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Cracked Concrete Patio

A serene patio is every homeowner’s outdoor sanctuary. However, when cracks begin to surface, they pose more than just aesthetic concerns—they could be early warning signs of deeper foundation issues. Foundation Recovery Systems offers tailored solutions to keep your patio safe and charming throughout the seasons. 

This page offers a guide on understanding why concrete patios crack, the potential risks, and how professional care can bring about a refreshing transformation.

What Is a Cracked Concrete Patio? 

A cracked concrete patio refers to a backyard surface that, over time, has shown signs of wear such as cracks, lines, or breaks. 

But these aren’t just cosmetic concerns. They suggest that the patio’s structural integrity might be at risk. From tiny hairline cracks to more pronounced ones, untreated issues can lead to water accumulation, pest intrusion, and more. 

If these symptoms sound familiar, it’s time to seek expert insight. Foundation Recovery Systems doesn’t just patch up the visible cracks; we dig deeper, addressing the root causes with an emphasis on long-term solutions. Our system not only lifts sunken concrete but stabilizes the soil beneath it for lasting results. 

What Causes a Cracked Concrete Patio? 

There are several common causes for a cracked concrete patio, here are just a few: 

  • Soil Movement & Erosion: If the soil beneath shifts, the concrete on top can sink and crack. 
  • Environmental Factors: Things like heavy rain or freeze-thaw cycles can be harmful to concrete. 
  • Tree Root Growth: As tree roots grow, they can push upward against the concrete, causing cracks. 
  • Installation Hiccups: Sometimes, issues during the patio’s initial setup phase can lead to problems down the line. 

Timely identification and repair will not only beautify your patio but also safeguard your home’s overall foundation

Can You Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio? 

Absolutely! Quick DIY patches might seem like a solution, but they often just camouflage the real issue. 

Instead of messy, old-school methods like mudjacking and replacement, Foundation Recovery Systems opts for a comprehensive approach. We get to the heart of the problem, providing sustainable repairs that stand the test of time. Our innovative SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system will rectify the visible damages and address the contributing factors to prevent recurrence.  

How to Fix a Cracked Concrete Patio 

For homeowners keen on a step-by-step breakdown, here’s our approach: 

  • Damage assessment with a free and thorough inspection 
  • Drilling small holes into affected patio sections 
  • Placing injection ports in the holes 
  • Mixing a two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam 
  • Injecting the foam underneath the patio 
  • Foam expansion to lift the concrete 
  • Foam curing within 15 minutes 
  • Filling and smoothing the drilled holes 
  • Sealing cracks to prevent further damage 
  • Monitoring and maintaining the concrete patio for ongoing protection 

Our PolyRenewal™ technique is customized to each home’s unique needs, ensuring long-lasting and top-notch results. Our solution outperforms the conventional methods and products. Let us show you the difference. 

Why Address a Cracked Concrete Patio Now 

Delay might seem harmless, but it’s important to repair a cracked, sunken concrete patio sooner rather than later because:  

  • Growing safety hazards from widening cracks 
  • Rapid deterioration of the concrete 
  • Water infiltration worsening the foundation’s state 
  • Pest invasion through cracks 
  • Reduced property value due to visible wear 

Protect your home’s appeal and safety. Choosing Foundation Recovery Systems means you’re not just opting for a repair, but for lasting peace of mind. 

Choose Foundation Recovery Systems for Reliable Concrete Lifting Solutions  

Your home is where countless memories come to life. Ensure that a cracked patio doesn’t dim its shine. 

With Foundation Recovery Systems, you’re choosing expertise, dedication, and more than 30 years of trusted service.  

We offer a guarantee of quality and reliability based on our history of success. Our experience ensures the job is done right the first time, preventing potential future damage or costly corrections.  

Let’s work together to make your patio ready for many more moments of joy. Contact us for a free, no-obligation inspection.


Indeed. Even slight cracks can grow, impacting your patio’s longevity. Act early for the best results. Contact Foundation Recovery Systems for a free inspection. 

Our efficient foam injection typically concludes in just a few hours, with the patio often ready in about 15 minutes post-repair. Specific durations might vary depending on the damage. 

Yes. Our cutting-edge SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ approach ensures a crack-free, safe patio for years to come. Schedule a free inspection and discover the full spectrum of our concrete lifting expertise. 

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

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Our Locations

Cedar Rapids Location

3349 Southgate Ct SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 220-5034

Central Illinois Location

2064 N Woodford St.
Decatur, IL 62526

Des Moines Location

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

Kansas City Location

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

Lee's Summit Location

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

Moberly Location

1872 State Hwy M Moberly
MO 65270
(660) 202-8662

Springfield Location
3020 N. Martin Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 612-8286
St. Louis Location

1625 Larkin Williams rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
(314) 207-9995