Concrete Repair

Services in All of Southeastern Manitoba

If you have concrete around your home that’s cracked or uneven, such as a sidewalk, driveway, patio, or pool deck, Sentry Concrete Solutions offers the repair options you need to help you protect the look of your concrete. When concrete settles, cracks, or becomes uneven, you could end up with pooling water, uneven surfaces, and potentially dangerous tripping hazards. Plus, cracked concrete looks bad and lowers the value of your home.

We use the latest technology and techniques to lift, level, seal, and protect your concrete. Contact us today to request your on-site inspection and free cost estimate in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and the nearby areas.

Causes

Why Concrete Fails

Concrete is pretty amazing stuff. It can be poured, shaped and made into just about anything you like. But even though it’s incredibly strong, it’s not indestructible. So, when you see cracked concrete or a driveway or patio that has sunken or broken slabs or is pitted, flaked and stained, there are reasons why these things happen.

The good news is with the right materials, equipment, and help from the experienced professionals at Sentry Concrete Solutions, concrete damage can be repaired. Call us today at 1-431-733-3996 or click below to get a free concrete repair estimate in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and the nearby areas.

What Lies Beneath

Poorly compacted soil

When your home was built, the movement of soil around the building site results in poor compaction. Even when the replaced soil is compacted well, it’s never as stable as the original soil. Over time, this can cause voids to form and slabs to settle.

Dry soil

Another cause of soil failure is drought. During dry conditions or even just during periods of warm weather and low precipitation, the soil under your concrete will dry out and shrink, creating voids. The concrete above eventually cracks and sinks into these empty spaces; especially if any weight is placed on it.

Flooding

When the rains return, the water has an even easier pathway under the slab due to cracks and crevices left over from the dry period. And this wet, soft soil is just too weak to support the concrete above it. In the worst case, the soil erodes and washes away completely, leaving behind large voids that cannot support the weight of the concrete above.
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Pitting, Flaking and Staining

Moisture is concrete’s strongest enemy. It seeps into the pores of untreated concrete, and when temperatures drop, especially during freeze-thaw cycles, that trapped moisture expands as it turns to ice. This expansion destroys the pores and weakens the concrete. This results in concrete slabs that can pit and flake. Concrete’s porous nature also makes it susceptible to staining when left untreated.

Street Creep

As a homeowner, you don’t just have to worry about your own concrete slabs; you should be concerned with the slabs that make up the street that goes past your house.

During colder months, your street’s slabs contract, opening up the joints between them. Those joints then become filled with pebbles and other debris. Then, when the warm weather returns, the slabs expand again – only the joints that were designed to absorb this expansion are now filled with material that won’t compress. This leaves the expansion pressure nowhere to go except up your driveway. This “street creep,” as it is known, exerts incredible pressure on your home and can cause all sorts of problems.

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Whatever the cause of your concrete problem, we have an effective solution. Sentry Concrete Solutions offers concrete repair for settlement, sinking, and cracks. We will assess your property and recommend the best solution for your driveway, patio, or any concrete slab that needs repair. Call us today at 1-431-733-3996 or contact us online for a free estimate in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona, Balmoral, Brandon, Marquette, Lockport, Carman, Saint Claude, Morris and the nearby areas.

Cracked Concrete

Cracked Concrete Repair in All of Southeastern Manitoba

Cracked concrete happens when part of a concrete slab breaks and sinks into underlying soil that has compressed or washed away. These cracks aren’t just unsightly; they offer moisture a way to seep beneath the slab. This can cause the underlying soil to soften or even wash away completely. That in turn can cause the slab to crack further as it sinks into the void left by the washed-away soil.

To prevent moisture from seeping into the soil beneath, those cracks need to be sealed, as do the control joints that were cut between the slabs when they were first poured. While you could seal them with urethane caulk found at your local big-box DIY store, that is a solution that is prone to cracking, bubbling and drying out over time. Which means you’ll likely be sealing them again… and sooner than you thought.

To request a free cost estimate to repair your cracked concrete slab, call us today at 1-431-733-3996 or click below to schedule an on-site inspection in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and nearby areas!

The NexusPro Solution

Thankfully, fixing cracks in concrete has never been easier, thanks to a breakthrough in technology only available from Sentry Concrete Solutions and other concrete repair contractors in the Supportworks network.

NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially formulated to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won’t crack, bubble or dry out. That means a single application can seal the joints and cracks in your concrete driveway, patio, pool deck or sidewalk for years to come, protecting it from damage caused by soil compaction and washout.

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Quick to Install, Quick to Cure

The NexusPro solution is installed by a highly trained crew that specializes in concrete repair and protection. First, the cracks are drilled, smoothed and prepared with non-absorbent backer rod filler. Then, the NexusPro sealant is inserted in the prepared crack or control joint. Finally, the cracks are detailed with a thin layer of native sand, giving the concrete a uniform, finished appearance. And, of course, sealed concrete cracks mean no unsightly weeds growing through.

NexusPro Advantages

NexusPro offers several advantages over traditional concrete crack repairs:
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Not affected by extreme temperatures

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Long-lasting and durable

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Resistant to UV rays to prevent drying, cracking and bubbling

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Cures in just 60 minutes (compared with 24-72 hours for urethane-based products)

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Cracked Concrete FAQ

Is NexusPro expensive?

NexusPro is cost-effective because it offers a solution that is long-lasting, unlike the urethane-based products available at big-box DIY stores that must be replaced regularly.

Is NexusPro really long-lasting?

Yes. Because it is silicone-based, not urethane-based, NexusPro won’t degrade over time, even when exposed to UV radiation and extreme temperatures. This ensures that it remains flexible and waterproof for years.

Can NexusPro work with concrete lifted with PolyLevel?

Yes. In fact, we recommend that our PolyLevel customers seal the cracks and joints of their newly lifted concrete with our NexusPro solution, as it will help protect their concrete for many years to come.

Can I get NexusPro from another contractor?

No. NexusPro is a proprietary product developed by Supportworks and is available exclusively from Sentry Concrete Solutions and other concrete repair contractors in the Supportworks network.

I want to seal my concrete joints and cracks. What's the next step?

Call 1-431-733-3996 or click for an appointment. One of our design specialists will come to your home and inspect your concrete. He or she will then sit down with you and explain what caused your issues, how they can be fixed and exactly what it will cost.

Restore your concrete with the NexusPro crack repair solution

If you have cracked concrete in your home, the local experts at Sentry Concrete Solutions are here to help with solutions to seal your unprotected joints and cracked concrete. Contact us today for an on-site inspection and free cost estimate for concrete crack repair services in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona, Balmoral, Brandon, Marquette, Lockport, Carman, Saint Claude, Morris and the surrounding areas.

Concrete Sealant

Concrete Sealing Services in All of Southeastern Manitoba

Whether you’ve just built a brand-new home, or you’ve updated your existing home with a new driveway, patio or sidewalk, it makes sense to protect your investment by protecting your concrete.

You could buy a do-it-yourself solution at your local big-box store, but application is messy, and it has to be reapplied every few years, which can get expensive. Plus, it likely won’t be compatible with new concrete.

Give Your Concrete the Seal of Protection with SealantPro™

Unlike concrete sealers available at big-box stores, SealantPro permanently protects concrete with just one application and extends its life by 3-5 times.

Developed by Supportworks, SealantPro is a state-of-the-art material that bonds with concrete on a molecular level, permanently protecting it from water, dirt and other contaminants in a single coat. Once applied, SealantPro dries in minutes and is fully cured in just 6 hours, so you can use your concrete the same day. It is simple, fast, economical and extremely effective.

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Why Protect Your Concrete?

Moisture is concrete’s strongest enemy. It seeps into the pores of untreated concrete, and when temperatures drop, especially during freeze-thaw cycles, that trapped moisture expands as it turns to ice. This expansion destroys the pores and weakens the concrete.

Without protection, your concrete will inevitably discolor, flake and crack. This not only reduces the curb appeal – and value – of your home, it can also be dangerous for your family and guests. SealantPro concrete protection is a simple, highly-effective solution that ensures that your home’s concrete surfaces look and perform their best for years to come.

SealantPro Advantages

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Permanently protects concrete with just one application

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Protects and adds value to your home by extending the life of your driveway, pool deck and other concrete structures by 3-5 times

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Penetrates concrete and permanently bonds with it, protecting it from water damage and making stains easier to remove

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Costs less over time because it does not need to be reapplied

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Reduces ice bonding, making ice removal easier

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UV resistant and won't discolor over time

To give your concrete the Seal of Protection, contact us today for a free inspection.
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Concrete Sealant FAQ

Is SealantPro expensive?

SealantPro is actually quite cost-effective because it offers a solution that is permanent, unlike the urethane-based products available at big-box DIY stores that must be reapplied regularly.

Can SealantPro work with concrete lifted with PolyLevel?

Yes. In fact, we recommend that our PolyLevel customers protect their newly lifted concrete with our SealantPro solution, as it will help protect their concrete for many years to come.

Can I get SealantPro from another contractor?

No. SealantPro is a proprietary product developed by Supportworks and is available exclusively from Sentry Concrete Solutions and other concrete repair contractors in the Supportworks network.

I want to permanently protect my concrete. What's the next step?

Call or click for an appointment. One of our design specialists will come to your home and inspect your concrete. He or she will then sit down with you and explain how your concrete can be permanently protected and exactly what it will cost.

Sidewalk Repair

Concrete Sidewalk Repair & Leveling in All of Southeastern Manitoba

If you have a concrete sidewalk that is cracked or uneven, it not only looks bad, but it can lead to a fall or serious injury. The good news is the concrete does not have to be torn out and poured again to fix the problem. Sentry Concrete Solutions can raise your sinking sidewalk and prevent it from sinking further. With PolyLevel® concrete lifting, we can make your sidewalk level again in just 15 minutes!

If you have a sunken walkway or sidewalk, contact us today to request a free estimate for concrete leveling in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona or nearby.

Why concrete walkways sink and crack

Walkways and sidewalks are exposed to a lot of wear and tear. When the soil supporting the concrete becomes weak, the concrete can crack and sink. There are many things that can create a void beneath the slab, such as erosion from rainwater or gutter runoff, or a tree root that has rotted over time. Dirt fill underneath the slab that has not been well compacted can also create voids beneath the concrete. Regardless of what’s caused your sidewalk to sink, we can fix it!
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Before and after: Concrete sidewalk leveling

Look familiar? The sidewalk in front of this home settled a couple of inches, creating a trip hazard and an area for water to pool. After raising the slab with PolyLevel®, we were able to turn the sunken sidewalk into a safe, level surface.

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Restoring the walkway with concrete leveling

Some areas require home and business owners to maintain the sidewalks adjoining their property. If someone trips and falls on the sidewalk in front of your home, you might be liable. It’s important to check your town or city’s sidewalk regulations.

Concrete lifting with PolyLevel® is a practical, affordable solution for concrete sidewalk repair. In addition to taking less time and costing you less, concrete leveling is far less disruptive to the landscaping. If the concrete is ripped out and repoured, the grass can be damaged from the heavy equipment and the removal of the old slab. With PolyLevel® injection lifting, there’s almost no waiting for the concrete to cure before you can walk on it. With concrete replacement, it usually takes about a day for the concrete to cure.

Contact the concrete repair specialists at Sentry Concrete Solutions today to get a free estimate to raise your sunken sidewalk. We offer concrete lifting and leveling services in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona, Balmoral, Brandon, Marquette, Lockport, Carman, Saint Claude, Morris and nearby.

Concrete Driveway Repair

Concrete Driveway Repair & Leveling in All of Southeastern Manitoba

Do you have a concrete driveway that’s cracked, sunken and uneven? Sentry Concrete Solutions can quickly and effectively repair your driveway by leveling the concrete, rather than tearing out and replacing it. At Sentry Concrete Solutions we use a process called PolyLevel® to raise the existing concrete slab back to its original position.

If you have an uneven driveway that you need repaired, contact us today. We offer free estimates for concrete leveling in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and nearby.

What causes concrete driveways to sink?

Erosion is a common cause of sunken concrete. Erosion washes away soil from under your driveway, creating a void or space under the concrete slab. Your driveway can begin to sink in areas where the soil has been washed out. Clogged gutters, downspouts that are not installed correctly, and poor yard drainage can make erosion worse. A heavy load, such as an RV that’s kept in your driveway, can cause sections of the driveway to sink and crack over time. If you have a newer home with a sinking driveway, it could be because the ground around the house is settling or the base of the driveway was not compacted properly. A sinking driveway near your garage can lead to foundation cracks and expensive damage over time.
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Before and after: Driveway leveling

This concrete driveway had sunk about two inches in front of the garage. Using PolyLevel®, we were able to raise the concrete, making the driveway level with the garage entrance. No more ugly sunken driveway!
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We can raise your uneven concrete driveway

While surface problems can likely be patched, this won’t fix the underlying settlement problem and more cracks can form in your driveway. Although do-it-yourself repairs might be less expensive, they can be messy, require special tools and equipment, and it can be as long as 30 days before you’re able to use your driveway again. No matter what’s causing your driveway to sink, we can fix the problem fast and prevent further sinking with our concrete repair services.

PolyLevel® is a fast, effective option for repairing your sunken concrete driveway. First, your contractor will drill small holes in the slab. Then they will inject a high-density polyurethane through the holes. The polymer will spread beneath the slab and lift it up. Finally, the holes are patched and the cracks are filled. You’ll be able to use your driveway within one day.

Contact the experts at Sentry Concrete Solutions today to request your free driveway leveling estimate in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona, Balmoral, Brandon, Marquette, Lockport, Carman, Saint Claude, Morris or nearby.

Pool Deck Repair

Quickly repair uneven concrete around your pool with PolyLevel®

Has the concrete surrounding your pool dipped or settled, creating a hazardous uneven surface? Is there a protruding concrete edge where one section of the slab has settled below another?

The foundation repair specialists at Sentry Concrete Solutions are especially well-equipped to make these types of pool deck repairs.

What’s more, our innovative PolyLevel® concrete lifting and leveling technique is faster and more affordable than pool deck replacement. It’s also a better option than pool deck resurfacing.

Contact Sentry Concrete Solutions to have your pool deck inspected today! We serve Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and neighboring areas throughout Manitoba. Get a free estimate for pool deck lifting and repair.

Causes of a sinking concrete pool deck

Many concrete pool decks are prone to settling because of the pool construction process. The backfill soil that’s added around the pool excavation will not be as dense or well-compacted as the undisturbed soil. When a heavy concrete slab is poured around the pool, loose soil will often compress under the slab’s weight, causing sections of the concrete to sink or settle
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Concrete pool deck restoration with PolyLevel®

Some contractors still use the old-school repair for settled concrete. They use heavy equipment to demolish the cracked, settled sections of concrete around your swimming pool, and pour a new concrete deck. With concrete replacement, you often get a damaged yard and a pool that’s off limits until the new concrete hardens and cures. Our concrete leveling method saves you time and money, and won’t disrupt your landscaping.

Injecting PolyLevel expanding foam beneath a settled pool deck will raise the concrete back to the proper level and also strengthen the soil so that the problem won’t recur.

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How PolyLevel® works to repair your settled pool deck

PolyLevel is a high-density expanding foam that our technicians can use to raise settled concrete. The two-part polyurethane foam mixture is injected through small holes drilled in the settled concrete. Our installers are trained to control the injection process so that just enough foam is used to re-level the concrete deck. Because the foam’s expanding action fills voids in loose soil, this concrete leveling technique improves the soil’s stability and load-bearing characteristics. You can feel confident that settlement won’t occur again.

Get a quote to eliminate swimming pool trip hazards today

Worried that your sinking swimming pool deck might be a tripping hazard? Sentry Concrete Solutions has successfully raised and restored hundreds of pool decks in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona, Balmoral, Brandon, Marquette, Lockport, Carman, Saint Claude, Morris and throughout Manitoba. Contact us today! We can answer any questions you have about concrete repair and provide you with a free estimate to repair your pool surround.

PolyLevel® vs. Mudjacking

Mud Jacking vs. PolyLevel® in Winnipeg & Surrounding Areas

A lightweight, more precise method to lifting sunken concrete slabs

Sinking patios, walkways, driveways, and concrete steps are unsightly and can create a tripping hazard on your property. One method for repairing sinking and settling concrete slabs is traditional mud jacking.

What is mud jacking? Mud jacking is also known as slab jacking and grout pumping. It’s a repair technique for lifting concrete slabs with a mortar-based mix. Mud jacking involves pumping a mixture of water, soil, sand and Portland cement under a settling concrete slab. The material, or “slurry”, cures to become a solid, stable fill to lift sunken concrete.

The problems with mud jacking: Mud jacking may be widely used, but is it the best option for lifting those sunken concrete slabs? For heavy concrete structures, mud jacking is successful when used in conjunction with slab piers, not as a standalone solution.

For sunken concrete slabs, traditional mud jacking is messy, involves on-site mixing, drilling large holes, and takes hours or days to completely cure, leaving concrete unusable.

The PolyLevel® solution

Sentry Concrete Solutions offers a fast, effective, and less invasive approach to concrete leveling with PolyLevel®. The PolyLevel® system involves injecting an expanding polymer foam under the concrete for a durable, long-lasting solution. If you’re interested in learning about what PolyLevel® can do for you, call us for a free estimate for our alternative to mud jacking in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and nearby.
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PolyLevel® concrete lifting & leveling advantages

The benefits of PolyLevel® injectable polymer when compared to traditional mud jacking:

Greater precision & accuracy

Metered, spaced-out injections ensure that the lifting power of PolyLevel® is carefully controlled. We can even adjust the chemical composition of our injection for further precision.

Environmentally friendly & strengthens underlying soil

PolyLevel® does not release harmful chemicals into the soil. On the contrary, PolyLevel® strengthens underlying soil so concrete won’t sink down the road, further protecting your investment.

Cures almost immediately

PolyLevel® takes just minutes to cure, while mud jacking takes hours or days. With PolyLevel® by Sentry Concrete Solutions, you may resume driving, walking, and other use of your concrete almost immediately.

More natural appearance from smaller injection sites

Mud jacking leaves substantial holes in concrete, creating an unfinished look that is highly visible on concrete slabs. PolyLevel® needs less than an inch per injection. Maintain the beauty of your pool deck, garage floor or driveway with smaller, less invasive injections.

Free estimates

Sentry Concrete Solutions provides free, no-obligation estimates for PolyLevel® in Winkler, Winnipeg, Altona, and the surrounding areas.

Learn more about PolyLevel® today!

Sentry Concrete Solutions is All of Southeastern Manitoba’s trusted concrete repair contractor. Schedule an estimate in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona, Balmoral, Brandon, Marquette, Lockport, Carman, Saint Claude, Morris or nearby to learn more about why PolyLevel® is our top choice for repairing sunken driveways, sidewalks, and more!

Commercial Applications

Commercial PolyLevel Concrete Leveling in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona

Fast, cost-effective concrete repair and soil stabilization

Sentry Concrete Solutions offers a proven solution to stabilize and level uneven concrete slabs, such as sidewalks, driveways, roadways and warehouse floors. With multiple formulas available, PolyLevel® can fit the needs of your commercial, industrial or municipal job, large or small.

Supportworks’ PolyLevel System is designed to work under the most extreme conditions. PolyLevel uses a two-part urethane polymer that expands into high-density foam to fill voids, lift and stabilize concrete and solve a wide range of geotechnical and structural applications.

Sentry Concrete Solutions is your professional PolyLevel contractor in All of Southeastern Manitoba, specializing in concrete leveling and repair. Call us at 1-431-733-3996 or click below to request a consultation to discuss the scope of your project.

PolyLevel® works for a wide range of applications

We can select the right PolyLevel formula for your specific application, whether it’s concrete leveling, void filling, soil stabilization or joint stabilization. The PolyLevel process and steps for installing PolyLevel are the same for both commercial and residential applications.
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Leveling uneven sidewalks and driveways

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Repairing industrial building and warehouse floors

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Leveling uneven roads and bridge approaches

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Void filling and erosion control

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Pre-construction soil stabilization

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Advantages of PolyLevel® for commercial use

PolyLevel is a state-of-the-art alternative to mudjacking, re-leveling grout or concrete replacement. The polyurethane foam system offers numerous features and benefits:

Lightweight

Our polyurethane foam weighs approximately 4-6 pounds per cubic foot when installed, in comparison to traditional mortar-based material which weighs 120 pounds per cubic foot.

High Capacity

Lifting action is a result of the expansion of the polymer, allowing for lifting of a much higher load than traditional mudjacking, which relies on hydraulic pressure being contained under a slab.

Accurate lift

Calculated reaction time of the expanding polyurethane foam allows for targeted, precise lifting of the slab.

Waterproof

Polyurethane formula is fully waterproof, so it won’t wash out, won’t be impacted by freeze/thaw cycles and can be used to under-seal slabs and stop a variety of infrastructure leaks.

Non-invasive

PolyLevel equipment can be used in extremely limited access areas and won’t disturb lawn or landscape.

Quick cure time

Within just 15 minutes after injection, the concrete slab is ready for heavy loading; compared to conventional mudjacking which takes several days to cure.

Environmentally-friendly

With PolyLevel there’s no need to demolish the concrete and transport the waste to a landfill.

Get an estimate on commercial PolyLevel installation

Sentry Concrete Solutions offers commercial concrete leveling and PolyLevel installation in Winnipeg, Winkler, Altona and all of Southeastern Manitoba. Contact us today to schedule an on-site consultation and learn how PolyLevel can solve your concrete settlement problems and a wide range of other structural issues. Get an estimate for your commercial project today – call 1-431-733-3996.

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