Structures and roadways need a stable foundation to ensure they can stand the test of time. The foundation must rest on a strong base that can support the entire load evenly. If you are building on weak or unstable soil, it could cause severe issues down the road. Over time weak soil will compact and swell, leading to the entire foundation shifting and possibly the collapse of the structure. When the soil swells too much, it can cause severe damage to the foundation, potentially causing more severe damage to the structure. Soil swelling can cause cracks, bumps, and weakened pavement that could become dangerous over time.
Buildings and roadways are not the only structures that may require soil stabilization. Many construction companies also require soil stabilization services when constructing new overpasses, parking lots, and airfields. When used correctly, polyurethane foam can provide long-lasting stability and reduce the risk of any potential hazards.
Soil and ground stabilization is a crucial part of any construction project. Unstable soil will not stay in place on its own and requires extra support. Unstable soil can threaten the stability and safety of buildings and other infrastructure. It can damage, degrade, and even destroy the foundation of many structures, such as buildings, bridges, and roads. Many factors can cause soil to become unstable, including erosion, poor compaction, freeze/thaw cycles and decomposition of organic material. At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we know that unstable soil can be a dangerous problem, but we have the perfect solution! Soil and ground stabilization with polyurethane foam!
Polyurethane foam helps to stabilize ground that has been weakened by erosion or unstable bedrock. It is injected into voids in the earth to fill them so they can be a more solid base for construction projects. Stabilizing ground with polyurethane foam offers many benefits over other soil and ground stabilization methods. Polyurethane is strong, long-lasting and resistant to the elements and water. Below ground, polyurethane foam helps protect against moisture intrusion caused by excess water in the soil and seepage. This helps keep the soil stable and prevents it from sinking, settling or eroding. It's also safe to use on slopes with a high potential for a landslide.
Polyurethane foam is robust, lightweight and dense, making it the perfect material for soil and ground stabilization. Once it is injected into the soil, polyurethane foam seeks out weak soils and voids under concrete slabs, expands to fill them and creates a strong and denser base for construction projects. Polyurethane foam will retain its strength and structure, reducing the possibility of new voids or settlements. Polyurethane foam is also environmentally friendly. It is made of partly recycled materials and contains no harmful chemicals that can contaminate the environment around it. Polyurethane foam injection is a long-lasting and cost-effective method to stabilize soil for infrastructure projects.
Using polyurethane foam for soil stabilization is a quick and easy process. The best way to install polyurethane foam is by pumping the material into the ground, which closes up any holes that might be present and stabilize the soil or ground surface. It is non-invasive, and the entire process can be finished in as little as 45 minutes for smaller projects. This means minimal disruption to services during installation. The proper installation of polyurethane foam for soil and ground stabilization is crucial so it lasts indefinitely. At Maritime Concrete Lifting, we specialize in polyurethane foam injection for soil and ground stabilization. Our team is certified and can complete the process efficiently to the highest standards. If you require soil and ground stabilization services for a new construction project, contact us today!