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From Hazards to Safety: Polyurethane Concrete Lifting for Municipal Infrastructure

From Hazards to Safety: Polyurethane Concrete Lifting for Municipal Infrastructure

Ensuring the safety and functionality of public infrastructure, such as roads, highways and sidewalks, is a crucial responsibility for municipalities in Atlantic Canada. Concrete, being a durable material, is commonly used in municipal projects; however, over time, concrete slabs can sink and settle, posing potential hazards for residents. Swiftly addressing these sunken and settled slabs is essential to maintain the safety of residents in the Maritimes. Fortunately, Maritime Concrete Lifting offers an ideal solution – polyurethane concrete lifting. Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as foam jacking or slab jacking, is considered the most effective method for repairing concrete settlement issues. But what makes polyurethane concrete lifting the ideal method for municipal infrastructure repairs? The concrete experts at Maritime Concrete Lifting are here to tell you! Read on to learn more!

What is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?

Roads, highways, sidewalks and other municipal concrete slabs are common targets for sinking and settling. These areas are often subject to heavy traffic, the natural freeze/thaw cycle and soil erosion. This combination can lead to sunken or settled surfaces that are unsafe for driving or walking on. As we mentioned above, polyurethane concrete lifting is the ideal solution to these issues. Polyurethane concrete lifting involves the injection of polyurethane foam beneath the sunken slab through dime-sized holes drilled on the surface. The foam expands, lifting the slab back to its original level, and once the process is complete, the holes are patched and the work is complete. One of the significant advantages of polyurethane foam jacking is its rapid curing time, allowing the lifted area to be ready for use almost immediately. This feature makes it highly suitable for municipal infrastructure repair, ensuring minimal disruption to traffic and pedestrians.

Polyurethane Concrete Lifting is Environmentally Friendly

In addition to its speed and efficiency, polyurethane concrete lifting boasts environmentally friendly benefits. Our polyurethane foam is made from partly recycled materials and contains no toxic chemicals. Once cured, it becomes inert, posing no risk of releasing harmful substances into the environment. Furthermore, by lifting sunken concrete with polyurethane foam, municipalities are contributing to reducing waste in landfills, making it a sustainable choice for environmentally-conscious regions.

Polyurethane Foam is Durable and Long-Lasting

Polyurethane foam's strength and durability make it an excellent option for lifting and supporting large sunken and settled concrete slabs, such as highways and roads. Its ability to withstand heavy loads and resist water and the elements ensures a long-lasting solution to concrete settlement. This durability not only enhances the safety of the infrastructure but also saves municipalities money in the long run by reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

Polyurethane Concrete Lifting is More Effective Than Other Methods

Compared to traditional methods like mudjacking, polyurethane foam concrete lifting offers numerous advantages. While mudjacking is cheaper upfront, it relies on a concrete slurry to lift sunken slabs. This makes it less durable and may lead to recurring sinking and settling issues. In contrast, polyurethane foam's superior strength and long-lasting properties provide better structural support and ensure a more sustainable solution for municipal infrastructure repair. In most cases, polyurethane concrete lifting is a permanent solution to sunken and settled concrete slabs. 

Why Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?

Polyurethane concrete lifting stands out as the best option for municipal infrastructure repair due to its unparalleled advantages over traditional methods. When it comes to safety, speed, and longevity, polyurethane foam jacking excels in every aspect. Its rapid curing time allows for the swift completion of projects, minimizing disruptions to traffic and pedestrians. Additionally, polyurethane foam's environmentally friendly nature aligns perfectly with modern municipalities' sustainability goals in The Maritimes. By choosing polyurethane concrete lifting, municipalities in Atlantic Canada can confidently enhance the safety and functionality of their public infrastructure while contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Maritime Concrete Lifting Can Help Keep Your Municipalities Safe in Atlantic Canada

For municipalities in Atlantic Canada seeking efficient, eco-friendly, and long-lasting solutions for repairing sunken or settled concrete slabs, polyurethane concrete lifting offered by Maritime Concrete Lifting proves to be the most effective method. Not only does it provide rapid results, but its strength, durability, and environmentally friendly properties make it the optimal choice for ensuring safe and fully functional municipal infrastructure. Contact Maritime Concrete Lifting today to discover how we can enhance the safety and longevity of your municipality's concrete surfaces.