Are you tired of tripping on uneven concrete around your home? Do you have a driveway, walkway patio, or pool deck that has sunk or settled? This is a prevalent issue in Atlantic Canada due to factors such as the freeze/thaw cycle, temperature fluctuations, and soil erosion. Sunken concrete slabs are not only unappealing but also pose a severe safety risk. Traditional concrete lifting methods like mudjacking may come to mind, but the concrete experts at Maritime Concrete Lifting have a newer and more efficient solution, polyurethane concrete lifting! Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as foam jacking or slab jacking, is the preferred choice for homeowners in the Maritimes to address sinking slabs. If you want to know why polyurethane foam is the best option for levelling your concrete, keep reading!
What are the Dangers of Sunken and Settled Concrete Slabs?
Sunken and settled concrete slabs around your home pose a significant danger and can cause a variety of problems. They can create tripping hazards that can result in serious injuries, especially for young children and the elderly. The uneven surfaces can also make it difficult for people with mobility issues to navigate, making it hard for them to access their homes safely. Additionally, sunken concrete slabs can lead to water pooling around your home's foundation, which can cause further structural damage and lead to costly repairs. Ignoring sunken and settled concrete slabs is not only a safety concern but can also lead to more significant issues down the line. It's crucial to address these issues promptly with professional help.
What is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?
Polyurethane concrete lifting is an innovative concrete lifting and levelling technique that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is also referred to as foam jacking or slab jacking and is a quick and effective solution for fixing sunken or settled concrete slabs. Our process involves drilling small holes into the surface of the concrete slab and injecting eco-friendly polyurethane foam into the voids below. The polyurethane foam expands, filling the empty spaces beneath the slab and lifting it back to its original position. Polyurethane foam is specifically designed to support and stabilize sunken and settled concrete slabs. Unlike traditional concrete lifting methods like mudjacking, polyurethane foam won't shrink or settle over time. Polyurethane concrete lifting doesn't require any heavy equipment, so it causes minimal disruption to your property. This makes it a cost-effective and efficient solution for fixing sunken concrete slabs, such as driveways, walkways, patios, pool decks, and garage floors. Overall, polyurethane concrete lifting is a superior option that delivers long-lasting and reliable results.
What are the Benefits of Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a highly beneficial alternative to traditional mudjacking and is an ideal solution for residential concrete lifting projects. The benefits of polyurethane concrete lifting over mudjacking are numerous:
- Quick and Efficient: Polyurethane foam is faster and more efficient than traditional mudjacking, which involves drilling larger holes and pumping in a heavy, messy cement slurry. We can complete smaller projects in as little as 2 hours, allowing you to use your driveway or sidewalks quickly.
- Lightweight and Durable: Polyurethane foam is very lightweight yet incredibly durable and long-lasting. It won't shrink, settle or degrade over time and is resistant to water and erosion. Mudjacking uses a concrete slurry, which can eventually lead to the slab sinking again.
- Environmentally Friendly: Polyurethane foam is made of eco-friendly materials and generates less waste than traditional mudjacking methods. Polyurethane foam is environmentally friendly and manufactured without toxic chemicals, making it perfect for use around your home. It also eliminates the need to replace concrete slabs, reducing the amount of waste in landfills.
- Long-Lasting: Polyurethane foam is incredibly long-lasting. It can last for lifetimes. It is not affected by the elements or other environmental factors. While mudjacking may provide a temporary solution, it will eventually need to be repeated as the concrete slab settles again. Polyurethane foam, on the other hand, provides a permanent fix that eliminates the need for ongoing repairs or replacements.
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a superior option that delivers long-lasting and reliable results with minimal disruption to your home and the environment. It is easy to see why it has become many homeowners' go-to concrete lifting method.
What can Polyurethane Foam be Used to Lift?
One of the key advantages of polyurethane foam for concrete lifting is its versatility in lifting and levelling concrete slabs of any size and shape. Unlike traditional mudjacking, which can be limited by the size and weight of the slurry mixture used, polyurethane foam can be customized to suit the specific needs of a project. Polyurethane foam can lift and level concrete slabs of any size, from small residential walkways to large commercial parking lots. This makes it an ideal solution for a wide range of concrete lifting projects, whether you need to level a single concrete step or an entire driveway. Some of the residential applications of polyurethane foam include:
- Front steps
- Pool decks
- Garage floors
- Basement Floors
- Foundations and more!
Maritime Concrete Lifting Can Help With Your Residential Concrete Lifting Needs
Don't let uneven or sunken concrete bring down the beauty and safety of your home. Polyurethane concrete lifting is the superior solution for your residential concrete lifting needs. At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we specialize in polyurethane concrete lifting for residential projects. We serve customers throughout Atlantic Canada. If you have sunken and settled concrete slabs around your home, we can help! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help keep your property safe and beautiful!