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Founded in 2005, TerraFirma has been a partner in keeping your home safe and sound structurally for over a decade. The foundation experts have gained a reputation of providing all customers with the best quality of service. Each employee is extensively trained and certified in foundation repair and basement waterproofing, so you can rest assured knowing you are in good hands.

At TerraFirma, we understand that foundation cracks, wet crawlspaces, and musty basements are stressful. We offer a free onsite estimate for all work that you may need to be completed, and we will work with you to customize a solution for your home.

TerraFirma stands by our promise of solving your foundation problem and basement needs in the most efficient manner.

How to get your pool deck safe and ready for the summer

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 by CJ Garcia


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Just like it’s important to keep your sidewalk, patio, and driveway leveled and free from being a tripping hazard, the same care needs to be put into maintaining your pool deck. With your pool getting more use as the summer moves forward, the potential for injury on a pool deck from slipping, tripping, or falling grows exponentially.

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can maintain your concrete pool deck that will help extend its lifespan, increase curb appeal, and most importantly, ensure safety to your family and guests.

Pressure wash your pool deck

With debris from trees, dirt, mud and other elements, a dirty pool deck is inevitable. Additionally, the damp environment can lead to algae and mold growth, which is not only unsightly but can create a slippery, dangerous surface.

Pressure washing is the easiest and most effective way to remove dirt and algae growth, and it’s a relatively easy project. If you’re the DIY type, you can purchase or rent a pressure washer and concrete cleaner and finish the process in a matter of hours. Hiring a professional is another viable option, and can likely become part of your annual or bi-annual service schedule.

Repair small cracks to keep water from leaking below the surface

Cracks can arise for many reasons, and even small ones can leave your concrete vulnerable to more damage – not to mention a tripping hazard. When water seeps in through a crack, it can cause the soil to shift beneath the concrete. This shift can lead the concrete to settle or sink, and can even compromise the integrity of your pool.

The good news: sealing small cracks can usually be done on your own without the need for calling in a professional contractor. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that repairing cracks early makes a big difference, and will help your concrete last longer.

We use special tools to chase cracks in concrete, which involves grinding the crack to smooth the edges and filling and sealing with our proprietary silicone-based NexusPro™ caulking product. Once the caulking has set, the crack no longer allows moisture from rain or snow to seep below the concrete slab. It’s also resistant to ultraviolet light, which helps to avoid drying and cracking that is common with other caulking products.

Remove tripping hazards altogether by leveling your concrete

A 2- or 3-inch differential between a sinking deck slab and the coping stones bordering the pool is not uncommon and can cause a tripping hazard for an already treacherous area. With slippery wet areas, diving boards, ladders, curves and the pool itself – tripping hazards around a pool add another element of danger and can lead to tragedy if not addressed.

While demolition and replacement may be required when there’s extensive damage, often times, repairing before replacing will save money and time, and will extend the life of your concrete. In fact, our PolyLevel® polyurethane injection system can be completed in a matter of hours, cures in 15 minutes, and is less destructive and more durable than mudjacking or sand-jacking.

Learn more and see for yourself how PolyLevel® works, or contact us for a free inspection and estimate for concrete repair.

 

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Adams
  • Adrian
  • Arock
  • Athena
  • Baker City
  • Bates
  • Boardman
  • Bridgeport
  • Brogan
  • Burns
  • Canyon City
  • Cove
  • Crane
  • Dayville
  • Diamond
  • Drewsey
  • Durkee
  • Echo
  • Elgin
  • Enterprise
  • Fields
  • Frenchglen
  • Haines
  • Halfway
  • Harper
  • Helix
  • Heppner
  • Hereford
  • Hermiston
  • Hines
  • Huntington
  • Imbler
  • Imnaha
  • Ione
  • Ironside
  • Irrigon
  • Jamieson
  • John Day
  • Jordan Valley
  • Joseph
  • Juntura
  • Kimberly
  • La Grande
  • Lexington
  • Long Creek
  • Lostine
  • Meacham
  • Milton Freewater
  • Monument
  • Mount Vernon
  • North Powder
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Oxbow
  • Paulina
  • Pendleton
  • Pilot Rock
  • Prairie City
  • Princeton
  • Richland
  • Riley
  • Riverside
  • Seneca
  • Spray
  • Stanfield
  • Summerville
  • Sumpter
  • Ukiah
  • Umatilla
  • Union
  • Unity
  • Vale
  • Wallowa
  • Westfall
  • Weston
Our Locations:

TerraFirma Foundation Systems
761 NE Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470
1-541-204-4660


TerraFirma Foundation Systems
932 Industry Drive STE 200
Seattle, WA 98188
1-253-777-0712


TerraFirma Foundation Systems
13110 SW Wall St
Portland, OR 97223
1-541-229-4049


TerraFirma Foundation Systems
10111 S Tacoma Way D5
Lakewood, WA 98499
1-253-201-1447