The greatest challenge to working with concrete is that the ground underneath is constantly moving, settles and can easily create voids that, if not filled and repaired can lead to costly tear-out and replacement. In the Utah climate the ground shifts as it freezes and thaws, water can easily erode away soil and ground that wasn't properly compacted can settle over time. No matter the cause, voids generally lead to the most costly types of repairs if not immediately fixed.
When should gaps and voids be filled?
Immediately! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Void filling and repair work costs a small fraction of what it would cost to repair concrete that has been ruined beyond repair. If you wait to have a void filled it may end up costing you several thousand dollars. If you notice concrete that is shifting, has a hollow sound or is showing signs of a cracking, call us so we can save you money.
Concrete Void Filling
Void filling is an easy and non-intrusive process that involves drilling a few holes in the area where the void exists and injecting a special concrete mixture to fill the gap and provide sufficient support for the concrete slab floating above the void. The holes are then filled with cement grout and your problems will be solved for a fraction of the cost of replacement. After we are done we'll help you identify the cause of the settling and offer assistance and suggestions to avoid the problem in the future.