Concrete settlement is a common issue in The Maritimes. Our wet summers and long cold winters can wreak havoc on the concrete around your home or business. Sunken and settled concrete slabs don't just look bad; they can become serious safety hazards! If you have noticed sinking, cracked or uneven slabs around your home or business, you may be wondering what you can do to fix them. Concrete replacement is expensive and invasive, and methods like mudjacking just don't last. Maritime Concrete Lifting has the perfect solution for you! Polyurethane concrete lifting! But what are the benefits of lifting concrete with polyurethane foam? Let us tell you!
Polyurethane Foam is Environmentally Friendly
Polyurethane foam has many benefits, but one of the best benefits is that it is environmentally friendly. With our focus on sustainable business practices, it was important for us to find a product that would not harm the environment. The polyurethane foam we use at Maritime Concrete Lifting is non-toxic and made partly from recycled materials. Polyurethane concrete lifting also keeps old concrete out of landfills. When you replace a sunken slab, the old concrete ends up in a landfill, which burdens the environment. By lifting your concrete slabs with polyurethane foam instead of replacing them, you are doing your part to help the planet and reduce your carbon footprint.
Polyurethane Foam is Strong and Durable
Polyurethane foam is an incredibly strong and durable material. It is unaffected by the elements, UV rays and water, so it will not degrade over time. Polyurethane foam is also very strong. Because it was designed to lift and support concrete, it is the strongest concrete lifting method available. It can support weights of up to 4,000 pounds per square foot! Polyurethane foam can support the weight of almost any size concrete slab. Because of its strength, it is often used to lift entire commercial buildings, roadways and highways. These two benefits make polyurethane foam the best option for levelling concrete.
Polyurethane Foam Offers Long-Lasting Repair
Using polyurethane foam to lift concrete slabs offers the longest-lasting results you can get. Once it is cured, polyurethane foam becomes completely inert, greatly reducing the risk of your slab sinking again. In most cases, polyurethane foam concrete lifting is a permanent solution to sunken and settled slabs, saving you money on future repair costs. The results last much longer than traditional concrete lifting methods such as mudjacking. The materials used in the mudjacking process will be affected by the same issues that caused the concrete slab to settle in the first place and usually only last a few years. Polyurethane foam can last for literal lifetimes, making it the superior concrete lifting method.
Polyurethane Concrete Lifting is Quick and Efficient
Polyurethane foam has changed the way concrete lifting is done. The lifting process is quick and efficient. Smaller jobs like driveways take as little as a few hours, and larger jobs usually take no more than a day. We begin by drilling a few small holes into the top of the sunken concrete slab. We then inject the polyurethane foam, which expands and raises the slab from beneath. Once the slab is lifted, the injection holes are patched, and the area is ready for use almost immediately. Polyurethane concrete lifting requires no heavy equipment, so we can lift and level sunken slabs quickly with minimal interruptions to your home or business. Other methods, like mudjacking, are messy, invasive and take longer to complete. This is not an issue with polyurethane concrete lifting.
Maritime Concrete Lifting Can Help You With Your Concrete Lifting Needs
As you can see, polyurethane concrete lifting offers many benefits over other methods like mudjacking. With so many great benefits, it is easy to see why more and more home and business owners are choosing polyurethane foam to lift concrete. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly, long-lasting and cost-effective way to lift sunken and settled concrete slabs in Atlantic Canada, we can help! At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we provide concrete lifting solutions to customers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Our team has the expertise and experience to lift and level your sunken concrete slabs right the first time. If you have sunken slabs on your property, contact us today! We will have them lifted in no time!