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Concrete Lifting

You don’t have to just deal with cracking, sinking, or crumbling concrete around your home. Learn how quick and easy polyurethane foam injections can be & schedule a free concrete inspection today! 

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Are uneven or cracked concrete slabs causing problems in your home’s patio, driveway, or sidewalk? Damaged concrete can ruin the appearance of your beautiful Midwestern home, and traditional solutions like mud jacking or complete replacement can be costly and time-consuming. But there’s a better option: PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting from Foundation Recovery Systems.


Causes of Concrete Damage

Here's why your concrete slab is cracked, sunken, and uneven:

As a homeowner, you should be concerned about the concrete slabs on your street. During colder months, street slabs contract, and when warm weather returns, they expand. However, debris-filled joints can cause “street creep,” which exerts pressure on your home and can cause foundation and concrete issues. But cracked and sunken concrete can be lifted and leveled with the right technology and know-how.

Moisture is concrete’s enemy. It seeps into pores, expands during freeze-thaw cycles, and weakens concrete. This results in pitted, flaky slabs. Untreated concrete is also susceptible to staining due to its porous nature.

Compacted soil around building sites can be unstable, resulting in voids forming and concrete slabs settling over time.

Drought and dry conditions can exacerbate this issue, causing the soil to shrink and create even larger voids. When the rains return, water can seep into these spaces and further weaken the soil, leading to significant settling and potentially dangerous structural issues.

Soil washout can weaken and wash away soil, leading to cracking and sinking slabs that affect your home’s stability. It also deteriorates soil quality, causing erosion to worsen exponentially over time and impacting your yard and property.

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Nick Mata came out today to complete an inspection for us and was very thorough. He listened to our concerns, took multiple measurements and photos and crawled under our house to determine what we needed to have done to our crawl space. He walked me through the existing issues and made sure I understood everything he was showing me. He then went over costs and what all was included in the price. He went over financing options and gave us all the options. He did a great job and was very professional.

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Alonso was our Service Technician for our first round of maintenance and I could not give him higher praise. He was so professional yet personable. We will definitely be requesting him for our next round.

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Thank you to the great team at Foundation Recovery Systems. Our front stairs were pulling away from the house due to a sinking sidewalk and we were finding cracks in our driveway from voids under the surface. Todd came out and walked us through the quote, answered all of our questions. Today we had a great experience with our installers Bryce and Brandon. They were very thorough in walking through the work process and the finished process looks great. The plugs where the poly were inserted look seamless, everything looks great. Polite, punctual, professional, excellent work!

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Paul Winder figured out that our situation doesn’t make sense for their services, and he helped us understand the next steps we need to take to protect our home. Thanks Paul! If we ever need something big done, we know who to call!

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Emerson Hagedon was an absolute delight to work with; friendly, professional, prompt, understanding, and helpful (just to name a few qualities!) I look forward to working with Foundation Recovery Systems again soon!

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James(Jay) was polite, knowledgeable and overall great to work with. He addressed the issues I have with my steps and provided a solution without being pushy. He looks out for his customers best interest. I highly recommend him!

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I have been so pleased with Foundation Recovery Systems as a whole. Making an appointment was easy and they werent booked too far out, which was really nice. The inspector arrived on time and was very professional and friendly right from the beginning. Tyler Potter, our inspector, was seriously top notch. Very thorough and knowledgeable. He took the time to listen to our concerns and then performed a very thorough inspection to give us a complete picture as to what we were looking at and how it might be addressed. Unfortunately, we will have to address other concerns before we can move forward on fixing our foundation but I would have no hesitation to give Tyler a call back when the time comes and I know it will be handled correctly and professionally.

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We’ve used foundation repair system with repairs on 3/4 of our foundation walls.Just had Dalton Campbell out to inspect the system. and we’ll be hiring them to repair the 4th.Every time we’ve used them they have been professional and completed high quality work. The walls they have repaired are stabilized and have remained stabilized.

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Everything went great.Mike and Brandon did a wonderful job!

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Why Concrete Lifting Is the Right Solution for Uneven Concrete

At Foundation Recovery Systems, we provide quick and effective concrete lifting solutions to restore your home’s paths and entryways. Our financing plans make our services easily affordable to fit your budget. Our proven track record of customer satisfaction in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, and Illinois demonstrates our commitment to fixing damaged concrete correctly the first time.

We understand the inconvenience and concern when confronted with tripping hazards and unsightly cracks. Our certified experts in concrete lifting will meticulously examine your property to identify the root of your concerns. 

We pride ourselves on offering a complimentary, no-obligation quote outlining our suggested solutions. Begin the concrete lifting restoration process today.

FAQs

If you find yourself concerned about the cost of pool deck repair, you may be tempted to try and take on repairs on your own. After all, there are plenty of other DIY solutions you can do around your home, so why not this one? DIY pool deck repair solutions, unfortunately, rarely work out in a homeowner’s favor. Instead, these endeavors can become costly and riddled with errors, meaning that you’re actually going to end up paying more if you try to DIY the fix. 

Concerns About Costs  

Most of the time, homeowners who try to lift their concrete on their own are concerned about the cost of professional repairs. If you’re already someone who enjoys DIY, you might know that certain DIY projects can save you lots of money — after all, making food at home is cheaper than eating out, so why wouldn’t concrete lifting follow the same idea? The problem is that concrete lifting isn’t at all like making food, and DIY work can actually cost a homeowner far more than professional help.  

For starters, you’ll need to find the materials and tools you need to bring your concrete back up to its original height. If you don’t have any similar projects planned for the future, many of these tools may be of one-time use. Professionals already have many of the tools they need on hand to restore your pool deck. That means they can afford the hundreds of dollars in tools they need for pool deck lifting, whereas you probably can’t. Similarly, experts can reach out to industry peers for materials they might need, garnering industry discounts you wouldn’t be able to take advantage of.  

The Dangers of Errors  

Most of the time, DIY mistakes aren’t that big of a deal. If you mess up a recipe, even to the point of complete disaster, you’ll just mess up a couple dollars’ worth of food and have to get takeout. Making a mistake while trying to lift your pool deck, however, can make the structure effectively unusable. For starters, you may end up leaving your pool deck more uneven than you found it, putting you and your family at risk of injuries. You may also put the other nearby concrete structures you have in place at structural risk.  

Then there’s the question of your property’s value. If you fail to appropriately fix your pool deck, or if you make a mistake while trying to repair it, you can put your home’s market value at risk. You risk losing up to 30 percent of your home’s market value if you try to list it with a damaged pool deck or any other type of concrete failure on the property. That might not be a big problem now, but if you’re ever going to sell your home, you could end up taking a big hit on it. If you work with professionals, you’ll be far less likely to eventually sell a home that’s lost some of its value due to damaged concrete. 

Yes. PolyRenewal™ is made from an environmentally friendly material that is waterproof and won’t degrade over time. This means it won’t leach harmful chemicals into the surrounding soil.

PolyRenewal™  cures very quickly. In fact, you can drive your car over a driveway slab just 15 minutes after it’s been lifted with PolyRenewal™ .

PolyRenewal™ is cost-effective because it offers a long-lasting solution that less expensive in the long run when compared to mudjacking and slab replacement.

Why You Need Concrete Lifting

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Improves Accessibility

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports over 2 million annual fall injuries due to flooring. Lifting concrete eliminates tripping hazards and makes homes safer for visitors.

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Prevents Pooling Water

Concrete lifting means no more puddles around your home. Uneven or cracked concrete is caused by soil that expands and contracts due to rainwater or snowmelt absorption. The soil fluctuation exerts pressure on the concrete and creates voids beneath it, making it sink or crack. These newly created voids lead to water pooling and soil movement below the concrete.

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Improves Curb Appeal

Concrete lifting can do wonders for your home’s appearance and put your mind at ease about cracks and puddles. And when it comes to selling your home, it’s a definite plus since potential buyers won’t have to worry about future repairs. At Foundation Recovery Systems, our transferable warranties ensure that the guarantee extends to buyers when you sell your home.

Common Concrete Lifting Dos & Don’ts

Do:

PolyRenewal™ injections are a modern, non-invasive solution to concrete cracks and unevenness. Completed in an afternoon, installers drill penny-sized holes and inject polyurethane foam to lift and level your driveway or sidewalk, making it safer for your family.

Concrete cracks can signal other issues like foundation cracks, basement leaks, and crawl space problems caused by soil issues. Our certified field inspectors inspect your entire home to locate the root cause of the problem and provide a comprehensive fix to prevent further structural issues.

Yard grading is crucial for maintaining the health of your foundation and concrete. A negative yard grade, where rainwater drains towards your home, can cause pooling, soil expansion, and concrete and foundation issues. A positive grade, where water drains away from your home, can prevent these problems and preserve the health of your home.

Don’t:

Slab replacement is a bandage solution that fails to address the root cause of the problem: lack of soil support. Without fixing soil voids, cracks will reappear in your driveway, sidewalk, or patio.

Gutters play a vital role in protecting the health and functionality of your home. Allowing water to pool around your foundation and concrete accelerates soil expansion, leading to cracks and flooding. Regular gutter cleaning ensures proper water drainage and prevents these issues.

Mudjacking is an outdated and invasive concrete leveling method that is invasive and adds weight to your concrete. Polyurethane injections are a better option, as they won’t require repeated procedures or add weight.

Find your service area

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Kansas City, MO

Kansas City has clay-like, expansive soils with a climate that experiences heavy rainfall that leads to flooding in the spring that can damage your home’s foundation, basement, concrete, and crawl space.

Moberly

Moberly, MO

If you live in Moberly, where it rains a lot and the soil is fertile clay, you can expect water damage to your foundation, basement, concrete, and crawl space.

Springfield

Springfield, MO

Gravelly soil in Springfield is prone to erosion and creates an unstable base for your foundation. Give your home the extra support it needs to stand strong.

St. Louis Arch

St. Louis, MO

Clay-like soils and a wet climate in St. Louis can cause flooding, resulting in structural damage to your home's foundation as well as the basement, concrete, and crawl space.

Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

Water damage can harm your home's foundation, basement, concrete, and crawl space if you live in Des Moines, Iowa, because of the city's silty-clay loam and humid climate.

Springfield IL

Springfield, IL

Don’t let rain and snow cause problems for your foundation in Springfield. Too much of either can cause the soil in your yard to become weak and unstable. Foundation Recovery Systems has tools designed to combat the effects of soil damage on your home.  

FRS - Peoria

Peoria, IL

On average, Peoria receives a high amount of rain and snow every year. Unfortunately, precipitation puts your foundation at risk as it breaks down soil and building materials over time. Don’t worry, FRS has various solutions to this problem.

FRS - Rockford

Rockford, IL

Without proper safeguarding, your foundation can be damaged by Rockford’s above-average snow and rain. With solutions from Foundation Recovery Systems, you can stop foundation damage in its tracks and keep your home protected year-round.

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    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 220-5034

    Central Illinois Location

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    Decatur, IL 62526

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    2401 SE Creekview Dr.
    Ankeny, IA 50021
    (515) 373-8491

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    7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite C-210
    Kansas City, MO 64153
    (816) 774-1539

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    211 SE State Route 150
    Lee's Summit, MO 64082
    (816) 774-1539

    Moberly Location

    1401 US-24
    Moberly, MO 65270
    (660) 202-8662

    Springfield Location
    3020 N. Martin Ave.
    Springfield, MO 65803
    (417) 612-8286
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    1625 Larkin Williams rd.
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (314) 207-9995