What to Know About Concrete Raising With Foam

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Do you have sunken concrete but worried about paying a fortune for replacement costs? It may be possible to raise and stabilize your existing settled concrete slabs using a high-density polymer. This solution is quick and can save you money. Here’s everything to know about the concrete raising process using foam.

Why Concrete Sinks

Even though concrete is an incredibly durable material, the ground can shift the slabs and cause them to sink. Extreme weather conditions and water can erode soil and concrete and cause concrete cracks to appear. Avoiding concrete crack repair can create tripping hazards and other serious problems for your home and property. Sunken and cracked concrete can lower your home’s property value.

Concrete Raising With Foam

Concrete leveling and raising with foam can be highly effective and environmentally friendly. Cement raising will also help extend the life of the material. The results typically last longer than mudjacking.

Since the foam is both lightweight and strong, re-settling is less likely to occur. Polyurethane foam can save you time because your concrete can be ready for use 25 minutes after the foam is installed. With mudjacking, you’ll have to wait 24 hours.

Foam Concrete Raising Process

The foam concrete raising process starts with a visit from a professional concrete services estimator. They will examine the concrete to determine the cause and take measurements to give you an estimate. Workers will drill small holes in the sunken slab and inject the foam. This foam then expands to fill holes and stabilize the soil to lift the slab into the proper position. Once the concrete is level, the workers will seal the drilled holes with grout.

The concrete will be ready for use after about 15 minutes. To protect your raised concrete from future damage, make sure that you take steps to correct sources of water damage. Move downspouts to drain away from the area. The concrete services provider can also provide you with other recommendations to make sure your concrete stays protected.

Concrete raising with foam offers numerous benefits to you as a homeowner. Unless your concrete is severely damaged beyond repair, you won’t have to worry about expensive replacement costs. Foam injections are quick, easy, and affordable. Schedule a free estimate of your concrete by giving Slabjack Geotechnical a call today!

Concrete Services Can Give You a Polished Look

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When the soil below concrete surfaces can no longer support the weight, the concrete begins to settle over time. As soil begins to change and becomes dry, this settlement can occur, which can cause cracks and spaces in driveways, floors, garages and so on. Sinkage may also occur, which can wreak havoc in your garage, as well as in your driveway.

Call a Concrete Repair Service to Help

One way to repair damage to concrete and fill concrete voids is the replace the concrete or raise it. Collapses of any kind can be alarming and cause untold damage to your property. A concrete crack repair service can be of great assistance, not only for crack repair, but for filling voids in the concrete, and also to raise the garage floor if need be. Concrete is utilized more in the world than any other manmade material. Be sure that it’s well taken care of, so it does its job in the future.

Raising the Concrete a Complex Project

Raising the concrete requires a polyurethane foam. This polyurethane concrete raising method will lift settled concrete back to the optimum level. In raising and leveling, certain steps are taken to ensure positive results. Holes are drilled in the concrete slabs, foam inject ports are installed, and polyurethane is injected into the ports to raise the concrete to its original level. Holes are then patched and smoothed. Utilizing polyurethane is a smart idea because the process is so non-invasive. Polyurethane cures quickly and is waterproof. This way of concrete crack repair is also safer for the environment.

Polyurethane Does the Trick

Having voids under a garage floor is dangerous, as heavy cars can sink into holes when the concrete gives way. There are ways to check if you feel your garage floor may be a little unsteady. First of all, search for any cracks or imperfections in the concrete, a tell-tale sign that the floor may give way is a crack that continues to spread. Also, drilling a hole through the concrete is also helpful. After drilling this hole, poke a pencil or stick through the hole to see if it touches the ground. If so, everything is fine for the moment, if your stick doesn’t hit the ground, there might be an issue. If you feel there is some separation, it’s time to call a professional to raise the garage floor.

Research Your Options

Some research may be required to raise the garage floor. Some parts of the garage floor may be visible through the basement. Try to get a view of the floor from that vantage point. Look closely at the beams holding the structure. If there appears to corrosion, the integrity of the garage floor may not be in good shape. If you have exhausted your own personal research, a qualified expert can be called to assess any damage and raise the garage floor. If you should require leveling or raising, a trusted company can offer you a consultation, and continue to keep you updated as to what level of work you need in the process to raise the garage floor. Once they have assessed any damage, they can begin the complicated task of bringing your garage floor to completion. What you will receive is peace of mind knowing that you won’t have any issues with the floor for years to come.

Concrete Grinding and Resurfacing Services

Concrete grinding is another service for the customer who may not mind a rougher appearance. Concrete grinding and surface preparation are essential for completing a project successfully. The process of concrete grinding involves opening the pores of the concrete, so any contaminants or adhesives can be removed. If you seek a polished look, sealants can be applied, or the concrete can continue to polished to get the desired effect. The polished concrete is stronger, and more cost-effective to maintain. Whereas concrete raising requires a readjustment of slabs, grinding can be used for smaller jobs, that do not require raising the entire surface.

No matter if the job is large or small, cement raising is an important task that is best carried out by professionals. Not only do the experts know exactly what to look for, but they can also complete the task efficiently with the proper equipment.

Raise settled concrete with Slabjack Geotechnical service

Have you been waiting to raise settled concrete? Wait no more! With Slabjack Geotechnical, you can have peace of mind knowing that your settled concrete will be leveled to your satisfaction. Your guests will no longer trip on your sidewalk or driveway before entering your house!

Raise Settled Concrete
Raise Settled Concrete

So you built a new house. And it didn’t take many years for your sidewalk to settle. Now your parents are tripping on the sidewalk before entering the house. There is an easy way to solve this problem once and for all. Just call Slabjack Geotechnical at 1-855-752-2522 and request an estimate to raise your settled concrete – whether it be your sidewalk or driveway.

Or, you bought a fixer upper and you have so much repair to do. You can have Slabjack Geotechnical raise settled concrete for you, as they are the experts, and this can allow you to spend more time on the projects that you can handle yourself.

Perhaps you are in the process of selling your home, but you need to raise settled concrete before you can finish the sale. Get an estimate today by calling Slabjack Geotechnical at 1-855-752-2522. We can give you a timely estimate for your house inspection. We look forward to helping you sell your house with less stress and more property value. You can increase the property value for the neighborhood as well. Make the new owners of your home satisfied and eager to move in to the neighborhood.

Your neighbor might want to raise settled concrete as well. When Slabjack Geotechnical is raising concrete in your area, then you and your neighbor can raise settled concrete at the same time – provided that you both schedule the work to be done on the same day.

Call Slabjack Geotechnical today at 1-855-752-2522.

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