Uretek method(tm) by Slabjack Geotechnical

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Uretek(tm) originally developed polyurethane slab jacking back in the 1970’s,  since this method went off patent many other companies have opened to raise the level concrete slab’s using polyurethane foam. One of them, founded in 2011, is 1-855-752-2522 which currently operates in Washington state and northern Idaho.

Many advances have taken place since then such as a vast increase in the number of polymers available to raise and level concrete. Ranging from very light duty polymers to extremely dense polymers used primarily in municipal projects to polymers that are completely unaffected by water to polymers used to stabilize joints and seams in concrete slabs.

With many thousands of concrete slabs now raised Slabjack Geotechnical is uniquely qualified to raise your residential, municipal, industrial, and commercial concrete. Call for a no pressure, no cost and no obligation estimate today.

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Slabjack Geotechnical is your Polylevel authorized dealer

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As the leading polyurethane Slabjack company in Washington state and northern Idaho we are approached by various companies to carry their product.

One of these has been Polylevel. Polylevel manufactures polyurethane for the Slabjack industry and does a pretty good job educating the public about the benefits of polyurethane over other materials such as mud or concrete slurry.

Polylevel is a brand of material just like Kleenex is a brand of facial tissue. Occasionally we are asked the question “how long does polylevel last” polyurethane used for raising concrete will last at least decades if not much longer. Accelerated aging tests done on polyurethane foam show a life expectancy of centuries so any concern about premature failures are unwarranted.

Since The 1970s polyurethane has become the preferred method of raising concrete for municipalities as well as industrial and commercial applications and of course residential benefits from these advances as well.

If you are dealing with sunken or settled concrete give the concrete raising and leveling professionals a call today,

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Spokane settled concrete repair? Slabjack Geotechnical

 

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Lots of excitement as we expand our Spokane location to serve you better. Here are the highlights;

We have added additional team members to serve you better. From our added call and appointment center, to additional sales staff and installers 1-855-752-2522 concrete raising is better positioned than ever to meet your every concrete repair and maintenance need.

In addition to the above improvements we have partnered with PolyLevel(TM) to add an additional source  of material from which to choose.

Finally we are excited to bring the most technologically advanced truck mounted concrete raising system to Spokane. Our new truck carries enough material to do large municipal and commercial jobs but is still ideal for all but the most remote and inaccessible jobs. It is a truly amazing piece of machinery.

As you consider home improvement projects don’t ignore the surface you drive and walk on daily, your concrete. Maintenance today avoids costly repair tomorrow.

Call today,

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Municipal concrete road leveling by Slabjack Geotechnical

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Road leveling with Polyurethane got it’s start about thirty years ago and since then has become the preferred method of repair.

Prior to polyurethanes introduction, pressure grouting with concrete or Mudjacking was used. The problem with these materials and methods is primarily additional weight and “Pyramiding”  where the material doesn’t fill the void created when a slab is lifted and resettling results. Another problem is these materials don’t flow well so holes need to be drilled every few feet and the holes are often 2″ in diameter. Coring a lot of holes through what is often 18″ of concrete is very time consuming so shortcutting the process is a temptation.

Polyurethane flows extremely well, depending on the material selected, as far as ten or fifteen feet in diameter. In addition, holes are only 5/8″ so the process is much quicker with less chance of slab fractures. Today 1-855-752-2522 offers DOT approved polymers from 4-6lbs a cubic foot for municipal roads, bridge approaches and extra heavy slabs such as grain bins and silos and multi step porches.

County and City engineers are looking for economical solutions for infrastructure repair, 1-855-752-2522 along with our partners have successfully completed over two thousand projects nationwide.

For a competitive estimate contact us today,

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What can be done about voids under concrete?

Voids under concrete eventually lead to cracking and/or settling concrete. Voids are created when concrete is partially supported by base soils or through the use of anchors or rebar to foundation walls or through the use of Sonotubes. As the soil settles or is carried away by other means a gap opens up between the soil and the bottom of the concrete slab resulting in a loss of support.

Un-compacted fill dirt, erosion, burrowing rodents, decaying organic material even a loss of moisture in the soil can create voids. Once there, voids are difficult to fill. Smaller slabs such as walks can be packed with gravel or sand to fill voids but this is not practical for larger slabs such as driveways or patios. These need a method that supports but doesn’t lift the slab. Using an expansive polymer is the ideal material for void filling for several reasons such as;

Polyurethane can travel several feet in every direction to fill voids, fissures and holes. It has the ability to consolidate organic material, sand and loose rock. If properly monitored Polymer injection can provide support without excessively lifting or stressing the slab which causes fractures.

A typical void fill application for a residential job would be under a front entry. These are often “pinned” to the foundation wall with rebar. Because fill dirt is often used around the foundation and again because gutters are often not installed on new construction or downspouts are mis-placed, the fill dirt becomes saturated with water this often results in some dramatic settling. If the entry was not pinned to the foundation it will begin to settle. If it was pinned to the foundation a void will open up under the entry. Given enough time, even the entry pinned to the foundation will settle because the rebar will either bend or in time rust and break.

The question with new construction is what should I do? Settling of soil in new construction can go on as long as 10 years so the question becomes do you live with it and replace your broken up concrete at some later time or do you try and preserve it knowing that you may have someone out 2, 3 or 4 times in the next decade to shore up what should’ve been taken care of during initial construction. Immediate replacement of settled concrete or concrete with voids is not a good choice as settling is not yet complete.

Geo-polymer void filling is the best method we currently have for void filling but it cannot affect deeper layers of un-compacted fill so you are left with supporting and densifying through polymer injection.

There are other materials namely soil stabilizers that can be used to solidify deeper layers of soil however due to their cost are impractical for residential work and are primarily used in municipal or commercial applications.

Dealing with voids whether they be stable or dynamic is an important part of maintaining your concrete slabs whether they be residential, commercial, industrial or municipal.

If you see a void opening up under your concrete slabs give the concrete raising and leveling professionals a call we will get you taken care of.

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Local Slabjack company – Slabjack Geotechnical

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Since 2011, 1-855-752-2522 has been your local source for concrete raising, crack and joint filling, concrete sealing and downspout extensions.

Rather than using yesterday’s outdated methods to raise settled concrete we use structural grade polymer foam. It is faster, won’t wash out, consolidates lose and organic soil and it leaves almost no trace we were even there.

For crack and joint filling we use “Nexus Pro” silicone sealant speciality formulated for great adhesion and greater flexibility than standard caulks or Masterseal NP1 polyurethane caulk. In addition we do it right. We clean and prepare the surface then insert foam rope before the final bead of caulk is run, then it is tooled to a slightly concave profile which insures a longer life due to reduced abrasion.

Down spouts? We extend them out of the way of walks, drives, porches and patios to reduce the likelihood of re-settling. We offer a simple hinged extension and an underground extension with a grate that drains water well away and preferably down hill from your concrete slabs.

For sealing concrete we primarily offer penetrating sealers, why? Because they last, up to ten years! These come in various formulations, typically Silane/Siloxane or Siliconate. If you are looking for a high gloss sealer for your colored or exposed aggregate a yearly application of surface sealer is required for best results, both for waterproofing and to retain the color and gloss desired.

When the time comes to maintain your concrete call the professionals,

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Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.