Concrete Raising Innovation by Slabjack Geotechnical

Concrete Raising Innovation
Concrete Raising Innovation

Concrete Raising Innovation

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Let’s talk innovation. When we started our slab lifting and pressure grouting business we were one of the first doing polyurethane injection Slabjacking in the United States!  We made a commitment to be on the cutting edge in developing the systems we would use to pump the materials and with the material we would use to raise settled concrete.

For 2017 we have raised the bar, truly redefining our industry. Working with our builder and leaders in the spray foam industry we have developed what we see as the finest Slabjack rig in existence. Using the finest components and revolutionary design we now have the ability to bring the equivalent of two separate operations to a job all contained within one rig.

We have also, by partnering with our material supplier, developed two new polymers. A fast set, hydrophobic polymer for raising heavy structures and slabs and a very slow rise polymer for void filling and slab stabilization. Both with very low thermal requirements. This chemistry allows us to be working sooner and with less exotherm and provide far superior coverage under the slab. This means less resettlement, fewer holes, simply put a better job by design. No more using a “happy medium” material, we can now use the exact material needed for a given job.

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Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.

Stabilizing concrete before settlement – Slabjack Geotechnical

 

Stabilizing Concrete Before Settlement
Stabilizing Concrete Before Settlement

Stabilizing concrete before settlement.

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A huge frustration is knowing there are voids under your concrete but not thinking there is anything you can do about it. In the recent past you were mostly correct however Slabjack Geotechnical is changing all of that.

Until a Slabjack company gets large enough it is not cost-effective to carry more than a general purpose lifting foam or in the case of Mudjacking their material. In the case of polymer Slabjacking the materials have a limited shelf life and must be used within a few months and due to the relative high cost of polymers it is not cost effective for the vast majority of small operations to have a material that most would consider a “limited use” or “specialty” polymer. But Slabjack Geotechnical does! Why?

Three big reasons;

First – A two polymer approach provides for quick lifting of large slabs followed by much better filling of the void created when the slab was raised. The two polymer approach produces a more stable slab with lower resettlement issues and almost no possibility of generating cracks when void filling.

Secondly – Much of the work we do involves stabilizing slabs which have voids under them. Slab stabilization with a lifting polymer is difficult to do without fracturing the slab due to under slab point loading. Lifting polymers are designed to lift vigorously and not spread out more than two or three feet in either direction. Void fill and stabilization polymers are designed to rise very slowly and yet at the same time harden to a ridged high density foam. Due to the very slow rise the material covers incredible distances fully supporting the slab but not exerting huge compressive loads. As a result the slab is well supported without risk of slab fracturing.

Thirdly – We play an active role in designing our Slabjack rigs. We talk to the builders and work to find solutions such as “how can we as a company provide more than one material without the hassles associated with doing so” through these collaborative effort’s we have produced what we believe is the finest Slabjack rig in operation today. We now carry and regularly employ a “two polymer” lift and stabilization.

Finally, preventative slab stabilization can be done with very little risk of slab fracturing. In addition because of the characteristics of the polymer that we use as a stabilizing polymer we need very few 5/8″ inch holes to stabilize large slabs. As few as one hole every 100 ft.²

If you are concerned about your garage floor or your basement floor or your shop or warehouse floor. If you’re concerned about your driveway, your patio or your pool deck give the concrete raising and leveling professionals a call today.

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Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.

 

 

Concrete Raising Rig – New State of the Art – by Slabjack Geotechnical

concrete raising rig
Concrete Raising Rig

 

 

 

 

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We are super excited with our latest concrete raising rig. A bran new F350 pulling a 30′ gooseneck Slabjack trailer. We have taken our combined fifteen years in the business and have what we feel will be the finest Slabjack rig in the nation.

Here’s what it packs;

40kw diesel generator to power the entire operation.

PMC’s biggest reactor a PH40 with dual hoses

The really state of the art part of this rig is the ease we can switch between polymers. Every other operation that we are aware of uses one polymer for everything. The result of this is trying to find a “happy” medium of lifting and void filling. The result is many more holes than should be necessary or less than desirable void filling. But our new design changes the game!

We have both polymers on our rig(s) by simply throwing a lever we can quickly and economically raise a large slab and then void fill with a much better polymer for that purpose.

Slabjack Geotechnical, on the cutting edge of Slabjack development. Call today,

855-752-2522

Superior polymers, Superior technology, Superior results.

Can a pool be raised? Slabjack Geotechnical can!

 

Tilting Pool Deck
Tilting Pool Deck

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Can a pool be raised? Occasionally a pool settles. If it is a gunite or concrete pool the answer is generally yes.

Pools do present some challenges due to weight, suction and plumbing. If a pool has damaged plumbing due to settlement or is damaged by lifting the pool that will need to be addressed after the pool is leveled.

Suction creates additional “load” to be lifted, as does adhesion of soils, slabs around the pool and the weight of sidewalls.

The process of pool raising is essentially the same as any other slab with the addition of a lot of patience and much more material. Occasionally deep injections of polymer, two to five feet below the pool are needed to firm up weak soils. Once these injections have been made or a soil density test has shown sufficient densities of base soils the lift can begin. Depending on the polymer selected injections are made 4′ to 8′ apart and are made in a sequence to reduce point loads to the pool floor. These injections are made until the lift desired is achieved.

The cost to raise a pool is primarily determined by the amount of material needed to do the job but complexity, location and other factors can play a significant role in determining the estimate. There is always the potential for a material surcharge with a pool lift and occasionally theses can be significant. Pool raising starts in the $4000 range and can be significantly over that for larger pools or pools with greater settlement.

Deciding what to do with a settled pool is nerve racking, allowing more time to pass is the worst thing you can do. Stabilizing that pool and getting it back to a level elevation is the most cost-effective thing you can do. As pool settle stress fractures can occur, plumbing and drains can be damaged, heating and lighting systems can be damaged and all of these issues get worse not better over time.

If you have noticed your concrete pool leaning or settling give the concrete raising and leveling professionals a call today.

Slabjack Geotechnical

Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.