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Is it Safe to Lift Concrete with Polyurethane Foam?

Is it Safe to Lift Concrete with Polyurethane Foam?

As the snow starts to melt and the weather gets warmer, you may notice the concrete around your home or business is looking a little worse for wear. Winter in Atlantic Canada can be rough on concrete. You might see cracks, uneven surfaces, or other telltale signs your concrete slabs are sinking and settling. This doesn't just detract from your curb appeal; it can create safety hazards on your property. As a home or business owner, you are probably looking for ways to fix your sunken and settled concrete slabs. Enter polyurethane concrete lifting! Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as slab jacking or foam jacking, is the best way to lift sunken concrete slabs back into their original position. Many home and business owners don't know all the benefits of polyurethane concrete lifting and may wonder, is it safe to lift concrete with polyurethane foam? The concrete experts at Maritime Concrete Lifting are here to tell you it is! Let us tell you why! 

Polyurethane Foam is Environmentally Friendly

The first thing most people think when they hear the word polyurethane is chemicals and toxins. This couldn't be further from the truth. Polyurethane foam is actually a very safe and sustainable and sustainable product! At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we use an environmentally friendly polyurethane foam to lift and level concrete. It is made from over 40% recycled materials and is manufactured without harsh or toxic chemicals. This means there is no worry of it polluting the soil or groundwater around the lifted area. Polyurethane foam is also safe for people. Its non-toxic nature makes it ideal for use around your home where children or pets are present. With our focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices, it was important to ensure that the products we use are safe for the environment and for people. Polyurethane foam checks all those boxes. 

Polyurethane Foam is Strong and Durable

Polyurethane foam is also incredibly strong and durable. What does this have to do with safety? More than you think! Polyurethane foam was developed specifically to lift and support sunken and settled concrete slabs. It has a long track record as a high-performance concrete repair method. It is much stronger, less invasive, and uses less equipment than mudjacking. Less equipment and fewer injection holes mean fewer safety hazards on your property while the work is being completed. Polyurethane foam also has extraordinary lifting power compared to its weight. Polyurethane foam is strong enough to support concrete slabs of any size. It's so strong that it can lift everything from home foundation slabs to commercial and industrial buildings and even roadways and highways! Because it was designed to lift and support concrete, there is no worry of it failing over time, adding to its safety benefits. 

Polyurethane Concrete Lifting is Long-Lasting

Another common question many home and business owners have is, how long will polyurethane concrete lifting last? People aren't interested in investing in a temporary fix that won't last. Generally speaking, polyurethane concrete lifting is a permanent solution to sunken and settled concrete slabs. Polyurethane foam will last for decades and will not deteriorate or break down over time. Once cured, it is completely inert and resistant to water, UV rays, erosion, insects and rodents. When you have your concrete slabs lifted with polyurethane foam, it is very unlikely you will ever need to have the work done again. Polyurethane foam addresses the root cause of the settlement and prevents further sinking of concrete slabs over time. This means no more uneven surfaces or cracks in your concrete slabs. Polyurethane concrete lifting is the ideal way to keep your property safe for years to come. 

Maritime Concrete Lifting is Here to Provide you with the Safest Concrete Lifting Method Available!

At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we pride ourselves on providing the safest and longest-lasting concrete lifting method available. As you can see, polyurethane foam is a safe, strong and environmentally friendly way to lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs and extend their life span. With so many benefits, it is easy to see why it is quickly becoming the most popular concrete lifting method. We provide concrete lifting and levelling services to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and municipal clients across Atlantic Canada. If you need a sunken or settled concrete slab lifted in the Maritimes, contact us today! We will get you lifted in no time!