Posted Feb 11th 2019
No matter where you live, the concrete on your property can become damaged with years of wear and tear. Homeowners with cracked, uneven, or sinking concrete can either have the concrete removed and replaced, or they can repair through concrete lifting. If you don't have any experience with concrete repair, you may be confused at how to decide which method is best for your situation. But the answer is actually quite simple: lifting is almost always the better choice. Here are a few comparisons between concrete lifting and concrete repair, brought to you by our concrete restoration experts.
Posted Jan 21st 2019
For homeowners, winter brings a frustrating task: removing snow from your driveway or sidewalk. Leaving snowfall to become an icy, slick surface on the concrete outside your home is a recipe for accidents, which means effective snow removal is a top priority. A common method you might have used before is a salt application to melt the snow and ice away. But the use of salt over time will cause major damage to your concrete, creating cracks, pits, and potholes in the surface. If you're looking for some alternatives to save your driveway some wear and tear, here are some tips on snow removal for concrete, brought to you by our concrete repair experts.
Posted Nov 21st 2018
It's no secret that concrete can take some major damage throughout the years. Crackling, sinking, and crumbling concrete is a commonplace eyesore surrounding many homes and businesses. Often the damage is manageable enough that we here at Interwest are able to do concrete repair. But there are cases where, unfortunately, the concrete is simply too damaged to be repaired.
Posted Oct 19th 2018
Concrete may be an excellent, sturdy building material, but it's still susceptible to the environment around it. Even if it was mixed, poured, and cured properly, excessive moisture can still create some big problems for it. With the weather turning damp and cold it's good to know what you need to watch out for. Here are some of the ways moisture can affect concrete, brought to you by our concrete repair experts.
Posted Sep 21st 2018
Mudjacking, a process that fills gaps underneath concrete with a cement slurry to raise sunken slabs, is a popular new method of concrete repair. But why should you choose it over other solutions? Here are some of the best benefits of mudjacking, brought to you by our concrete repair experts.
Posted Jul 20th 2018
Cracks in the walls happen to every home eventually, and can sometimes even be fixed, but they're often an indicator of a serious structural problem. There are many possible causes of wall cracks; here are just a few, brought to you by our foundation specialists.
Posted May 30th 2018
Concrete repair can be a tricky problem to resolve, especially since it must be done outside where it is susceptible to elements we can't control. Different types of weather can have major effects on concrete that can make or break the repair. Here are some of the weather conditions that can have the most impact on concrete repair.
Posted Jan 19th 2018
Sinking concrete is, unfortunately, a relatively common problem homeowners will face. It's an incredibly frustrating and hindering setback that requires concrete repair, and it doesn't happen without explanation. Here are some of the top reasons why concrete sinks.
Posted Nov 9th 2017
Polyurethane foam is a state if the art concrete lifting option that allows for more accuracy and efficiency than any previous method. Interwest is excited to offer this cost effective, permanent solution to their concrete lifting product line. Concrete lifting can potentially be as little as 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of concrete removal and replacement and creates lasting results that improve the value of homes and businesses.
Posted Oct 26th 2017
The foundation is the most essential part of your home. If it is set inadequately, defects will only get worse as time goes on. One of the most serious consequences of a house settling is a sinking foundation. This is a complication that needs to be examined as soon as possible to prevent further damage and save on future foundation repair costs. Here are some some signs to look for if you suspect you have a sinking foundation.
Posted Jan 17th 2017
Concrete is durable yet porous and highly susceptible to damage caused by Utah’s winter weather conditions. Temperatures fluctuate above and below the freezing point frequently during the winter months, this freeze/thaw cycle has the most impact on concrete.