Foundational concrete issues like shifting, heaving, and cracking are no joke. Dismissed by many and discussed by few, these concrete red flags possess the power to make or break the future health of a structure. This unfortunate retail store in Kinmount, Ontario, was dancing on a fine line. Not only was the exterior building showing signs of concrete heaving, but the interior was in an even potentially worse situation. Large cracks had begun to form due to large portions of the concrete floor beginning to lift.
This part of Ontario gets cold in the winter, really cold. And two things that don't play very well together are older buildings and extreme weather. Frost heave is a common menace to all types of concrete. This issue arises when pockets of moisture underneath the ground freeze and move, forcing anything in its path to follow suit. Earth and concrete are no match for the power of water, as it follows the path of least resistance, pushing and squeezing its way to its destination with no intention of stopping. We designed and engineered our PolyLevel® technology to bring concrete back to level in an incredible way and fill in any voids underneath the concrete, which prevents any future water from accumulating. Protect your assets, protect yourself, call Canadian Concrete Leveling for a free quote today.
Large Crack in Trent Lakes, Ontario
Significant cracks in the concrete floor could indicate a bigger issue with the entire foundation
Exposed Concrete in Trent Lakes, Ontario
The extent of the foundational damage is much more evident after exposing the concrete floor.
Uneven Dip in Trent Lakes, Ontario
This portion of the floor can be seen visibly sinking
Injection of our PolyLevel® technology in Trent Lakes, Ontario
Proprietary polyurethane material is used to bring the concrete safely and securely back to level and fill in any gaps around it
Quaint Country Store in Trent Lakes, Ontario
This cute, little cottage store is a staple in this small community and it is, unfortunately, being plagued by frost heave