Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world! It's versatile, durable and very strong, but concrete isn't invincible. Concrete slabs can be susceptible to sinking and settling. Concrete settlement is a common problem in Atlantic Canada and can lead to uneven surfaces and cracks that can become safety hazards. If concrete settlement is left untreated for too long, the entire concrete slab can be destroyed and need to be replaced. Concrete slabs can be very expensive to replace. You might think concrete replacement is your only option, but that's not true! Polyurethane concrete lifting, also called foam jacking and slab jacking, is the best way to return your concrete slabs to their original position without having to replace them. Now you may be wondering, "Is it better to replace or repair settled concrete slabs?" The concrete experts at Maritime Concrete Lifting are here to tell you! If you're curious as to why you should consider polyurethane concrete lifting over replacement, read on to learn more!
What is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?
More and more home and business owners are choosing polyurethane concrete lifting as an alternative to concrete slab replacement. Foam jacking is a fast and efficient process that we use to raise sunken and settled concrete by injecting a high-density polyurethane foam below the slab to lift it back to its original level. Slab jacking is an excellent option because instead of pouring a new slab, the existing one can be repaired as long as it is still in good condition. The cost to lift and level concrete slabs are significantly less than replacing an entire slab. Foam jacking uses less labour and takes less time than concrete replacement, which will save you money. Polyurethane foam can lift and level almost any sized concrete slab quickly and easily.
Polyurethane Foam is Environmentally Friendly
One of our favourite benefits of using polyurethane foam to lift and level concrete is that it is environmentally friendly. The polyurethane foam we use at Maritime Concrete Lifting is made partly of recycled materials and doesn't contain harsh or toxic chemicals that will seep into the soil over time. Slab jacking also reduces your environmental impact because lifted concrete slabs don't end up in landfills.
Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Takes Less Time Than Replacement
Foam jacking is faster and easier than concrete replacement, smaller projects take just a few hours, and the area is ready for use almost immediately after the job is complete. When you pour a new slab, the area will be out of service for days. Polyurethane concrete levelling eliminates that wait time and ensures there are no long interruptions to your home or business. Polyurethane concrete lifting is also noninvasive and doesn't require any heavy equipment.
Polyurethane Foam Is Strong and Long-Lasting
Lifting concrete with polyurethane foam is the longest-lasting alternative to replacement. Polyurethane foam is resistant to water, UV rays, pests and other environmental factors, so it won't break down over time. In most cases, foam jacking is a permanent solution to concrete settlement, saving you money on future repair costs. Polyurethane foam is also very strong. Slab jacking is frequently used in highway repairs because of its strength and quick application. Polyurethane foam has been developed specifically for raising and supporting concrete and has an excellent track record as a high-performance repair solution.
Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Is The Best Alternative To Replacement
If you are looking for a better alternative to concrete slab replacement or traditional concrete levelling methods like mudjacking, then polyurethane concrete lifting is for you! With many advantages over mudjacking and concrete replacement, polyurethane concrete levelling can help you save time and money. With so many benefits, it is easy to see why polyurethane concrete lifting is continuing to grow in popularity with home and business owners.
Maritime Concrete Lifting Can Help You Lift Those Settled Slabs!
At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we specialize in polyurethane concrete lifting and levelling. Polyurethane concrete lifting has become the preferred method for homeowners and business owners who need to lift, and level settled concrete slabs. We work with homeowners, business owners and municipalities to lift and level walkways, driveways, patios, garage floors, pool decks, basement floors, factory and warehouse floors and even roadways! We have years of experience working with concrete in Atlantic Canada. This experience has given us a great understanding of how the Canadian climate can affect concrete slabs and the best methods to repair them! Our team is here to provide you with the best solutions for your concrete lifting and levelling needs in the Maritimes. Contact us today!