Concrete LevelingFoam Jacking
Tell me about…
Concrete leveling is a simple, fast and non-intrusive process that returns your existing sketchy concrete into the safe, risk-free concrete it once was. With a simple 3-step process our professionals provide a long term solution without the mess or cost of conventional concrete work. We simply evaluate the concrete and schedule your service, drill the necessary hole in your broken, sunken or sloped concrete for ideal lifting and then inject the polyurethane foam to the proper volume so that your concrete raises
What are the benefits?
Cost Effective: Concrete raising is typically about half the cost of replacing the concrete. Ultimately, the cost of raising or stabilizing concrete is a direct reflection of how much leveling material the project will require.
Time: Ready to use immediately.
Clean Work Environment: No concrete or grout splatter and no wash down needed. No heavy equipment driving through landscaping.
Smaller Holes: Polyurethane concrete raising requires nearly invisible ⅝” holes (size of a dime) drilled and the process calls for considerably fewer holes than traditional
Lightweight: The Polyurethane material will never lose density, is permanent and weighs only about two pounds per cubic foot, compared to traditional
Adaptable: Our polyurethane foam is a top-of-the-line material, designed specifically for different concrete applications. It allows us to easily adjust our approach to your needs.
Don’t Replace it, Raise it! GETLEVELED.com saves your concrete slab from being torn out and deposited at a landfill!
Is it safe and effective?
High strength to weight ratio. Unlike mudjacking techniques that pump mortar-based material beneath settled concrete, polyurethane imposes very little additional weight on the soil. It’s a much smarter slab-raising strategy in areas where soils are easily compressed or have poor load-bearing characteristics.
Superior lifting capability. polyurethane has almost unlimited lifting capability when applied by an experienced technician. Lifting force can approach 6000 lbs. per sq. ft. Settled factory floors and sections of airport runways have been successfully restored to level using polyurethane.
Fast set up and cure. Following application beneath a settled slab or other concrete element, polyurethane foam expands immediately to many times its liquid volume to create powerful lifting force. In a matter of minutes the foam begins to harden, typically reaching around 90% of its final strength and rigidity in under 20 minutes. These fast set up and cure characteristics minimize down time, completing the repair so that the concrete can become fully functional again.
Excellent dimensional stability. Polyurethane foam hardens and cures to a stiff, strong rigid foam material that will not absorb water or alter in dimension over time. Once cured, polyurethane is totally inert as a material. It does not leech harmful chemicals into the soil.
Soil strengthening capability. Once injected, c foam does more than expand upward against the sunken concrete. It also moves downward, expanding into loose soil areas that can benefit from the foam’s consolidating action. Other geo-technical applications of polyurethane foam include soil stabilization, erosion control and pre-construction soil treatment to improve stability and load-bearing values.
What is Polyurethane Foam?
Stripping away all the technical information concrete leveling uses an expanding, 2-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam to raise sunken concrete. Our system includes not only the 2-component foam materials, but also highly calibrated storage, temperature management and dispensing equipment that is housed in a specially fitted box truck.
The 2-part mixture is a modified geo-technical version of the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems used to insulate and seal residential and commercial buildings. The 2 parts are typically referred to as “Part A” and “Part B.”
Part A is a petroleum-based isocyanate. Part B contains polyol resin, a surfactant, a blowing agent and a catalyst that causes the two liquid compounds to turn into expanding foam when they are mixed at the application nozzle.
The polyurethane foam is injected beneath settled concrete through 5/8-in.-dia. holes drilled through the concrete at strategic locations, ideal for residential and commercial applications.
Many of our clients call and ask about the cost of
Why fix my concrete?
A sinking slab (also known as sinking concrete) is always worth fixing, whether it’s located in your basement, garage, driveway or patio. A simple crack in a concrete slab isn’t necessarily a problem. Cracks are even supposed to occur along “control” joints such as those built into a sidewalk.
When a concrete slab cracks AND sinks, this indicates a more serious structural issue. In addition to looking bad, a sinking slab can create an uneven surface that poses a safety hazard. Instead of hoping the problem will go away or worrying about the potential for injuries and even lawsuits, it’s smart to fix a sunken slab.
What causes sinking concrete?
When all or part of a slab sinks, it’s usually due to one of two possible conditions. First off, the soil beneath the slab may have characteristics that make it compress easily. In other words, the weight of the slab pushes down on the soil, causing the slab to sink. Soil erosion can be another cause of a sinking slab. Heavy water flow sometimes washes away soil beneath a slab, which then sinks into the resulting hole or void.
Some contractors recommend repairing a sinking slab by demolishing the damaged area and pouring new concrete. There are several problems with this repair strategy.
For starters, it’s expensive and the repair will take at least several days because the fresh concrete must harden and cure before the slab can be used again. But even more importantly, if weak soil caused the slab to sink, the soil may compress again under the weight of the new slab. A shortcut repair –adding more concrete to level or even out the slab—imposes even more weight on the soil, increasing the risk of sinking in the future.
What can be leveled?
SIDEWALKS & STEPS: Don’t deal with uneven concrete and leave yourself vulnerable to
CONCRETE SLABS, GARAGE FLOORS & BASEMENTS: Patios and large concrete slabs are heavy, in most cases slabs start to sink from stress on the soil beneath it. Have you noticed a change in the slope of your concrete or edges starting to lower into the soil? Don’t wait until it breaks. Nip it in the bud and level your pad with
POOL DECKS & FOUNDATIONS: You might not this there is a viable solution to your house foundation settling or your pool decking changing pitch. No i-beams or crazy construction fixes needed! Polyurethanes outstanding strength to weight ratio makes it the perfect solution to raise your structure back to level with a firm hold on the ground below.
VOID FILLING: Recently had a tree removed or have noticed your concrete is sinking for no apparent reason? Things happen and soil moves. You might not realize you have an issue until it is too late. Play the safe card and get your property evaluated after major projects and give yourself