Soil issues and instability beneath one of the Home Depot stores, store no. 349, in Kenner, Louisiana had started to cause several issues in the concrete flooring. This Home Depot store had developed several voids under the concrete slab floor as well as cracks in the floors. This particular store was is rated at 4.7 out of 5 stars, and is an important resource for the people of Kenner, LA, as the store offers home services, a garden center, tool and truck rental, and workshops.
A contractor at this Home Depot store contacted our office about voids beneath the existing concrete floor slabs and the number of cracks along the front exterior edge of the store. Supplied drawings indicated the voids ranged from 3 to 5 inches beneath the existing slabs. These voids led to instability in the soil that could eventually have caused the concrete to settle or shift dramatically, resulting in further structural damage. Areas affected ranged from 3 to 4 feet in width and needed additional support for the existing concrete slab sections.
For Home Depot, we derived a cost effective solution to stabilize the slab sections without compromising other areas of the store’s floor and we caused little disturbance to the store’s daily customer activity. The solution that we utilized for this repair was polyurethane grout injection. This solution involves injecting a polyurethane grout under the concrete. The grout fills voids and expands to completely stabilize the soil and provide lift where settlement may have occurred. Polyurethane grout is a versatile material that allows us to ensure concrete slabs are properly lifted and cracks are sealed in cases like this Home Depot floor repair.
If you have a concrete floor that has developed cracks or has started to settle in your Louisiana building, contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida right away.