Concrete Raising and Leveling
A sinking or cracking concrete slab can quickly cause problems at your home, business, or commercial location. A concrete surface is intended to be a secure and solid support so when that is compromised, it is very important that it is properly repaired in a timely manner. Not only does it look unprofessional but it can have an impact on the structural integrity of the slab.
In the past, when larger projects suffered sinking or settling with their concrete slabs, it was necessary to tear out the problem areas and replace it with now concrete, even if the slab was still in good condition. Now that there is a better method to perform the raising and leveling repairs, this can be done without tearing out and re-pouring the slabs.
Utilizing a state of the art Structural Polymer we inject the expanding polyurethane polymer under the slab and can raise to level the sinking concrete slab. The polymer is structural sound and cures quickly which will allow full use of the surface in minimal time.
Our commercial concrete leveling services are available for the following locations:
- Industrial Buildings
- Municipal Buildings
- Parking Lots
Our residential concrete leveling services are available for the following areas of your home:
- Garage floors
- Basement floors
- Patios and porches
- Garden paths
The best feature of the Polyjacking process is that it can be performed on large slabs which allows us to repair jobs that seem too big for the traditional mudjacking repair process. The repairs can be done with minimal impact on the existing slab and with little to no down time to the business.
The Concrete Repair Process
The process is straight forward and relatively simple but must be done precisely and by trained professionals who know what to look for and how to implement the procedure.
The individuals completing the work are fully licensed, trained, and insured professionals who have experience taking care of un-level concrete problems like yours. We provide a 100% guarantee on our work and we will put it in writing what we are going to do on a job before we start anything. This will help you to feel assured that a job well done is what you will receive.
Contact Us for a Consultation
Concrete raising services are available in a 90 mile radius from our Litchfield office.
To learn more about the concrete repair process as it pertains to your business' unique situation, please give us a call today to schedule a time for your consultation. We have a team of concrete experts who are here to walk you through the steps involved with taking care of your sinking concrete, and they will also be able to address any questions or concerns that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have our most commonly asked concrete raising questions and their answers. Please take some time to read through them and if you have a question about anything not discussed here, do not hesitate to contact us!
- What causes concrete to sink?
- A concrete slab sinks because the supporting soil is no longer able to support it. This is often caused by voids forming under the slab. The voids form when soil expands and contracts due to fluctuating moisture levels in the soil.
- How much does it cost to lift a concrete slab?
- The cost to lift a sinking concrete slab will vary from project to project depending on the size of the slab and how badly it is sinking. The cost to lift the slab is going to be cheaper than removing and repouring the slab under nearly all circumstances.
- How do you fix a sinking concrete slab?
- We have found the best way to repair a sinking or settling concrete slab is to lift and level it with our expanding polyurethane foam system. This will allow us to evenly and quickly lift the entire slab and restore it to the original position.
- Can spray foam lift concrete?
- Spray foam is generally used for insulation as it cures into a solid barrier but it should not be used for lifting concrete as it does not have the same structural integrity and ability to quickly cure into the same material that we utilize to lift slabs.
- How long does concrete lifting last?
- Due to the makeup of our polyurethane foam product, it will not degrade over time and as long as the repair is performed by a member of our team, it will last as long as the slab does.
- Can you pour concrete over an existing slab?
- It is possible to pour concrete over an existing slab but it is not a good practice to do so as it can cause potential issues with the thickness of the poured slab as well as any problems the current slab is facing. Similar to how you should not paint over rusted metal, it is a better practice to fix the existing slab instead of covering it with more concrete.
- How do you raise a concrete slab yourself?
- There are a handful of DIY foam injection systems that claim to allow you to lift a concrete slab yourself. There are also a variety of other ways that have been used in the past such as using a small jack to lift the slab and insert either more concrete or some type of support structure to level the concrete. We've seen very limited success with these types of repairs and recommend working with a professional to perform concrete lifting.
- How do you fix a sinking concrete garage floor?
- Our polyjacking product can be used to level virtually any type of concrete slab, including garage floors.
- What kind of foam is used to lift concrete?
- We make use of an expanding polyurethane foam that has high structural integrity, will not break down over time, is erosion proof and will help compact the soil below the slab to prevent future issues.