete lifting like SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ to make your pool deck sturdy and dependable.

What Is a Cracked Pool Deck? 

A cracked pool deck means there are breaks or lines in the concrete surrounding a below-ground swimming pool. 

These breaks can be tiny surface cracks or extensive and wide cracks that make the pool deck unstable. They make your pool area look less appealing and can cause people to trip and get hurt. 

Additionally, water can seep through cracked pool decks, ruining the concrete, encouraging mold growth, creating an unsteady structure, and making the deck appear worn. 

Over time, these problems get worse and become pricier to fix over time. Calling local concrete experts like Tar Heel Basement Systems when you first spot these issues can save you money and problems in the long run. 

What Causes a Cracked Pool Deck? 

A few things can create a pool deck crack, including: 

  • Settling Soil: The earth under the pool deck might shift unevenly over time. This can make the concrete dip and break. 
  • Soil Erosion: Water from the pool deck can wash away the earth below, leading to cracks and dips. 
  • Tree Roots: Big tree roots under the deck can move the soil and push up the concrete. 
  • Heavy Rain/Flooding: Lots of rain can shift or wash away the soil that supports the deck. 
  • Freezing and Thawing: In cold places, water can freeze in cracks, then melt, making them grow. 
  • Original Installation Issues: If there were mistakes when the concrete was poured, it could crack later on. 

Sometimes, a mix of these reasons makes pool decks crack. The same problems that harm pool decks can hurt your home’s foundation. If you’ve noticed these issues on your pool deck, it’s a good idea to have our experts take a look at your foundation as well to quickly prevent more damage.  

Can You Fix a Cracked Pool Deck? 

Yes, you can! 

However, just filling in cracks or adding a layer on top isn’t enough in most cases. DIY fixes or outdated methods like mudjacking take time, cost more, and often fail to solve the main issue. 

For the best results, our experts consider the whole picture. This means fixing the main problems rooted in the soil, to stop these problems from returning year after year and keeping your property stable. 

At Tar Heel Basement Systems, we have innovative methods to restore cracked or sunken pool decks to a sturdier state. Our unique  PolyRenewal™ foam lifts sunken concrete and gives it strong support within minutes. 

How to Fix a Cracked Pool Deck 

Here’s how Tar Heel Basement Systems’ skilled team fixes your pool deck: 

  • Inspection: We perform a close inspection on your pool deck to see what’s causing the damage and make a plan. 
  • Drill Holes: We make tiny holes in the dipped or damaged parts of the concrete. 
  • Place Injection Ports: We put special ports in these holes. 
  • Mix Foam: We mix our special foam. 
  • Inject Foam: We pump the foam under the concrete through the ports. 
  • Foam Expansion and Slab Lifting: The foam grows fast under the concrete, lifts it, and becomes solid in about 15 minutes. 
  • Remove Ports: We take out the ports and fill in the holes. 
  • Seal Cracks: We seal all cracks to stop water from getting in. 
  • Ongoing Care: Regular maintenance and care make your fixed pool deck last longer. 

Our method at Tar Heel Basement Systems fixes both the visible problems and the main issues, making sure repairs are lasting. Our products are made especially for soil needs in North Carolina and work better than common solutions. 

Why Address Pool Deck Cracks Now 

Fixing pool deck issues early is important to provide the following benefits: 

  • Prevent Further Damage: Small problems can become big ones if not fixed. Early repairs stop this and save money. 
  • Safety: Uneven or cracked concrete around the pool can be dangerous. Fixing it keeps everyone safe. 
  • Avoid Expensive Repairs: Fixing small issues now costs less than big repairs later on. 
  • Enhance Property Value: A nice, even pool deck makes your home look great. 

Trust Tar Heel Basement Systems for safe and enduring pool deck repairs. We guarantee our products and methods are top of the line and consistently outperform outdated and common fixes. 

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems for Top-Notch Concrete Pool Deck Lifting 

If you’ve noticed cracks, don’t let your pool deck remain unsafe. Keep your home’s value and safety intact with Tar Heel Basement Systems. Our team is made up of industry experts in concrete lifting who stand ready to address all your cracked pool deck problems. Call us today to schedule your free inspection and no-obligation repair estimate. Let us make your property safe and beautiful again. 

For years, homeowners in North Carolina have trusted us to make their pool decks safe. We’re ready to show you our top-quality work and PolyRenewal™ solution.


*Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in many cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. Tar Heel Basement Systems does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make your concrete perfectly level.

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