Commercial slabs support a lot of weight, so it's essential for them to be level. Sometimes concrete slabs sink and settle, which can lead to cracks in the slab, which create safety hazards and other issues with the building itself. If the concrete slabs on your commercial property are showing signs of settlement, you should have them fixed as soon as possible.
Having uneven or unlevel floors on your commercial property can be dangerous and inconvenient. Commercial floor slabs tend to sink and settle over time because of the amount of weight they support. Sinking and settling can occur for many reasons, such as poor soil compaction, improper installation or simply the structure's weight. As commercial slabs settle over time, they will pull away from the walls of the building and create gaps around the perimeter of the building. This can compromise the structural integrity of the entire building. Commercial slab settlement can also create tripping hazards which you may be liable for as the property owner. If you are looking for a fast, efficient and cost-effective way to restore your commercial slab floors to their original height and prevent further damage, then polyurethane concrete lifting is the best solution!
Polyurethane concrete levelling is the easiest way to lift your commercial slab floors and make them level again. Our polyurethane foam was designed to lift and support large concrete slabs, making it perfect for commercial applications. Our concrete lifting process is quick. Our polyurethane foam cures in minutes, so you don't have to worry about long service interruptions. The polyurethane foam we use is also environmentally friendly! It contains no toxic chemicals and is manufactured with up to 40% recycled materials. Polyurethane concrete lifting is the ideal method to lift and level sunken and settled commercial slab floors and is a superior alternative to traditional concrete lifting methods like mudjacking. If you are looking for a long-lasting and durable way to prevent further damage to your commercial slab floors, contact Maritime Concrete Lifting today!
Commercial slab floors sink and settle for various reasons. Poor soil compaction, improper installation or the weight of the structure are all common causes.
The most common reason for settling is poor soil compaction. Before your commercial floor slabs are installed, it is essential to ensure that the ground underneath them is properly compacted. This allows water to drain away from the foundation and keep it from eroding the soil below the slab. If the soil is not properly compacted before installation, the weight of the structure will put pressure on the soil below and cause it to sink and settle faster than average, which can lead to cracking of the slab.
Sinking and settling is a natural process that occurs when a building's foundation settles into its surroundings. This happens over time as soil shifts and settles in response to changes in temperature, moisture levels and other forces. When it comes to commercial buildings, however, sinking and settling can be more severe than in residential properties because they're typically much larger. As a result, they tend to settle faster due to their larger footprint.
Improper installation of commercial floor slabs is another common cause of settling. If there aren't enough reinforcements installed under the slab before pouring starts or if there aren't enough expansion joints included in the plans, then this can lead to cracks forming in your concrete over time as well as other structural problems such as bulging walls or doors sticking due to uneven floors. Regardless of the reason for the sinking and settling of your commercial floor slab, the team at Maritime Concrete Lifting can restore them to their original level quickly and efficiently.