Saber Foundation Repair Q&A

Can concrete cracks be fixed?

Yes, by using the right products and working with a knowledgeable contractor, cracks in concrete slabs can be permanently repaired.


The first step is to diagnose why the concrete is cracking in the first place. Typically, concrete slabs are impacted the most by the conditions of the soil under the slab.

  • Water can soften the soil, causing part of the concrete slab to sink. The uneven weight of the slab then causes it to crack.
  • Water can also wash away some of the soil under the slab. This causes a void under the slab and the lack of support can cause part of the concrete slab to drop, cracking along the way.
  • Dry conditions can also cause concrete slabs to crack. As water evaporates from the soil, the soil shrinks and can also leave voids under the slab.

The next step to fixing concrete cracks is to identify what products are going to address the issues causing the cracking in the first place.


PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam, can be injected under concrete slabs. As the foam expands, it fills any voids in the soil. It quickly cures, or hardens, making it an effective solution to level and support the slab. This prevents any cracks from happening in the future.


Current cracks, along with joints - planned cuts in the concrete - can be sealed off to prevent water from seeping through. Using a caulking solution like NexusPro, the look of the cracks can also be minimized.

Can a cracked floor slab that is uneven and goes down to the soil be fixed?

Yes. PolyLevel would fill all Voids, and raise uneven slab.

Can a driveway with deep cracks be repaired?

Yes. We can add Epoxy For integral strength, or seal it with Nexus Pro.

Can a house collapse because of foundation problems?

Yes, a house can collapse because of foundation problems. The foundation of a house is what supports the entire structure, and if there are issues with the foundation, it can lead to serious structural problems that can ultimately cause the house to collapse.

Foundation problems can occur due to a variety of factors, including soil movement, poorly compacted fill soil, and natural disasters such as earthquakes. If the foundation of a house is damaged, it can lead to issues such as cracks in the walls and floors, doors and windows that don't open or close properly, and uneven floors.

Over time, these issues can become more severe and can compromise the integrity of the entire structure. In extreme cases, a house with foundation problems can collapse entirely, causing significant damage to the property and posing a serious risk to the safety of anyone inside or nearby.

It's important to address any foundation problems as soon as possible to prevent them from getting worse and potentially causing catastrophic damage. If you suspect that your house has foundation issues, it's recommended that you consult with a professional foundation repair specialist to assess the situation and determine the best course of action.

What does retrofitting do to your house?

Retrofitting a house typically refers to making modifications or upgrades to an existing building to improve its energy efficiency, safety, or functionality.


The specific changes made during a retrofit will depend on the goals of the project and the condition of the building, but some common examples of retrofitting include:

  • Insulating walls, floors, and ceilings to reduce energy consumption and lower heating and cooling costs. Upgrading windows and doors to improve insulation and reduce drafts.
  • Installing energy-efficient lighting, appliances, and HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption.
  • Adding earthquake-resistant features to improve the structural stability of the building.
  • Installing safety measures such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire sprinkler systems.

Overall, retrofitting can improve the comfort, safety, and sustainability of a house while also reducing energy costs and environmental impact.

Will seismic retrofitting hurt the sale of my home?

Seismic retrofitting can have different effects on the sale of a home depending on various factors such as location, market conditions, and the extent of the retrofitting. In general, seismic retrofitting is seen as a positive feature that can increase the value of a home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

In areas that are prone to earthquakes, seismic retrofitting can be seen as a necessary safety feature, which can actually make the home more appealing to buyers. It can also help to mitigate the risk of damage during an earthquake, which can give buyers greater peace of mind and reduce the risk of the home being damaged and requiring costly repairs in the future.

However, if the seismic retrofitting is extensive and costly, it could potentially increase the asking price of the home, which may put off some buyers. In addition, if the home is located in an area that is not considered high-risk for earthquakes, some buyers may not see the need for seismic retrofitting, and may not be willing to pay extra for it.

Overall, the effect of seismic retrofitting on the sale of a home will depend on various factors, and it is difficult to predict the exact impact it will have. However, in general, seismic retrofitting is seen as a positive feature that can increase the value of a home and make it more appealing to buyers, especially in earthquake-prone areas.

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