Foundations are one of the most essential parts of industrial buildings. They support the colossal weight and intricate architecture of these buildings. Due to their massive proportions, these industrial structures demand nothing less than a steadfast foundation to ensure their longevity. However, in Atlantic Canada, environmental forces such as erosion and the natural freeze/thaw cycle can cause even the sturdiest foundations to falter. The outcome? Settling foundation slabs that trigger a domino effect of problems, including uneven floors and dangerous cracks that jeopardize the safety of both employees and patrons. Luckily Maritime Concrete Lifting has the best solution to these problems—industrial concrete lifting with polyurethane foam. If you want to know why polyurethane concrete lifting is the best method to restore sunken and settled industrial concrete slabs to their original height, read to learn more!
Reimagining Solutions: The Rise of Polyurethane Foam Concrete Levelling
Historically, addressing sunken and settling foundation slabs involved traditional methods like mudjacking. However, these approaches proved cumbersome, time-intensive, and hardly sustainable. While mudjacking can be effective in the short term, it is susceptible to the same issues that initially caused the foundation slab to settle. Enter the game-changer: polyurethane concrete lifting, the revolutionary solution that has elevated the realm of industrial concrete lifting. Unlike its outdated counterparts, polyurethane concrete lifting marries speed, efficiency, and endurance in a seamless package, earning the trust of discerning property owners in droves.
How Does Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Work?
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a quick and efficient process. We begin by strategically drilling small 5/8-inch holes into the sunken concrete slab's surface. We then inject polyurethane foam through the holes where it lifts the slab from below. The magic happens as the foam expands, exerting gentle pressure that elevates the sunken slab. This expansion and lifting process unfolds within minutes, rendering the lifted area usable within the day. Once the lifting is complete, we carefully patch the holes, and the job is done. This makes polyurethane concrete lifting ideal for the demands of industrial settings, where workflow disruptions need to be minimized.
The Cost-Effectiveness of Polyurethane Concrete Lifting
The financial aspect of addressing sunken and settled industrial concrete slabs is essential. Polyurethane foam's inherent durability and longevity confer remarkable cost-effectiveness to the lifting process. This longevity starkly contrasts mudjacking, where repeated interventions are often required due to the vulnerability of mudjacking slurry to similar sinking issues. The beauty of foam jacking lies in its ability to restore sunken and settling slabs before they reach a state of irreparability. This preventative approach is particularly suited to industrial buildings, where the expense of replacing a concrete slab significantly eclipses the more budget-friendly option of lifting it. Although the cost of polyurethane foam concrete lifting varies depending on the project's size, it consistently remains a cost-effective alternative to total slab replacement.
The Mighty Strength of Polyurethane Foam
At the core of our approach lies the indomitable strength of our polyurethane foam. With an astounding capacity to bear up to 4,000 pounds per square foot, polyurethane foam emerges as an unparalleled lifting option for sunken and settled slabs. Its robustness is further fortified by its unwavering endurance. Resistant to water and impervious to the corrosive effects of soil moisture, it remains impervious to the passage of time and the unforgiving elements. The result is a lifting solution that is often a permanent remedy to sunken and settled concrete slabs.
The Eco-Friendly Edge of Polyurethane Foam
Beyond its technical prowess, polyurethane foam shines as an environmentally conscious choice. Crafted from a blend of recycled materials and containing no toxic chemicals, the foam aligns perfectly with sustainable practices. Its application mitigates the risk of soil and groundwater contamination, a concern absent in alternative methods. Moreover, the foam's capability to salvage existing slabs from sinking or settling obviates the necessity of casting new ones, contributing to reduced landfill burden and underscoring its eco-friendly essence.
Maritime Concrete Lifting Can Help You Lift and Level Industrial Concrete Slabs in Atlantic Canada
As you can see, industrial concrete levelling with polyurethane foam offers many benefits. From its swiftness and efficiency to its undeniable cost-effectiveness, this method is the ultimate solution for rectifying sunken and settled industrial concrete slabs in Atlantic Canada. At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we have years of experience in the concrete industry and know the importance of sturdy foundations for industrial buildings. Our team of concrete experts is committed to cultivating a safer, more comfortable environment for you, your workforce, and your clients. If you need industrial concrete levelling solutions in the Maritimes, contact us today! We can help you elevate your industrial space in record time.