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Concrete Pitting, Flaking, & Staining 

Countless homeowners invest ample time and resources into preserving their homes, and concrete surfaces are no exception. In the absence of proper care, concrete can degrade over time. 

Pitting, flaking, and staining are common initial indicators of concrete deterioration. These issues do not just tarnish the concrete’s appearance; they also hint at more profound problems within. 

At first glance, these might appear minor, but they can culminate in severe damage if overlooked. AFS’s leading concrete lifting services address these issues at their core, providing long-lasting solutions. Keep reading to discover our approach! 

What Is Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining? 

Pitting, flaking, and staining in concrete are various types of damage that could occur on your concrete surfaces, either individually or concurrently. Despite their visual discrepancies, they stem from similar foundational issues. 

Concrete Pitting 

Concrete pitting refers to small, crater-like depressions on the concrete’s surface, indicating potential issues within, often due to improper concrete mixing or issues during its placement. 

Concrete Flaking 

Concrete flaking manifests as tiny fragments of concrete chipping away from the surface, primarily due to exposure to moisture and the prevalent wet weather in the Southeastern United States. 

Concrete Staining 

Concrete staining occurs when substances like oil or dirt create persistent stains on the concrete. This not only affects the surface appearance but could also weaken the concrete over time. 

These diverse issues can ultimately lead to significant damage to your concrete, transforming minor concerns into a severely compromised structure. 

Problems such as pitting, flaking, and staining can occur on nearly any concrete surface, usually affecting areas such as: 

Neglecting damage in these areas will only accelerate their deterioration. When you notice these signs, it’s crucial to reach out to AFS for a professional evaluation. 

What Causes Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining? 

Concrete pitting, flaking, and staining signal deeper issues within the concrete and the property itself. While the origins of pitting, flaking, and staining share similarities, there are specific causes for each: 

Causes of Concrete Pitting 

Pitting often results from errors during the concrete’s mixing or curing phases, leading to encapsulated air and eventual small voids, which under pressure, can form into pits. This issue may take several years to become apparent. 

Causes of Concrete Flaking 

Flaking typically arises when concrete interacts with external elements, causing it to deteriorate over time. Environmental factors, including precipitation and faulty drainage systems, can expedite this wear. 

Causes of Concrete Staining 

Stains usually appear when contaminants like oil or grime are consistently pressed into the concrete or surrounding soil, potentially weakening the structural integrity of the concrete. 

Recognizing and addressing these issues with the right solutions is crucial for achieving lasting repairs. AFS is here with custom-made solutions to address each of these concrete issues! 

Can Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining Be Repaired? 

Absolutely, these issues are both repairable and preventable. However, it’s crucial to employ a comprehensive, expert-driven approach to concrete restoration. 

Simple DIY patchwork or outdated methods like mudjacking are often insufficient for addressing the root of the problem. To ensure durable restoration, AFS uses PolyRenewal™, a cutting-edge polyurethane injection solution

How AFS Repairs Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining 

AFS goes beyond traditional methods like mudjacking or complete repouring, utilizing PolyRenewal™—a polyurethane foam injection system. Here’s how our process unfolds: 

  • Conducting a thorough inspection to identify the core issues and plan the best repair strategy. 
  • Boring minimal, dime-sized holes into the affected concrete areas. 
  • Placing our specialized injection tools into the holes. 
  • Preparing our exclusive two-part polymer foam to create PolyRenewal™. 
  • Injecting PolyRenewal™ underneath the compromised concrete. 
  • The foam swiftly expands, filling voids, lifting the concrete, and solidifying within 15 minutes. 
  • This procedure not only elevates the concrete but also fortifies the underlying soil. 
  • Removing injection ports and sealing the holes. 
  • Ensuring any cracks are sealed to prevent future water intrusion. 
  • Providing periodic maintenance to ensure lasting performance. 

AFS’s unique products ensure homeowners receive tailored, high-quality solutions. Our PolyRenewal™ system promises unmatched stability, enhancing the durability of your concrete surfaces. 

Benefits of Promptly Addressing Concrete Pitting, Flaking, and Staining 

Choosing concrete lifting does more than just fix pitting, flaking, and staining—it also delivers enduring benefits: 

  • Preventing Further Damage: Early intervention can avert more extensive damage later. 
  • Preserving Home Value: Maintaining your concrete contributes to your property’s market value. 
  • Enhancing Safety: Repairing uneven surfaces minimizes tripping hazards. 
  • Boosting Curb Appeal: Well-maintained concrete improves your property’s overall aesthetic. 

With AFS, you can rest assured you’re choosing excellence. Our specialized services consistently outperform standard solutions, ensuring superior, lasting results. 

Trust AFS for Dependable Concrete Lifting Services 

Facing visible concrete damage such as pitting, flaking, and staining necessitates professional intervention. Since 2000, homeowners throughout the Southeast have trusted AFS for their concrete restoration needs.  

Our advanced methods and extensive experience provide a permanent solution to your concrete issues. Contact AFS today for a complimentary inspection, and let’s collaborate to rejuvenate your property’s concrete surfaces, ensuring they remain safe for years to come. 


Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in many cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. AFS does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make your concrete perfectly level.    

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