Micro-Stitching, How To Permanently Repair Concrete

Most methods for repairing concrete are not a permanent solution. The first step in making a permanent concrete repair is to ask: "why is my concrete failing?"

Why Does Concrete Crack or Fail?

There are many reasons why concrete can crack or fail to maintain its structural integrity. Here are a few examples:

  1. Water undermining or eroding the soil or substrata under the concrete slab.

  2. Settling of a slab can happen overtime and result in sunken or broken concrete.

  3. The concrete was not engineered to handle the loads.

  4. Poor concrete chemistry. Surprisingly not all concrete it created equal.

  5. Hydrostatic Pressure. Water from unknown or known sources and build up underneath the slab creating pressure and causing the slab to crack.

These are just a few of the reasons why concrete may fail. If you can identify the cause, then you can prevent more failures in the future.


Choosing The Right Repair Method

99% of all concrete repairs will fail again. Even if you have found the source of the problem, and fixed it, repair options like epoxies, concrete mixes, and fillers just won't survive the test of time.


Micro-Stitching

Flash Floor's viscosity is intentionally very low. This allows for deep penetration and filling micro-fractures within the repair area. This process is much different than other repair alternatives that just fill in the void. In essence, Flash Floor's deep microscopic penetration doesn't just fill, it stiches and restores the slab back to a solid monolithic state.

The photo below is a concrete repair where Flash Floor was used. The repair has been bisected, magnified, and put under UV light to reveal the deep micro-penetration of Flash Floor.

Learn more about Flash Floor and all the advantages it offers here.