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How Long Does Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Last?

How Long Does Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Last?

Concrete. It's everywhere! From your driveway to your garage floor, patio, front steps and even the foundation of your home, concrete is the world's most commonly used construction material. Even though concrete is known for its durability and strength, it is not invincible. Concrete settlement is a fairly common issue in Atlantic Canada. Our frigid winters and rainy summers are no friend to concrete slabs. Concrete settlement can also be caused by erosion, poor drainage and poor soil compaction during construction. If you have noticed cracks or uneven surfaces on the concrete slabs around your home, you are probably experiencing concrete settlement. Concrete settlement can cause many problems around your home, such as tripping hazards, damage to vehicles, drainage issues, and in severe cases, the collapse of structures like your garage or home. But not to worry! We have a quick, efficient and long-lasting solution for sunken and settled concrete slabs. Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as foam jacking or slab jacking, is the best way to lift and level concrete slabs. You might have heard of polyurethane concrete lifting and wondered, "is it worth it?" and "how long does polyurethane concrete lifting last?". The concrete experts at Maritime Concrete Lifting have all the answers you need! Read on to learn more!

How Long Does Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Last?

The most common question we get about polyurethane concrete lifting at MCL Concrete Lifting is, how long will it last? After all, no one wants to spend money on a temporary fix. Generally, polyurethane concrete lifting is a permanent solution to concrete settlement. Other concrete lifting methods, like mudjacking, are not permanent because of the materials used. In some cases, if the soil below the slab is unstable, the work may have to be redone, but that is rare. If that is the case, we can also stabilize the soil with our deep soil polyurethane injection process. 

But back to polyurethane concrete lifting! Polyurethane foam has many qualities that make it long-lasting and the ideal way to lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs. It is hydrophobic, which means it will not break down when exposed to water in the ground. Polyurethane foam is also resistant to environmental factors such as extreme temperature fluctuations, UV rays, pests and fungus. Once polyurethane foam is cured, it is a completely inert, solid material that will not move unless it is moved. Polyurethane foam will last for literal lifetimes. Polyurethane concrete lifting is the longest-lasting way to lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs. 

Why is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Better Than Mudjacking?

Unlike traditional concrete lifting methods such as mudjacking, polyurethane concrete lifting has proven time and time again to be a strong, long-lasting, fast and effective way to lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs. Polyurethane concrete lifting is a better alternative to mudjacking because polyurethane foam will stay strong, durable and in place for years. The slurry used in the mudjacking process contains concrete and will be affected by the same issues that caused the concrete settlement in the first place. Because of this, the mudjacking process will have to be repeated. This will never be a problem with polyurethane concrete lifting, so you will save money on future repair costs.

What is the Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Process?

Polyurethane concrete lifting is a fast and efficient process that offers long-lasting and durable results. Our team will begin by drilling dime-sized holes in the top of the settled concrete slab. We then inject the polyurethane foam into the port holes, where it expands in the void below and lifts the slab back to its original position. Once the foam is injected and the slab is level, we patch the holes, and the job is done! Polyurethane foam cures in minutes, so you can use the lifted area the same day! Smaller jobs will take us just hours to complete. With mudjacking, the lifted area will be unusable for days because the mudjacking is more invasive, and the slurry takes longer to cure. This is another reason that polyurethane concrete lifting is the best alternative to mudjacking. With our polyurethane concrete lifting method, we can lift and level walkways, driveways, patios, pool decks, garage floors, basement floors and even the foundations of your home! Polyurethane foam is the best way to lift sunken and settled concrete slabs around your home.

Maritime Concrete Lifting Can Lift and Level Your Sunken Slabs

With so many benefits of polyurethane concrete lifting, it's easy to see why so many home and business owners are choosing this innovative concrete lifting method over mudjacking. At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we provide the most durable and longest-lasting solution to settled and sunken concrete slabs in the Maritimes. We have years of experience working with concrete in Atlantic Canada and know the importance of having level concrete slabs. If you have sunken and settled concrete slabs around your home or business, give us a call today! We'll get them lifted!