Don't replace sunken slabs. Lift them!
Concrete is the most commonly used material in residential construction in PEI. Concrete is a durable and relatively low-maintenance material used for everything from foundations and garage floors to driveways, pool decks and patios. As strong as concrete is, it isn't indestructible and can sink and settle over time. Concrete slabs sink and settle for many reasons, such as the natural freeze/thaw cycle, soil erosion caused by poor drainage and improper installation. Sunken concrete slabs don't just diminish your curb appeal; they can become serious safety hazards. Concrete settlement can also cause water pooling around your home, which can cause severe damage to your foundation. To keep your property safe, it is vital to take care of sunken and settled concrete slabs as soon as possible.
So how do you fix them? Polyurethane concrete levelling! Polyurethane concrete levelling, also known as foam jacking or slab jacking, is the best method for homeowners to raise sunken slabs. Foam jacking is a superior alternative to traditional concrete lifting methods such as mudjacking. Mudjacking is often subject to the same issues that cause the slab to sink or settle in the first place. This is not an issue with slab jacking. The polyurethane foam we use was designed to lift and support concrete slabs and will last for years without the process needing to be repeated. Our process is fast and efficient. No heavy equipment is required, so there is little disruption to your property, and in most cases, the lifted area can be used that same day. Polyurethane foam is also environmentally friendly; it is made of partly recycled materials and contains no toxic chemicals. This makes it ideal for residential applications where children or pets may be present. If you have sunken and settled concrete slabs around your home, contact Maritime Concrete Lifting Inc. in Prince Edward Island today! Our team will have them level in no time!