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Driveway Repair

If your driveway is showing cracks, unevenness, or just a generally tired look, you’re not alone.  

At Foundation Recovery Systems, we have a game-changing solution with our SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting technology. It’s fast, efficient, and brings your driveway back to its former glory—all while ensuring it’s safe and looking great.  

We use a polyurethane foam injection process to lift and stabilize your driveway, providing a solution that stands the test of time. 

FRS has been the go-to company for homeowners across our region for more than three decades, helping to lift and secure concrete, and earning trust through our personalized service and durable repairs.  

Read on to find out why our driveway lifting and restoration service is just what your home needs.  

What is Concrete Driveway Repair? 

Concrete driveway repair is all about fixing the cracks, the dips, and the uneven parts that are an eyesore and a potential trip hazard.  

Old-school methods like mudjacking or ripping out the concrete and starting over are a thing of the past. They’re expensive, don’t last, and don’t get to the root of the problem. 

Our concrete lifting method at Foundation Recovery Systems uses polyurethane injections. This is part of our whole-house approach to making your home not just safer, but also more attractive. Our exclusive PolyRenewal™ system tackles problems caused by unstable soil and excess water, providing a fix that not only makes your driveway look new but enhances your whole property.  

Signs Your Concrete Driveway Needs Repair 

Spotting the signs early can save you a lot of trouble (and money) down the line. Here’s what to look out for:  

  • Visible Cracks: Noticeable cracks or significant fissures exceeding ¼ inch in width. 
  • Unevenness: Drooping or sinking sections of the driveway. 
  • Pooling Water: Water gathering in specific areas on or adjacent to the driveway. 
  • Crumbling Edges: Wearing away of the driveway’s sides and edges. 
  • Related Damage: Surface damage such as pitting, flaking, or discoloration of the concrete. 

Catching these issues early stops them in their tracks, preventing bigger problems, safety hazards, and more expensive fixes later on. And when it comes to finding a solution, you can count on us at Foundation Recovery Systems.  

Is Concrete Driveway Repair Necessary? 

Yes, it’s crucial. Most concrete driveways start to show their age over time, thanks to shifting soil and those freeze-thaw cycles we know all too well in Michigan. 

Putting off the necessary fixes means moisture can get underneath the driveway, speeding up erosion and leading to even more settling. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem gets, and your options for fixing it start to dwindle. 

Repairing early with concrete lifting means we can fix your driveway before it gets any worse, saving you the hassle and expense of having to replace the whole thing down the line. It’s a smart move, and it’s cost-effective. 

We’ll also check if your foundation is playing a part in your driveway problem, offering you a full-circle solution.  

What Are the Benefits of Concrete Driveway Repair? 

Choosing concrete lifting for your driveway has several benefits: 

  • Stopping Damage in its Tracks: Fixing cracks and lifting sunken areas stops more damage from happening, keeps water from getting in, and prevents further soil erosion. It’s a way to protect your investment and avoid bigger, more expensive repairs in the future. 
  • Making Things Safer: A level driveway means no tripping hazards and no standing water, so it’s safe for everyone. 
  • Boosting Curb Appeal: A driveway that’s in good shape makes your whole house look better, and it could even add to your property’s value. 
  • Repairs That Last: Our team gives you repairs that last, dealing with both the stuff you can see and the stuff you can’t, for a thorough fix. 

Choosing Foundation Recovery Systems means choosing top-notch products and know-how. Our PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system is designed to last, to work brilliantly, and to have as little impact on the environment as possible.  

How We Install Concrete Driveway Repair 

Here’s a look at how we do things with the PolyRenewal™ system at Foundation Recovery Systems: 

  • Inspect the driveway to determine the damage, cause, and appropriate repair.  
  • Drill penny-sized holes into the affected areas.  
  • Insert injection ports into the holes.  
  • Mix a closed-cell polymer foam.  
  • Inject the foam underneath driveway slabs.  
  • Allow the foam to expand and cure within 15 minutes.  
  • Lift the slab and stabilize the soil underneath.  
  • Remove the ports and smooth the drilled holes.  
  • Apply sealant to cracks and joints to prevent future damage.  
  • Implement a maintenance and monitoring plan. 

Choosing Foundation Recovery Systems guarantees that these steps are executed meticulously, resulting in a robust, efficient repair. 

Why Our Driveway Repair is the Best Choice for Your Home 

Our PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting system stands out due to its unique features and benefits: 

  • Precision: We get things right, lifting and stabilizing with pinpoint accuracy. 
  • Minimal Fuss: Our method is quick and tidy, no need for big machines or tearing up your yard. 
  • Light: The foam we use is lighter than the slurry used in older methods. 
  • Speedy: You’re back on your driveway in 15 minutes 
  • Built to Last: Resilient to environmental stressors. 
  • Versatile: We can fix all kinds of concrete surfaces around your home, not just driveways. 
  • Green: We care about the planet, so our materials are environmentally friendly. 
  • Seamless Repairs: Once we’re done, you’ll hardly notice where the repairs were. 
  • Ongoing Support: We offer a yearly check-in to keep things in good shape. 

Contact Foundation Recovery Systems for Concrete Driveway Repair Today! 

Don’t allow a damaged driveway to diminish your home’s allure. Choose Foundation Recovery Systems for expert concrete lifting. We’ve got the tools, tech, and the know-how to give you repairs that last for years to come with PolyRenewal™.  

Schedule a free inspection and estimate. With more than 30 years of experience, thousands of satisfied clients, and a commitment to exceptional customer service, we’re eager and ready to assist you. 

FAQs

Yes, one of the notable benefits of PolyRenewal™ is its quick curing time. You can use your driveway within 15 minutes of the foam application, reducing downtime and inconvenience. 

The durability of PolyRenewal™ is one of its significant advantages. Once cured, the material is permanent and does not deteriorate over time, ensuring your driveway stays level and stable for the long term. 

The holes required for concrete lifting are small, about the size of a penny, and are filled in afterward. The small holes blend in over time.  

Numerous factors can result in driveway issues, such as soil erosion beneath the slabs, expansive soil, water infiltrations, and inadequate initial installation. These factors can cause the soil to move or settle unevenly, leading to sinking and cracking.

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.

FRS service area

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