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Concrete Repair With Foam Injections

Concrete is among the widely used flooring substances worldwide. Some of the reasons it is so popular are its versatility and strength. However, regardless of its strength, concrete is prone to shifting and cracking especially when there is a movement underground, or when exposed to immense pressure. If this happens, you should not worry because we can repair it for you using form injection, which is the most recommended method for concrete repair.


How is Foam Injection Used to Repair Concrete Floors?

Professional technicians pump foam underneath concrete using small, penny-sized holes. The foam takes as little as fifteen minutes to expand and solidify, lifting back the concrete to its original height. The foam also provides a more solid base, especially if the soil underneath the concrete is eroded.


Benefits of Using Foam Injections 

Foam injections are not messy- As aforementioned, foam is injected underneath after drilling penny-sized holes in the area that requires leveling. Unlike other repair methods, the spots become less obvious after the repairs are done. The old concrete will also not be broken apart, therefore, no mess will be caused.

Foam injection is not time-consuming- unlike other types of concrete repair methods, the foam injection method will only take a few hours to complete. The areas that have been repaired will also be ready to use almost immediately after the repair. This method can be cheap, especially if the professionals are charging per hour.

Foam injections are eco-friendly- With foam injections, you don’t have to worry about the environment because the injections are made of recycled materials and do not release dangerous chemicals into the soil.

When it comes to foam injections for concrete repair, working with professional technicians like FoamWorks is advisable. Our team of professionals is highly trained and experienced, meaning that you will get high-quality services the first time. We also respond to your call fast and work according to your schedule. We also charge reasonable fees without compromising on the quality of the services. Contact us today, and we shall restore your concrete to its original state or even leave it better.

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How Does Concrete Repair Work?

Concrete repair is a process that can be used to fix cracks, chips, and other damage to concrete surfaces. In most cases, the damaged surface is cleaned and then a special epoxy is applied to the area. This epoxy will fill in the cracks or chips and will then harden, restoring the surface of the concrete. 


In some cases, however, it may be necessary to use a foam repair system. Foam repair systems work by filling in the damaged area with a foam-like substance. This substance will then harden and will restore the surface of the concrete.


There are a few things that you should keep in mind when using a foam repair system:

1) Make sure that you read and follow the instructions on the container. Each foam repair system is slightly different and you need to make sure that you take the proper precautions when applying it.


2) Make sure that the area is completely dry before using a foam repair system. The surface should be free of any moisture, grease, or oil. If there is water in the cracks, then the repaired area may break or chip easily. This can be a problem if there are lots of cracks going through the concrete as there may be moisture seeping from several places at once.


3) Follow all safety precautions listed on your repair kit’s instruction manual. When working with chemicals, it is always a good idea to follow all safety instructions carefully to prevent injury or illness during the application or after your project is completed.


If you are unsure about how to use a repair foam system, or if you have any other questions about concrete repair, please feel free to contact our experts. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and can help you choose the right repair system for your needs. We also offer a wide range of services, so we can handle all of your concrete repair needs. Contact us today to learn more.


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Concrete Foam Repair Aftercare

Concrete foam repair is not a simple job both industrial and private construction. However, many inexperienced workers who specialize in the repair or construction of buildings neglect the maintenance of the concrete surface, believing that pouring is the final stage. Meanwhile, the provision of conditions for the correct hardening of the solution allows you to guarantee the maximum strength and durability of the structure being erected.


Basic Rules After Concrete Foam Repair 

It is believed that concrete acquires the required strength precisely at the stage of hardening (maturation). For this reason, you should treat the surface with the utmost scrupulousness, ensuring:

  •   the minimum shrinkage rate of the solution poured into the formwork;
  •   protection of the structure from temperature drops;
  •   sufficient moistening of the surface before hardening to avoid cracking;
  •   protection against exposure to chemicals or mechanical stress.


Foam Repair – Formwork

It is categorically not recommended to dismantle the formwork structure until the structure has gained 70% of its strength. In order for the process to proceed at the proper level, immediately after pouring, it is necessary to inspect the formwork for leaks or geometry violations. It is possible to eliminate the shortcomings in the first two hours after laying the 

mortar: the mixture should not give in to shaking at the time of setting.



Another important aspect is the creation of optimal microclimatic conditions. After pouring the solution into the formwork, the surface should be covered with a film, preventing it from drying out in hot weather and freezing in winter. Recommended humidity for solidification is 90%. Providing such indicators guarantees that the concrete has the required strength and stability indicators.



In no case should you speed up the concrete hardening process using a hairdryer or similar equipment. Such a solution will only harm the structure, because, without gaining the required strength, the solution can exfoliate or crumble. Among other things, the resistance of the structure to chemical, atmospheric, mechanical influences decreases, and the risk of shrinkage cracks formation increases.

To avoid such consequences, it is necessary to cover the surface with a film for at least 8 hours. After removing the polyethylene, the screed must be moistened by spraying with water. Such measures must be taken if the air temperature is above +5 degrees.

If the ambient temperature is below +5 degrees, it is not required to take measures to moisturize the structure. On the contrary, the surface must be additionally insulated by covering it with rags, sawdust, etc.