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Concrete Step Repair

Ensuring safe and attractive entry and exit points at your home is essential. When your exterior concrete steps show signs of damage, it not only affects your property’s look but also poses safety risks to your family and guests. 

Cracks, sinking, or unevenness in your exterior concrete steps are not just cosmetic issues; they can be potential hazards. Luckily, there’s a reliable solution available. Tar Heel Basement Systems, a trusted name in concrete repair in Central and Southern North Carolina, has the experience and expertise to fix your concrete steps with precision and minimal disruption. Our exclusive concrete lifting solution, SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™, efficiently addresses these issues.  

In this article, we explain how it ensures durability and peace of mind for your household. 

What is Concrete Step Repair? 

Concrete step repair is a specialized process to restore and improve the structural integrity of exterior concrete steps that have suffered damage, sinking, or cracking over time. This meticulous procedure involves lifting, stabilizing, and rejuvenating these steps to their original condition. 

Traditional repair methods, such as mudjacking, repouring, or complete replacement, often fall short in providing long-term solutions. These approaches don’t address the root causes and can lead to recurring issues. 

In contrast, modern methods of concrete step repair use advanced techniques like concrete lifting with polyurethane foam injections. Tar Heel Basement Systems employs the exclusive PolyRenewal™ system, which not only revitalizes your concrete steps but also ensures their longevity and safety. 

Signs Your Exterior Concrete Steps Need Repair 

Recognizing signs that your exterior concrete steps require repair is crucial to prevent safety hazards and more extensive damage to your home. Some common signs to watch out for include: 

  • Visible cracks on the steps: Cracks can start small but often expand over time, indicating structural problems. 
  • Uneven step levels: If your steps are no longer level or have variations in height, it’s a clear sign of settlement and instability. 
  • Steps tilting or sloping: If your steps are tilting or sloping in one direction, it’s an indication of potential foundation issues. 
  • Steps sinking into the ground: Sunken steps compromise safety and suggest soil settlement or erosion beneath the concrete. 
  • Steps separating from your foundation: If the steps are pulling away from your home’s foundation, it’s a sign of underlying structural problems. 
  • Sinking porch: A sunken porch can often be attributed to the same soil issues affecting your concrete steps. 
  • Hollow sounds beneath the steps: If you hear hollow sounds when tapping the steps, it could mean voids or spaces forming beneath the concrete. 
  • Pooling water or drainage issues: Water pooling around your steps or poor drainage can lead to further deterioration and sinking. 
  • Crumbling edges or corners: Deteriorating edges and corners not only look unsightly but also weaken the structural integrity of your steps. 
  • Pits, flakes, or stains on the concrete: These surface imperfections can indicate the need for repair and may also contribute to further damage if left unaddressed. 

Recognizing these early warning signs of concrete step damage can save you time, money, and potential safety concerns. When you observe any of these symptoms, it’s advisable to consult a professional concrete repair expert like Tar Heel Basement Systems in Central and Southern North Carolina. Our team can assess the extent of the damage and recommend suitable repair solutions to restore the safety and aesthetics of your exterior concrete steps. 

Is Concrete Step Repair Necessary? 

Absolutely. Neglecting concrete step repair can lead to safety hazards and increase future repair costs. Cracked or sunken steps are not only unsightly but also pose a significant safety risk, potentially causing accidents and injuries. 

Timely concrete step repair is essential to preserve the structural integrity of your property and prevent more extensive damage. Quick fixes like repouring or mudjacking are often temporary and fail to address the underlying issues. Tar Heel Basement Systems offers comprehensive solutions in Central and Southern North Carolina, ensuring that your entire property remains safe, stable, and visually appealing. Our experts can assess the damage and provide tailored repair solutions, saving you money in the long run and preserving the value of your home. 

What Are the Benefits of Concrete Step Repair? 

Concrete step repair offers several advantages for both you and your home: 

Enhanced Safety: Damaged steps present a significant risk of accidents and injuries. By elevating and stabilizing your stairs, we eliminate tripping hazards, ensuring the safety of your family and guests. 

Prevention of Further Damage: Lifting sunken stairs and sealing cracks prevents further deterioration in your steps and the underlying foundation. 

Aesthetic Transformation: Reviving your concrete steps enhances the overall look and market value of your residence. Our specialized concrete lifting technique leaves hardly a trace of the repair work. 

Prolonged Lifespan: Our exclusive PolyRenewal™ system delivers a longer-lasting solution compared to generic methods. 

To maximize these benefits, it’s essential to rely on our innovative products and the expertise of our professional installers. The PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system is not only eco-friendly but also sets quickly and withstands environmental challenges. Choosing Tar Heel Basement Systems ensures that your concrete steps are not only repaired effectively but also maintained for lasting excellence. 

How Concrete Step Repair Works 

At Tar Heel Basement Systems, our dedicated team of experts follows a precise procedure to complete the concrete step repair process: 

  • Identify Problem Areas: We start by pinpointing the sunken sections of your concrete steps. 
  • Strategic Drilling: Small holes are meticulously drilled into the identified problem areas. 
  • Injection Ports: Injection ports are then carefully inserted into these holes. 
  • Foam Mixing: A specialized two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam is prepared for the repair. 
  • Foam Injection: High-density polyurethane foam is expertly injected beneath the concrete. This foam rapidly expands, effectively filling voids and lifting the sunken steps back to their original position. 
  • Curing Process: We allow the foam to cure, a relatively quick process taking approximately 15 minutes. 
  • Port Removal and Hole Filling: After the foam has cured, we remove the injection ports and fill the holes to restore a seamless appearance. 
  • Crack and Joint Sealing: To ensure the longevity of the repair, cracks and joints are sealed with a protective sealant. 
  • Maintenance Scheduling: We recommend scheduling regular maintenance to monitor the condition of your steps, ensuring they remain in excellent shape. 

With Tar Heel Basement Systems as your trusted concrete repair provider, you can rest assured that our skilled crews will flawlessly execute this process, delivering lasting results that enhance the safety and aesthetics of your exterior concrete steps. 

Why Our Step Repair is the Best Choice for Your Home 

The PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting solution offered by Tar Heel Basement Systems stands as the ultimate choice for concrete step repair, and here’s why: 

  • Precision: It excels in delivering unparalleled precision, ensuring that your steps are lifted and stabilized with utmost accuracy. 
  • Minimal Disruption: Say goodbye to the need for bulky equipment or extensive digging. Our solution minimizes disruption to your property during the repair process. 
  • Lightweight Advantage: The foam we use is significantly lighter compared to traditional concrete materials or mudjacking, making it a more efficient choice. 
  • Rapid Curing: With a quick curing time of just 15 minutes, you can expect reduced downtime and minimal inconvenience. 
  • Durability: Built to withstand environmental challenges, our solution is exceptionally durable and designed for long-lasting performance. 
  • Versatility: Whether you have a standard concrete surface or something more unique, our PolyRenewal™ system adapts seamlessly to a diverse range of concrete surfaces. 
  • Eco-Friendly: We take pride in using sustainable and environmentally conscious materials in our repairs. 
  • Discreet Finish: The resulting repairs are nearly imperceptible, seamlessly blending with your existing concrete. 
  • Assured Maintenance: Our annual service and maintenance plans ensure that the excellence of your repaired steps is sustained over time. 

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems 

Ready to fix damaged steps? Trust Tar Heel Basement Systems for reliable concrete step repair. Benefit from our expertise and the cutting-edge PolyRenewal™ system. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection

Our expert technicians are prepared to restore the safety and beauty of your exterior stairs, providing peace of mind knowing that your concrete steps are secure for many years to come. 


*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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