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Cracked Driveway

Uneven and cracked concrete driveways pose both aesthetic and safety challenges. Groundworks can lift it.

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While a cracked driveway is common, that doesn’t mean it can be ignored. Beyond detracting from your home’s curb appeal, it presents safety risks for you and your visitors.

Cracks create tripping hazards and might damage your vehicle or even affect your home’s foundation stability.

Groundworks uses advanced concrete lifting solutions to restore the safety and aesthetics of your driveway.

It’s time to fix your cracked driveway.
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What Is a Cracked Driveway?

A driveway that has breaks, cracks, or linear imperfections over time is what we refer to as a cracked driveway. These issues can be as minor as thin, hairline cracks or as extensive as wide, clearly visible gaps.

These problems are not only visually unappealing but also pose significant safety risks, especially for the elderly and young children.

Besides driveways, you may also notice similar damage in:

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  • Sidewalks
  • Concrete patios
  • Porches
  • Concrete steps
  • Pools decks

Professional attention is crucial to maintaining safety and preventing further damage. We encourage contacting us at the first sign of any driveway issues.

What Causes Driveway Cracks?

Driveway cracks can arise from a variety of sources, including:

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  • Ground Movement: Settling or erosion under the driveway can create uneven pressures that cause cracks.
  • Root Growth: Tree roots growing beneath the driveway can exert upward pressure and cause cracking.
  • Weather Conditions: Heavy rain can wash away supporting soil, while freeze-thaw cycles may widen existing cracks.
  • Concrete Expansion: Natural expansion and contraction of concrete due to temperature changes can lead to cracks.
  • Installation Errors: Poorly mixed or cured concrete is more susceptible to damage.
  • Vehicle Pressure: Regular traffic from cars and heavier vehicles can stress the concrete.

Often, a combination of these factors causes pool deck deterioration.

The same soil stability issues also impact home foundations, requiring prompt expert repairs to prevent escalating structural damage.

Can You Fix a Cracked Driveway?

Yes, cracked driveways can be repaired, especially if addressed early. While simple sealing may offer temporary relief, these are not long-term solutions. To effectively resolve the issue, foundational problems like unstable soil need to be tackled. Concrete lifting, which elevates and stabilizes sunken sections, is our recommended approach. Groundworks uses specialized techniques to ensure every repair is durable and precise.

How to Fix a Cracked Driveway

Groundworks’ approach to repairing your concrete driveway includes:

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  • Conducting a detailed inspection to identify the causes and determine the best repair solutions like our SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™.
  • Drilling small, inconspicuous holes in the affected areas.
  • Inserting injection ports into these holes.
  • Injecting a specially formulated two-part polymer foam that expands to fill voids and stabilize the substrate within 15 minutes.
  • Lifting the concrete slab to its original position.
  • Removing the injection ports and seamlessly sealing the holes.
  • Applying crack sealant to prevent further degradation.
  • Regular maintenance checks to preserve the integrity of your driveway.

Our innovative solutions outperform traditional methods, offering quick and efficient concrete lifting with minimal disruption.

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Why Address Driveway Cracks Now

Timely intervention is critical due to:

  • Escalating Damage: Early action can prevent extensive foundational issues.
  • Safety Risks: Unaddressed cracks can lead to tripping hazards and vehicle damage.
  • Property Value: Maintaining your driveway enhances both aesthetics and resale value.
  • Cost Savings: Early repairs can prevent costly overhauls in the future.

Choose Groundworks for long-lasting, effective solutions with our advanced PolyRenewal™ system.

Contact Groundworks for Expert Concrete Lifting Solutions

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If driveway issues plague your home, Groundworks’ concrete specialists are ready to assist. Schedule a free inspection and estimate today.

We understand the challenges of dealing with cracked driveways and strive to simplify the repair process. Our state-of-the-art technology ensures that sunken concrete is efficiently lifted and stabilized.

Cracked Driveway FAQs

While minor cracks may be largely cosmetic, deeper cracks could indicate more serious underlying problems and potentially lead to significant damage if not addressed promptly.

A well-installed concrete driveway should last 20 years or more, but it might show minor wear and tear over time. Groundworks excels in extending the life of concrete driveways with our innovative concrete lifting techniques.

Continued efforts to maintain and inspect your driveway, along with addressing minor issues early, can significantly prolong its lifespan and appearance. Groundworks can provide both the expertise and the necessary treatments to keep your driveway in top condition.

Do you see any of these signs? Book an appointment now!

Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in most cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. Groundworks does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make any and/or every square inch of your concrete perfectly level.

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The work done promptly by Ryan and his team (Eryica, Ny) was excellent with the driveway lift that was extremely necessary. The team did a great job being on time and within the time allotted to complete the work. Would recommend to others if they need a professional job done while being efficient. Thank you again!

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We got 3 quotes for driveway lifting. These guys were competitively priced and had good reviews on google so we hired them. I’m glad we did! They were very friendly, professional, and efficient. They did a great job and cleaned up afterwards. When James and his partner came back to seal the joints, the service was just as good as the first team. Thanks again!


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They showed up, gave me quote on the spot, I approved it they showed up next day and got it all done in 4 hrs. Evan zack and trevor were great to deal with during the install and gave me a walk thru when it was all done letting me know all the details of the job. Would recommend 👌

Cody Mathiesen

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Vincent Augert was very thorough and upfront about the cost and warranty.
He was very easy to deal with and most importantly, we never felt pressure during the whole quoting process.

Kevin Nguyen

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Excellent service. Sales was pleasant and quote was thorough enough to proceed. The crew that came out to excavate, and install the interior and exterior basement systems was absolutely top notch – their work was neat and tidy, they showed up on time, and worked hard. To top it off, they (and all the folks involved) have to be the most pleasant contractors I’ve ever dealt with – and this is house #5 for us over the years! Thank you, Basement Authority. Highly recommend.

Laura Chutny

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Fixed patio grade and sealed cracks in patio. The crew did a great job, thank you Q, Jag, Jon. They were polite, kindly explained what they did. Vince was great to work with too, he came out to give me a quote. Work was done on schedule, on day promised. Thank you.

Wynne Shapka

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Q, Jon and Rachel did an amazing job today, they raised our sidewalk that was sunken in the ground and now it looks so good! Good job team!

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