Most people don't realize the damage caused by an unlevel garage floor or even the headache it can cause when you're trying to get your car in and out or work on projects. If your garage floor is cracked or uneven, you should get it lifted as soon as possible.
Like other types of concrete slabs, garage floors can be subject to sinking and settling over time. When it comes to attached garages, concrete settlement problems can be somewhat different than detached garages. Attached garage floors generally sink at the foundation wall due to poor soil compaction when the foundation was backfilled. When this happens, water can pool around the foundation and cause severe damage to not only your garage floor but the entire structure. If you have an attached garage, chances are the floor slab is poured inside a foundation wall. The good news is these slabs are easy for us to lift. Our innovative polyurethane concrete levelling method is the best way to lift and level attached garage floors.
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a fast and efficient process. It doesn't require any excavation or concrete removal, making it a cost-effective way to lift and level attached garage floors. We start by drilling small holes in the top of the sunken slab. We then inject polyurethane foam into the holes, where it expands, fills any voids and cures in minutes. Once the polyurethane foam is injected, we patch the holes, and the work is complete! The fast cure time means you can use your garage hours after the job is done. Other concrete lifting methods, such as mudjacking, are not as effective because the materials used can be subject to the same issues that caused the slab to settle in the first place. This is not an issue with polyurethane foam; it can last for lifetimes without needing to be replaced. As an added bonus, our polyurethane foam is environmentally friendly, making it perfect for use around your home where children and pets may be present. If you're looking for a long-lasting and effective way to lift and level your attached garage floors, contact Maritime Concrete Lifting today!
If your attached garage floor is sinking, there could be many reasons. Poor soil compaction and drainage, water pooling and vehicle traffic are some of the main causes.
Poor compaction during construction can result in soft spots that can't support the weight of your garage and vehicles. When vehicles park in these areas, they can cause the slab to sink and settle further into the ground. This can cause cracks, which become tripping hazards, and can also cause the floor slab to pull away from the walls, which can damage the structural integrity of your garage.
Water pooling is another common cause of attached garages sinking and settling. Water pooling can happen when the garage is built on too little of a slope, gutters and downspouts are too close to the garage and even from overflowing gutters. When water pools on your garage floor, it will seep into the slab and cause cracks and settlement. This causes an uneven weight distribution across the slab and can eventually cause it to break apart at these points resulting in it needing to be replaced.
Heavy vehicles can also be a cause of concrete settlement. They can create pressure on the ground beneath them as they drive over the slab. If there isn't enough support beneath these areas (from poor compaction or erosion), they will cause the slab to sink and cause your garage floor to crack and become uneven. If you are experiencing concrete settlement in your attached garage, the Maritime Concrete Lifting team can get them lifted for you and prevent any further damage.